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I Went Outside To Find An Answer

I Went Outside To Find An Answer

A question I hear from clients / peers:  Does my work in the world represent who I truly am?  I went outside to find an answer.  Standing in the darkness of Laguna Park, in the border between combustion engines and exothermic nightcrawlers, I search for myself.   The...

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We NEED Meetings!

We Need Meetings!  Are you committed to generating a healthy future?    We need meetings to do that.   Me, you, us, them, we, I and You.  You need meetings!    Meetings that PRODUCE.  Meetings are where it...

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How Intelligent Are Your Emotions?

“Keys to Emotional Intelligence in Organizations” The Meeting Guy supports corporate teams, nonprofit organizations, and intentional communities. Tool:  Emotional Intelligence Proficiency with emotional intelligence (EI) is an effective predictor for improving...

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How To Handle Extreme Meetings, Part 2

"Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people's drama, repeat these word: Not my circus, not my monkeys."  - Polish Proverb In my last article, we explored some basics qualities of Extreme Meetings.   We illuminated a pathway towards _always_ including...

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High Impact Meetings

High Impact Meetings are easy to spot. They always have the following conditions: Significant impacts on individuals (Internal) Significant impacts on the organization (External) High impact meetings depend on more than great preparation and excellent meeting...

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The Earth Is Alive

The Earth Is Alive

Parable goes: The butterfly lands in the 1,000-year old Sequoia and lives her entire life there.  (Approx. 5 days)  At the end of that time, she is asked:  "Is this tree alive?" and she giggles "Of course not silly, I've been here my entire life, and nothing has...

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Discovery of Worth It

If you want to be on a winning team, if you want your organization to succeed, you'll need to develop your ability to discover your Worth It. A good place to start is your honest assessment of how you show up during business meetings. Are you in your power? Are you...

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Gravensteins and Beyond

Our Gravensteins are falling.  The appricots too.  I amaware of the Life Force all around us.  Aware of the cycle that calls us into our full and rich potential here on Earth. Be not afraid.  Villains occur in the smallest of places, like dark work-holes marring...

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What is Kryptonite

Greetings Superheroes! If you can see the almost indistinguishably green glow from your computer screen, please don't be alarmed... you are reading the Kryptonite Special, a blog entry so powerful, so potentially devastating, you just might end up melting into a glob...

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Breaking The Cage – Part Two

The Deputy did nothing, just stood there with his maniacal grin.This served to punctuate my position.I was alone.I had no power.The Calvary wasn't coming.It was then that I noticed the clock:2:00 AM.Huh?I had been "processed" at approximately 9:30 PM and there was no...

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Why Superheroes Must Be Continually Different

Executives are measured on how effectively they convert knowledge, or intellectual capital, into customer value. In the knowledge economy, the primary role of an executive is to make knowledge productive. And, knowledgeable employees and productive employees are happy...

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Breaking The Cage – Part One

I've been to jail. It was the single most frightening experience of my life, by FAR.Nothing that I've witnessed on this Earth has been truly horrifying... nothing has been incomprehensible and paralyzing.But to be trapped, to have no way out, to lose my freedom...

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