The Fifth Discipline: A Global Movement

I have been reading “Four Days with Dr. Deming.” His genius ideas helped Japan transform their economy after WWII. Today I opened up “The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization.” I found this incredible quote by Dr. Deming on page 2: “Our prevailing system of management has destroyed our people. People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-respect, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning. The forces of destruction begin with toddlers—a...
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The Coach You Need

When you need a helping hand in life or at work you might decide to hire a coach. There are many amazing executive, career, leadership, and life coaches out there. How can you possibly find the right one for you? Which of these following 4 factors is most important to you? 1. Experience (years, hours coaching) 2. Reputation 3. Professional Training and Credentials 4. Your Personal Rapport/Feeling of Connection With the Coach Please rank them...
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Beware of Taking Advice

Next Friday I get to deliver a keynote at Phoenix’s biggest startup event. But beware of taking advice from me–or anyone else. Startup events are great. Successful founders, executives and investors share war stories, keys to success, lessons learned. But when I give advice to entrepreneurs, I’m hyper conscious of what I might call my Advice Receptivity Theory. 90% of the advice you get is wrong. For you. It works for the person giving the...
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