Jim’s Journal: War or Peace?

November 28, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I want you to give what I’m about to ask you careful consideration.  Don’t rush to answer!  No knee-jerk reactions!  Do your words create war or peace?  Maybe I should
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Jim’s Journal: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Whenever I reach my destination and someone asks, “How was your flight?” I always offer the same response: “Awesome!”  I figure that any time my plane lands in one piece
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Jim’s Journal: They Are Thankful

November 26, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Yesterday was one of THOSE sessions!  It was the final day of my BOOT CAMP with the trainers at Janssen Biotech, Inc.  Day one was incredible, but something told me that day
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Jim’s Journal: Sometimes We Have to Be the GPS

November 25, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Yesterday morning I arrived at my client site at 7:00 am to set up for my BOOT CAMP.  I stopped at the security desk to show my ID and sign-in.  I went straight
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Jim’s Journal: Let It Go!

November 24, 2013 in Jim's Journal

When my parents divorced, I was 11 years old…and I wasn’t a happy camper.  Sure, I was thrilled that the “tension convention” climate that I lived in was going to
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Jim’s Journal: Your Quiet Car

November 22, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Yesterday I facilitated my No Excuse personal accountability/personal responsibility workshop for a client in New York City.  We rocked the house!  Just about everyone in the room had a personal breakthrough,
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Jim’s Journal: Who’s in Charge of Your Development?

November 21, 2013 in Jim's Journal

What if your management team told you that they didn’t have time to send their employees to training?  What if your leadership decided that they weren’t, for the foreseeable future, going
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Jim’s Journal: Are You Taking Them into Your Future?

November 19, 2013 in Jim's Journal

One of my favorite keynote presentations to deliver is called, “Who’s Directing Your Movie?”  In it I draw comparisons between the elements of a movie (e.g., good guys and bad
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Jim’s Journal: Piggyback the Introduction

November 19, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I employ a number of methods to open my workshops and keynote presentations.  I tell stories.  I utilize activities.  I even provide surprises, like beginning the session by standing in
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Jim’s Journal: No Stain, No Gain!

November 18, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I can remember it like it happened yesterday.  Fifteen years ago, I had my first, and my last, deck staining party.  I invited a ton of my friends over to
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