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WEEKLY DOSES OF TRANSFORMATIONAL GOODNESS

Friday Hot Shots: Defending Our Intentions

"We are automatically drawn towards focusing on or defending our intentions. After all, they are so clear to us! We tend to miss the actual impact of our words and/or behavior." ― Jean-Marie Jobs, The Art of Feeding Heroes: Leading from the Inside Out Jean-Marie's new...

Throwback Thursday: Ownership vs. Ownership + Shame

By Janet Wood “Yeah, I know I’m not perfect, but it takes two to tango!” is a phrase I heard someone say recently. The reason it doesn’t feel good to hear someone say this as a “pseudo” statement of ownership is because it’s exactly that. It is a “pseudo” or false...

Wise Words Wednesday: Again and Again and Again

(Seth Godin's original blog post can be found here.) Ruts don’t dig themselves. Most of the time, we’re in a rut because that’s precisely where we put ourselves. Actions become habits, and habits get repeated because they feel safe. The easiest way to make things more...

Friday Hot Shots: Distinguishing Impact from Intent

"Recall times when you have invested in justifying your intention to the exclusion of accounting for your impact. Impact is part of the current reality for individuals in relationships." ― Jean-Marie Jobs, The Art of Feeding Heroes: Leading from the Inside Out...

Throwback Thursday: Occurrence = Action = Results

By Janet Wood It’s less than 24 hours before leaving on an airplane from Los Angeles to Calgary Alberta, I’m packing and prepping to be away for 4 days to visit some friends, and my mind is scanning all the things I know I’m going to need for my trip. Toothbrush, neck...

Friday Hot Shots: “Difficult” Conversations

"As you explore your beliefs, notice how your beliefs about which conversations will be 'difficult' influence the way you engage others. Notice how they contribute to resisting the conversations completely." ― Jean-Marie Jobs, The Art of Feeding Heroes: Leading from...