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February 28, 2022

The Pygmalion Effect

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” - Stephen R. Covey Could a woman from the 1912 working class convince high society London she was…
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November 24, 2021

Leap and Learn

“Phil!” I looked up a little bewildered.   The voice belonged to David Hall, the president of the cable network I worked for.  Here he was, the head Honcho himself leaning out of his car window and calling to me, the security guard at the gate. “Yes, sir” I eventually…
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May 17, 2021

Just Stand

Sarah was a young actor, and this was the first time she was on the stage under my direction.  She started her monologue and I quickly realized she didn’t know what to do with her lines or her body, so she aimlessly wandered on stage.  Her eyes were glazed over…
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April 2, 2021

No One Way – 5 tips to pursue success

If you know college basketball, you know Coach K.  Coach Krzyzewski is the legendary head coach at Duke University who, over the span of 40 seasons, has taken his team to the final four 12 times.  (That’s a big deal!)  Grant Hill, one of his star players from 1990 to…
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March 18, 2021

Five Ways Happy People Pursue Happiness

March 20th is International Day of happiness and it brought to mind a story; A few years ago a young man asked me, “what’s the difference between fun and happiness?”  I told him the answer involves a dictionary, the Dalai Lama, the declaration of independence, and, of course, the Beatles. …
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March 4, 2021

What are You Most Afraid of?

We used to visit the kids’ grandparents in the mountains of Montana every so often as they were growing up.  The snowcapped peaks are majestic, and the sky there really is bigger.  What’s also bigger there? Bears.  We would go hiking or walking in the area surrounding the cabin, and…
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February 18, 2021

It May Not Count – but it Always Matters

Baseball has spring training, football has training camps, and golfers do… whatever golfers do (putt putt maybe?). Then in most sports there’s a preseason.  Why not just get on with the games that matter?  These practices and matches are vitally important even though they don’t count toward player statistics or…
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February 8, 2021

Is Saying Something Nice Good Advice?

Is it good advice?  If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  My parents said it, and I always tried to take it to heart.  But I’ll ask again; is it good advice?  My answer is “Yes… with a caveat.” While this is a true maxim, there…
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January 7, 2021

2020 is over! What Story Will You Tell?

The long-anticipated—prayed for—vaccine has finally arrived, and people are beginning to get immunized. With that, we can take our first collective, huge sigh of relief, believing that there is a light at the end of this very long tunnel we call 2020. But no matter how quickly we rebound and…
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