What Executives Can Learn From Michael Jordan

Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life.     

– Chicago Tribune

Most pundits consider Michael Jordan to be the greatest basketball player of all time. When you think of the embodiment of basketball greatness, it’s his image that comes to mind. Yet even MJ couldn’t win multiple championships by himself.

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Championship Games

Teamwork of businesspeople at work to build a business system

I’m not a typical sports fan, but I love championship games. I liken them to those times in life when people have a stake in the ground, are fully committed and passion is driving them.

During these games, so much is on the line and everyone is laser focused on a singular clear vision, collectively working to make the win happen. All players are experts in their position; bold, daring, and efficient. The stakes are high; emotions are involved and managed. I appreciate the intensity and watching mastery at play.

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Team Dynamics that Work

Teamwork of businesspeople at work to build a business system

Creating a dynamic team is a leader’s art. In essence as a team leader and member what’s most important is having an aligned vision, clear communication, remaining passionate about the work, and your ability to inspire others. Use my checklist to revisit your team’s dynamics.

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Do It

Artists and designers do it, entrepreneurs do it, scientists, change agents, and all daring leaders courageously do it.

Give birth to a reality that didn’t previously exist.   Read more

3 Essential Steps to a Remarkable New Year

REMARKABLE is the word that keeps coming to me as we start the New Year. REMARKABLE is what you and your team want to be as you move through the year, quarter, or any specific time frame ahead of you. That which is REMARKABLE leaves a legacy and has lasting impact.

Here are 3 essential steps to making your year remarkable.

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Park Bench

Often, as I start a coaching call, I imagine I’m sitting on a park bench with my client as they start to describe a life circumstance. I remember their wholeness, their unique creativity, and their wellspring of resourcefulness, even when in the moment, they don’t. My desire is to bring out what they want for themselves.

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Window

Think of a calendar page with it’s many squares or rectangles, and each representing a day in your week, your month, your year. Arbitrarily choose a day in your calendar, sometime in the month ahead.

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Receiving & Gratitude

Simply saying or thinking about the words receiving and gratitude, evokes joy. Each evening I treasure the moments when I ask my children, “What are you grateful for today?” They stop and see their day flash before their mind’s eye and always find one or more treasured experiences to be grateful for.

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