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Certainly some Affirmations bring more potent outcomes than others. I might Affirm 'I want safety'. Well, yes, I do want that. However, my understanding of how the Universe works is that it is like a massive warehouse that holds every...
The Culture Code (Coyle)   All the rage this past decade has included a focus on the Culture of a group, organization, company. It is said that Culture is the fabric upon which all else is built. When good results are...
#self awareness #noticing #confidence #success #happiness Self awareness is claimed to be the doorway to more of almost everything good. What then, is the doorway to increasing self awareness? Some things are simple and not easy. Meditation is quieting the...
#Success #Purpose #Dedication In her book, Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert proposes that it is not the classic question, 'what would you do if you knew you could not fail?' that is the most illuminating or encouraging. She posits that the...
“Knowledge discovered is nothing until it becomes knowledge shared.”
Joseph Seiler
#Leadership #Management #Performance The movie Avatar (2009) was about acknowledgement on a far away planet peopled by very large blue humanoids living a simple mutually connected life, connected to their planet, plants, animals and to each other. An important aspect...
A really quick book review The Truth About Employee Engagement (Lencioni) is a fable in typical Lencioni style, that provides an experiential journey of discovery about increasing employee engagement at a number of companies, including a Mon and Pop type...
Three stone cutters were asked what they were doing. One said, "cutting stones" Another said, "making blocks" The third said, "building a Cathedral" Which one was probably the most motivated? Which one is most likely to stay, not move to...
We all strive to be more successful at least some of the time. What if we could accelerate the process, be successful sooner and make it stick too? I was Coaching with an Executive who owns their own business and...
What is it in us that decides which plants are weeds? There is a saying, "but for judgment, even a weed would be a flower". I find that thought provoking. When considering the idea of a weed, judgment is the...
I was being interviewed as a prospective Coach for a powerful female Executive. She was not all that keen on the idea but had agreed with someone to have a conversation with me. The atmosphere did not feel optimistic. The...
A really quick book review,    Joseph Seiler MCC     , jseiler@yournaturaledge.com,      www.yournaturaledge.com Loving What Is, Byron Katie      How many times and how many ways have we been advised to, “just let it go”? And how easy has it been to do...
Empowerment is not Leadership. When I empower you it is implied that I 'give' you power. What if it is simply wrong to believe that one person can ‘give’ power to another? What if all we can really do is...
#Leadership #Leadershipdevelopment #Executivecoaching #Success Our minds wander and wonder and think about us as, at times great and at times, small, as brave and fear-filled, as worthy and not. What is True about you and me, and about all people?...
#Engagement #Clientengagement #Employeeengagement #Success Links to the other two Parts are provided at the end of this portion. The Gallup organization developed a 12 point questionnaire to reliably measure the level of engagement of the employees working in an organization....
#Leadership #Selfdevelopment #Delegation #Executivesuccess #Personneldevelopment   When it comes to leading well, I really like simple. It can be a powerful self development aid to keep things simple. By simple I mean to the point, dead easy to understand, no...
#Leadership #Success #Leadershipdevelopment #ExecutiveCoaching There is a worldwide movement to increasingly welcome women into positions of authority. Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear how, for instance, companies that have strong representation of women on their corporate Boards...
#Leadershipdevelopment #BusinessCoaching #ExecutiveCoaching #Accountability   Jack Welch was CEO of GE for over 20 years and brought massive increases in valuation. Some point to Mr Welch as the most successful CEO of the twentieth century. Some are not so sure....
#engagement #leadership #organization #development   There is a lot of buzz around these days on the topic of engagement and also on the topic of millenials. Lack of employee engagement is a global crisis that can be measured across pretty...
#employeeengagement #leadership #management #supervision #employeedevelopment   Employee engagement is the basis of a successful business (according to some and yes I agree). The employee represents the doing part, the arms and legs, of the company. That last person to touch...
[caption id="attachment_767" align="aligncenter" width="565"] from the back of my business card[/caption] #Success #Dobetter #Developingself #Developingothers There can be a feeling of struggle when moving towards success. One side of it is the push and pull and striving to do better,...
#empowerment #leadership #development #evolutionary Executive In his great book (my opinion), Turn the Ship Around,  David Marquet explains how empowerment is actually an insult, and recognizes the usual leadership model as the blah, blah that it is, replacing it with...
#choice #leadership #decisions A choice that Leaders make continuously, is whether they want to be right or want to be happy. Right and happy can co-exist. Yet, often they are opposed. The most effective Leaders seem to choose the better...
The process of Executive Coaching is such that I, the Coach, do not provide direct advice. The one receiving the Coaching wants something, a change, an improvement, more of something, less of something. The conversation centers upon self discovery for...
We hear a lot about the so called, millenial generation, which is roughly people born between the early 80s and early 2000s. It seems there is some challenge in leading and motivating and getting productivity from this group. Hmmm? First...
Every once in  awhile a situation shows up where what to do is just not at all clear It happens But what to do? You are the one expected to make those decisions. That is why you get paid the...
Seven Steps to Slay the Dragons of Life One day The hero/ine Stops... Unable to take another step David Whyte poet What is happening in this verse? It appears that whatever it is, it is big and it is blocking...
Rejection can feel quite bad. It is one of the three top human fears. The other two are not believing I am loveable and the fear of looking stupid. We are not including fears like of heights or snakes etc....
The entrepreneurial figure has magic to it. Many imagine becoming the fabled hero(ine) and to make it big like Mark Zuckerberg or Sophia Amaruso  or Larry Page. For most... not going to happen. Yet, there are a great many that...
I enjoy Dr Seuss stories. They teach and entertain and have fun pictures. One of the Dr Seuss books is entitled, Oh! The Places You'll Go. It is about the usual little Seussian character who is 'off and away' on...
We are all familiar with the upward pointing triangle showing Maslow's hierarchy of human needs. It starts with the basics of survival and safety and works up to personal fulfillment. Makes great sense. Tony Robbins approaches in a different way...
There are new articles on Leadership every day. I read some of them, but less than I used to. The reason is that they are starting to sound increasingly same, same. What is your experience with this? I agree with...
  How is it that we continue 'this' action, so obviously unhelpful to us when we look at others doing it or at our own history? How is it that we seem to, in the moment, forget all of our...
The famous eleventh century poet, Rumi, advises us to say yes quickly. The context is about that moment an aha comes to us, when we feel an inspiration, an intuitive hit, an invitation, when we feel something sacred has been...
One might ask why even bother to offer Coaching to the already successful Executive. Here are a few big reasons.   The already successful know there is more available. They also have willingness to increase their own self awareness and...
[caption id="attachment_343" align="aligncenter" width="300"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] What I focus on expands. When I look for red and white trucks on my drive to work, I see way more than if I don't look for them. So too if I...
Our school system conditions us to know. The wisdom of 'I don't know' is rarely, if ever, mentioned. We learn that knowing is the best and most rewarded place to be. We are taught to know first and fastest and...
To move straight forward is to move without deviating from the shortest route, in this case, to the best results possible. Lots of advice out there on how to get those best results. OK, what about the role of 'being'...
It is said that we all see the world a little bit differently. This can get in the way of an Executive's success. We have our filters, crafted from our prior experiences, prejudices, aspirations, fears and more. Your filters are...
Getting things done, lots of things, and done well, seems to be one of those holy grail kinds of pursuits. Images of long lists of what needs doing, moving fast, directives, many directives, activity, plans, mind maps, nerve centers, almost...
There is a fable of a highly successful executive returning to address the graduating class on the 20th anniversary of their own graduation. This person had had a fabulously successful 20 years and was asked to speak to the graduating...
It is just so easy to default to judgment in almost any human interaction. I say default, because that just seems to be true. Check in with yourself. Walking down a street how often do you notice the shape or...
Dr Seuss has provided us with a wonderful story explaining the realities of life in the book, Oh The Places You’ll Go. He makes a critical error though. Throughout the story his little dude guy is on a journey, could...
Doubt. What is that? To me it feels like a wall, sometimes a big one. The feeling of doubt is one that stops us, maybe not forever, but at least for a while and it can really get in the...
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