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What are the possibilities for your department, company, or community?

We offer business development to utilize the resources at your control to create a vibrant, profitable future. The process starts by communicating what matters most; vision, mission and goals. What is the vision for your… team? company? meetings? strategic plan? … Continue reading

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What is your dominant learning style?

What is the first thing you do when you start a project? Jump in feet first Research what has been done before Develop a theory then try it out Plan steps toward action The answer to this question points to … Continue reading

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Reflective Practice

Why is reflection valuable? If done effectively it is a process to achieve individual and organizational learning. When you learn in groups your organization is more likely to increase the enabling factors and decrease the disabling factors of success. What … Continue reading

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Youth and the Economy

We are having a conversation about Youth and the Economy at Philosophically Speaking Toastmaster.  The conversation revolves around . . . What? http://www.everydaycitizen.com/2009/05/economy_source_of_fear_and_anx.html http://www.unyouth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97&Itemid=75 http://www.clasp.org/admin/site/publications/files/0437.pdf Where? 6:30 pm, February 1st. Martha Lake Fire Station #21 16819-13th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA, … Continue reading

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Leadership

The traditional leader in the American culture is at the top of the hierarchical structure. (Stewart & Bennett, 1991) This limits the leadership opportunities to only a select few individuals.   Swartz (2002) and Block (2008) question the consequences  the traditional … Continue reading

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Social Justice

Adam Smith, the father of capitalism, believed all humanity shares a number of deeply rooted moral sentiments. Other social virtues are optional, except for the “remarkable distinction” of the observation of justice by individuals (Lappé & Perkins, 2004). I propose … Continue reading

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Diversity

“It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.” Dee W. Hock, founder of Visa Diversity is what … Continue reading

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Social Media Networking

The topic of the December ASTD Mega Mixer  was social media networking. I facilitated a discussion on this topic three years ago at the Philadelphia Luxury Real Estate conference. At that time Facebook was a big. Twitter and LinkedIn were … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking

The best way to express my thoughts on systems is through metaphor.  Through metaphor systems become what they are… alive. The complex adaptive systems, hard to express in a linear format, take shape through mental or physical images.    The sensations … Continue reading

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Sustainability

Metals are strong; they have a tensile strength matched by few other elements. Metals also rust, break, and when they do it it is often devastating.  A living system on the other hand is self-renewing and self-sustaining.  Not many static … Continue reading

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