Jim’s Journal: Management Wants Boring?

September 30, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I’m beginning to see a trend.  I’m starting to notice a pattern.  I’m hearing the same excuse over and over again.  When I push people to be more creative, enthusiastic 
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Jim’s Journal: Where Did the Fire Go?

September 30, 2013 in Jim's Journal

My daughter just started her freshman year at Temple University.  She has a double major – English and Education.  It’s only been a month, but she’s on fire.  She’s loving
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Jim’s Journal: Existing or Living?

September 26, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Which statement best describes your life right NOW: You are in the “mean time”  OR  You are in a “marvelous time.” You are working on it  OR  You are doing it.
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Jim’s Journal: Time to Get With the Program

September 25, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Several years ago I walked into a classroom in Beijing, China ready to JIMPACT the room.  I was there, for two weeks, to teach my experiential leadership course for the
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Jim’s Journal: Everyone Needs a Jason in their Life

September 24, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I embrace uncertainty.  I love Helen Keller’s quote, “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.”  I would have done great on the television show Fear Factor.  I’m a
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Jim’s Journal: Greet Them then Treat Them?

September 23, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Regardless of whether I’m delivering a keynote speech in front of hundreds or facilitating a 20-person training session, I always walk up to people as they’re entering the room, shake
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Jim’s Journal: That’s My Seat!

September 22, 2013 in Jim's Journal

On Saturday I spent the afternoon in Lincoln, Nebraska at Memorial Field for the football game between Nebraska University and South Dakota State University.  The Cornhuskers throw a first class
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Jim’s Journal: Thanks, Batman!

September 19, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Growing up I used to love watching Batman.  I thought that Bruce Wayne (aka Adam West) was so cool.  He had the Bat-mobile, the Bat-cave, the Bat-plane and the Bat-phone. 
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Jim’s Journal: Give Them Something Extra

September 18, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I was writing my Jim’s Journals in my hotel room (in Puerto Rico) on Sunday afternoon when I heard a knock at the door.  The person said, “Room service.”  I
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Jim’s Journal: Savor Your Moments

September 17, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Our children grow up quickly, don’t they?  Every time you look at them I bet you think to yourself, “Wow, they’re getting so tall.”  Well, let me ask you this. 
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