5 Things Smart, High Potential People Never Do!

Jul18
It’s one thing to have high potential, and quite another to use it! There are zillions of people with the smarts, the skills and the talent to “turn their potential into performance”™; to create a positive impact that is personally meaningful, doing what matters most to them in their work and in their lives. BUT…. (and it’s a huge one) they don’t advance. HUH? They may lack a Growth Mindset, the temperament, the conf...
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The 6 Things My Most Successful Coaching Clients Do

Jan18
Coaching can be a messy business, if done right. Most people don’t hire a coach because they lack talent or potential. Most people hire a coach because there’s a gap between who they are, at their core, and how they’re performing in their lives. This Potential to Performance Gap ™ often creates cognitive dissonance; a clinical term that means, in essence, that two conflicting beliefs are attempting to harmoniously live in the same...
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THE UNHEARD THIRD™: How to Identify, Grow and Retain Latent Leaders

Aug26
Leaders lead. Followers follow. And then there’s The Unheard Third™: The people in the middle who, for one reason or another, fall through the leadership cracks when they’re passed through or passed over. These latent leaders are the next generation achievers whose potential has yet to, or may never be, turned into performance: Failing to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack, they just blend into the background. They’re l...
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What can this little parrot teach you about YOUR potential?

May06
Prefer to listen? This is Zazu. He’s one of three new-born green-cheeked conures (small parrots) that we recently adopted. Zazu is only 5 weeks old and has already taught me a ton about how to realize potential. (I’ve never hand fed an animal before and am amazed at how much I learn in the 10 minutes it takes me.) Every day I watch these 2 oz. creatures evolve. Every day they do something they c...
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We Are Just One Circumstance Away From Doing Anything

Feb28
Prefer to listen? An MP3 download and Transcription are available at the end of this post. We are all just one circumstance away from doing anything. Every time I say that a few people vigorously shake their heads in a horizontal dance; “Not me!” they say. I would never steal a car. I would never jeopardize my family. I would never become addicted to drugs. I would never gamble away my life savings. But ...
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“What’s Right With You? What’s Right With the World?” How to instantly transform your impact.

Jan08
“What’s right with you?” is one of my favorite Solomonisms. It’s a different kind of question, isn’t it? And, once asked, it never fails to stop a person in their tracks. Why? Because as optimistic and upbeat as we’d like to think we are, we’re used to people finding fault before favor. It’s a cultural tendency and, might I add, a habit that would serve us to break. The question, “What’s right with you?” helps people open...
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How to Turn Your Unrealized Potential into Results You Can Be Proud of

Jan03
OR ... Why You Bought $14 B in Self-Help Books Last Year (and, for the most part, it was a waste) ‘Potential’ is a spring-loaded word: It either triggers fear or inspires action. Potent, sitting smack at the beginning of the word potential, means that something or someone has great power, influence or effect. Add three little letters (ial) and, curiously, potential becomes a diluted version of its root: It means possibility, capability, late...
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DIY. Seriously? Really?

Dec27
Recently I spoke with a woman who was looking for a coach to help her get promoted. She’d worked in this company for fourteen years and hadn’t been promoted in the last twelve. Ugh! We had a very productive strategy session during which I helped her discover the ways in which she was standing in the way of her own success. We also developed a 3-step action plan for her to turn things around and get to the next level. The connection betw...
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FEAR: The number one reason you don’t have what you want

Dec11
There are a multitude of reasons we fail to turn our brilliant ideas, our intellectual capital into actionable items and bottom line results. The two biggies are, predictably, fear (90%) and timing (10%). Everyone experiences fear. “Getting It Done” people have the identical fears as the “Talking it to Death” folks. And the quantity of fear doesn’t vary much between the groups either. I know, I know, all of us have met people who ...
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