Live Your Best Life (Stages of Development) – Part 1

In my post from September 28, 2018, I wrote about the Stages of Development and its impact on my thinking, living, and working.  Since that post, I’ve continued to work on better understanding the theory behind this work and how best to apply it to my coaching and helping leaders develop and improve.  In fact, …

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Breakdowns at Work (Coordinating Action)

Note: The following is a fictional case study used for the purpose of illustrating one of the most frequent causes of company breakdowns and is not meant to portray any organization or person. "A breakdown is an interruption to the anticipated flow of living; the inability for standard practices to work." (Alan Sieler)  Things don't …

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Marketplace of Ideas (Open Space Technology)

On October 29, 2019, we convened our first “Meeting (extra)Ordinary Leaders” conference at the Ware Center in Lancaster, PA.  One of the purposes of this event was to allow for leaders from diverse fields to expand their networks in a meaningful way.  Many networking events fall short of expectations because throwing people into a room …

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Fear of Heights (Can You Spell “Acrophobia?”)

“Come to the edge of the cliff,” he said. “We are afraid,” they said. “Come to the edge of the cliff,” he said. “We are afraid,” they said. “Come to the edge of the cliff,” he said. They came.  He pushed.  They flew. -- Guillaume Apollinaire Full Admission: I’m a Big “Chicken” I can't imagine …

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