Breakfast snacks that kill dreams

“Business culture eats strategy for breakfast.” — Peter Drucker One key person embedded with the existing culture can cannibalize a great strategy for breakfast—even if doing so means is killing future success. Often the one key One has “earned” the right to defend the existing culture: they’ve been there for years,  they are the CEO, they have some...
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Two Foot Story

If you are standing with a foot in each of two boats, and one boat is sinking, make a choice. Otherwise, you’ll go down with the sinking ship. Sometimes no choice is a choice. Fish or cut bait, only you can decide! Argh, me...
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Addicted to control?

Being in charge is heady stuff. A shot glass of control can soothe the nerves. Watch out! It can be addicting! And attractive! After all, when I’m in charge I don’t have to wait, or compromise, or be patient, or let go, or lose. I don’t have to feel out of control and powerless—like I did as a little kid. Not being in charge is scary stuff. What if someone says something...
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Trapeze living! La Vida Loca or La Vida Real?

Over 25 years ago I looked at my life—house-by-the-lake, two cars (a lot for me then!), three boats (sail boat, sailboard, and scull), a flourishing not-for-profit (Oh, sweet irony!) organization, and…(wait for it!)…two freezers—and I wondered, “If I’ve got two freezers where is my faith?’ “I want to live by faith!” I cried upwards! Boom! My...
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A + B = C ! Until you get good with D!

A + B = C A — Activator: the event that led to negative thought B — Belief: about the Event =  C, the Consequence of  A + B Change things with D! D = We are Disputing C, the assumed Consequence! Example: A: I’m Late B: Late people are disliked = C: I am disliked for being late. Now, add, D: I know some great people who run late. And, I am often on time. Now, this...
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