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The Benefits of Gratitude

November 21, 2017 by 2 Comments

It is wonderful time of year for giving and receiving and we at Executive Coaching Concepts would like to reinforce how wonderful it has been to have developed relationships with each of you and to benefit from the connections we have made and the opportunity to have been of service over the years. This Holiday season I would like to focus on theĀ  importance of expressing gratitude. One author I reviewed talked about the benefits of doing a "gratitude journal", and how it made him connect better to all the wonderful people, places, and things... Continue Reading

The Importance of GRIT – My Recent Adventure in the Wild

September 13, 2017 by Leave a Comment

There is an interesting Ted Talk about Grit, which is defined as having the passion and perseverance to invest in a pursuit of longer term results. The presenter is Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Grit requires stamina to stay with a task or cause. We are reminded that life is like a marathon, not a sprint. I thought about this recently when I went on an adventure in the wilds of Wyoming to see the solar eclipse. My brother invited me in January and it sounded like lot of fun so I went all ... Continue Reading

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Can You Collaborate Too Much?

October 26, 2016 by Leave a Comment

Knowledge has always been distributed, usually unevenly, across organizations. Senior leaders were the ones to pull the strands together to formulate key decisions. Today, the availability of information and resources span the globe and demand more meetings and collaboration. This need is facilitated by many new tools and technologies, including: Meeting management tools and discipline; Videoconferencing; Webinars; Voicemail / Email; GoToMeeting like tools for hosting communications that can support connections for up to... Continue Reading

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3 Survival Lessons from a Vietnam Prisoner of War

January 13, 2015 by 1 Comment

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. - Aristotle A client of mine for many years is on a prominent financial advisory team that manages in excess of $7 billion for its clients. One member of the team recently announced his pending retirement and gave a presentation at their annual meeting. This gentleman's name is Jerry and he shared his experiences as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for 5 and 1/2 years. Jerry is a very bright, friendly and positive fellow and he a... Continue Reading

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