Jim’s Journal: Yeah But…That Won’t Work Where I Come From!

May 30, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I recently presented at the ASTD International Conference and Exposition in Dallas. Amazing time! I love, yet am challenged by, the participants’ diversity in my session. The challenge comes with
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Jim’s Journal: It Really Is In The Pudding!

May 29, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Have you ever heard someone make this statement during a conversation, “What I always tell people is…?” The sage, I mean person, attempts to sound omniscient as they share their
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Jim’s Journal: Watch Out! That First Step is a Doozie!

May 28, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Recently, I was on a shuttle bus heading to the airport. I was the only passenger and we just had one additional stop to pick up someone else. We reached
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Jim’s Journal: Teasing Can Be Pleasing

May 28, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I’ve heard them while listening to Mike & Mike on the radio. I’ve heard them while watching the Oprah Winfrey Show. I’ve even heard them while watching the news, Jerry
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Jim’s Journal: Seriously? You’re Going To TRY?

May 23, 2013 in Jim's Journal

“If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.”  I wish I was around when the person made up this weak “call to action.”  I would have bopped him over
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Jim’s Journal: Bigger’s Better Right?

May 22, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I recently spent a wonderful week in Sydney, Australia.  To say that place is extremely beautiful would be a major understatement.  While there I bought myriad gifts to bring back. 
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Jim’s Journal: You Made It! But What Did You Actually Accomplish?

May 21, 2013 in Jim's Journal

When I played little league baseball in the ’60s and ’70s simply making the team was a highlight.  I wanted to be a Jayhawk.  I lived to be a Jayhawk. 
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Jim’s Journal: You’re Missing It People…

May 20, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Yes, I admit it.  I’m a people-watcher.  I do it all of the time.  Whether I’m at the mall, airport, restaurant, sitting in my car in a parking lot or
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Jim’s Journal: Winners Don’t Quit!

May 19, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I’ve seen it happen at football games.  I’ve seen it happen at baseball games.  And I’ve seen it happen at basketball and hockey matches.  The hometown team is losing and
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Jim’s Journal: Predictable is Overrated!

May 15, 2013 in Jim's Journal

During my BOOT CAMPs I teach people how to tell stories.  I give them a 10-step process and I even spend time showing them how to add POP, sizzle and
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