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7:21 pm

I had an 'in the shower' moment while taking a walk

I went for a walk this morning.

I committed myself to being open to whatever experience came to me.

The first 10 minutes or so were filled with searching for things or holding onto issues that had been on my mind for a while.

Then, it happened.Read More

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4:50 pm

Do we really treat one another as fully human in business?

What becomes available to us when we greet one another as fully human?

- Margaret Wheatley

What does it mean to greet (and treat) one another as fully human and what benefits come from it? Do we really act like this in the business world?

I think not.

We enforce hierarchies that stratify and separate. We say, 'it's not personal, it's business." we fear to engage with our peers because of potential ramifications.

However, we have seen countless times how providing compassion and treating another as fully human can do amazing things.

Let down your guard. Serve. Assist. Care. You will be better for it as well those around you.

Read this Daily Good post to learn more.

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5:11 pm

My Teenage Son Just Said He was an Idiot and Lazy - a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

I just got done having a conversation with my son about his developing 'teenager' attitude as well as how my wife and I were frustrated with the processes he was using (or wasn't) to develop skills he'd need later in life doing things he's said he enjoys..basketball.

I asked him for feedback and he said he became made at some of my comments. When I asked him to elaborate, he said he was an idiot and lazy. He was book smart, but that was it.Read More

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