S:0516 Distinction: Engaged vs. Involved

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When you are involved with people and organizations it includes spending time and energy with them. You can enjoy yourself and be productive. But when you re engaged you experience an additional, and deeper, level of…Continue Reading →

S:0515 Quote: Change

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “People cannot sustain behavior that is inconsistent with the way they see themselves.” Mike Spence   Coaching Point: Have you ever made a change and then reverted to your old behavior? Sure, everybody has because their inside was not in line with their outside. When you…Continue Reading →

S:0514 Distinction: Encouraging vs. Pushy

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   As leaders we sometimes want people to do things faster than they currently are. (In fact, for some of us, people are always slower than we wish! You know who you are.) This distinction is about…Continue Reading →

S:0513 Quote: Celebrated

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Always go where you’re celebrated, never where you are merely tolerated.” Pam Straus   Coaching Point: Why would you ever go where you’re merely tolerated? What value could that add to your life? To go only where you’re celebrated may narrow your choices somewhat, but so…Continue Reading →