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Weekend Love, April Eighteenth

In your headHere are some of the great nuggets that I’ve found on the web recently.  This handful of links takes you  to tools or great content.  Occasionally I’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

I saw an old bumper sticker the other day that said, “I just do what the voices in my head tell me.”  Peter Bregman thinks we need to manage those conversations more when he writes about Managing the Critical Voices Inside Your Head.

Stephen Covey referred to the last of the seven habits as “sharpening the saw.” Dan Rockwell has some great ideas along the same vein that he writes about in 12 Refueling Strategies That Work Today.

Pope Francis addressed the leaders of the Catholic Church before the holidays last year about the diseases of leadership.  Gary Hamel translates this into English business-speak.  We all need a check-up against The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis.

From the archives:  What is it about 4:00 am?  Poet Rives shares his thoughts.  His 10 minute TED talk will give you some thoughts for your next visit to that time.

Click here if the video isn’t showing in your browser: http://www.ted.com/talks/rives_on_4_a_m#t-13119

 

 

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Weekend Love, April Eleventh

Link love 4-11Here are some of the great nuggets that I’ve found on the web recently.  This handful of links takes you  to tools or great content.  Occasionally I’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

This is a story about how life sucks but the story is still going.  It’s uplifting, honest.

Dan Rockwell writes about what to do If You Can’t Be With The One You Love.  He suggests a great course of action.  I’m doing this.  I think every leader should.

Maybe I’m more tuned to articles on time management since I’m doing a series on it right now through Team Connections.  Anyway, here are nine tips on work-life balance from Linked2Leadership.

I found a blog post about sales on a coaching site.  awesomesauce!  Tony Alessandra writes about Matching Your DiSC Selling Style to the Client’s DiSC Buying Style.

From the archives:  Barry Schwartz digs into a common meme for Western society: more freedom of choice is better. For psychologist Schwartz, choice has paralyzed us and made us less happy.

Click this link if the video isn’t showing: https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice?

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Weekend Love, April Fourth

camoflage hugHere are some of the great nuggets that I’ve found on the web recently.  Most will be a handful of links to tools or great content.  Occasionally I’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

Four questions to make you go “hmmn.”  The title of Karyn Greenstreet’s article says it all: How Will You Know That You’re Successful, When You Don’t Know What It Looks Like?

At its simplest, coaching is about questions and answers.  Questions that make us think and answers that lead us forward.  Racheal Govender explains Why Coaching works.

Have anything in self-storage?  How about a piece of you?  David Emerald and Donna Zajonc, MCC write about Coming Out of Self Storage.

Best quotation of the week comes from Mark Sisson, “At its best, self-control doesn’t revolve around deprivation, denial or chastising but clarity, intention, and attunement.”  This powerful idea is explored in Self-Control: The Ultimate Exercise in Freedom.

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Weekend Love, March Twenty-Eighth

camoflage hugHere are some of the great nuggets that I’ve found on the web recently.  Most will be a handful of links to tools or great content.  Occasionally I’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

Are you really trying hard?  Naomi Dunford wants you to really look at the playback when she writes, What if You tried Really Hard?

Read this if you’ve ever used the phrase “stay at home mom.”  Jenny Acuff writes about 2 reasons I hate the phrase “Just a Stay at Home Mom.”

When is the last time you asked about what is meaningful in life?  Marshall Goldsmith, considered one of the top thinkers in the world, talks about six things in his YouTube video.

Special for the Week:  Dewitt Jones has a mission to “Celebrate What’s Right with the World.”  As a photographer for National Geographic he has done that for years.  Here are three short (20 image) collections in pdf documents around three themes of sunrises, children, and pets.

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Weekend Love, March Twenty First

camoflage hugHere are some of the great nuggets that I’ve found on the web recently.  Most will be a handful of links to tools or great content.  Occasionally I’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

We talk about fear as if it’s always a bad thing.  Johanna Schram writes about 6 Ideas That are Changing the Way I Experience Fear.

Are you a traditional manager or a coach manager?  Dan Rockwell makes some great distinctions in Seven Ways Coach Managers Get Things Done.

Unless you want details about making stupid arguments, skip this one one from Hubspot called 30 Ways to Lose an Argument [Infographic].  I can’t help but think about politicians as I read this.

Spoiler alert: “As I embraced being alone, I learned to enjoy my own company. I no longer felt the need to fit in socially and I found the strength to be authentic and say no to anyone or anything that made me unhappy.”  Read more in How Spending Time Alone Helped Me to Find Peace and Rediscover Happiness.

From the archives:  Spend three minutes with Brené Brown’s cartoon video as she discusses empathy in Brené Brown on Empathy.

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Weekend Love, February Twenty First

Link loveHere are some of the great nuggets that I’ve found on the web recently.  Most will be a handful of links to tools or great content.  Occasionally I’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

I think we all will have situations that feed our indecisiveness.  The Paid to Exist blog explores an alternative in The Mantra of the World’s Greatest Influencers.

John Hester, in the Blanchard LeaderChat weighs in on those dreaded employee performance talks.  His view may surprise you as he writes When It Comes to Performance Management, Employees Want More, Not Less!  While direct selling leaders don’t perform employee management functions, I think you’ll find his solution fits your world as well.

Any good lawyer will tell you that the questions you ask shape the questions. Coaches know this as well.  Here’s an alternative for your self-questions from the Power of TED* as they urge you to Ask a Better Question.

The real value of Facebook is in Groups.  Chris Brogan weighs in on this topic in his article, Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

From the archives:  Entrepreneur Magazine recommends that you Quit Facebook.  Here are six good reasons to give it up for your business and your personal life.  This seems harsh, but if you can’t set boundaries, maybe stopping cold turkey is the way to go.

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Weekend Love, February 7

Link loveHere are some of the great nuggets that I’ve found on the web recently.  Most will be a handful of links to tools or great content.  Occasionally I’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

Hubspot calls this, The Life of a Marketer: 15 Charts & Graphs on What We Really Do All Day but it really applies to any work at home entrepreneur.  I love all the charts and graphs on work and nonwork parts of the day.

I’ve been posting a lot of articles on listening lately, so I appreciated this one when I came across it.  The article from Sara Stibitz looks at great little pieces of your listening behavior to focus on in a work place environment.

There’s a tendency to look towards a particular “style” of people when you are looking for leaders.  Let’s face it, who can turn down the appeal of an extroverted alpha with a take-charge attitude?  Here are seven reasons to look for the introvert next time.

Can you get better at something just by thinking about it?  YES!  Watch this two minute video for more details.

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Weekend Love, January Thirty One

Link loveHere are some of the great nuggets that I’ve found on the web recently.  Most will be a handful of links to tools or great content.  Occasionally I’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

I realize this isn’t about coaching, but we reach many people in direct sales so I wanted to share this SlideShare presentation. People in sales have a bad rap.  Here’s a defense against 13 of the worst charges.

This last week I posted an article about working with clients to change their coaching medium to create some new insights.  Then I found this article from Michael Hyatt on the differences between hand writing and typing notes.

Rare is the person who doesn’t have to be in charge of a meeting.  Even rarer is the person who doesn’t have some problem or another with it.  Dan McCarthy shares 12 key ideas for Planning Great Off-Site Meetings.

From the archives:  I first saw this YouTube video about a year ago.  It shows your time in jellybeans.  Honest.  Give yourself three minutes of fun and learn some things about a lifetime of time use

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Weekend Love, January Twenty Four

Link loveWe’re going to start posting on the weekends some of the great nuggets we’ve found on the web.  Most will be a handful of links to tools or great content.  Occasionally we’ll include one from my “save” file that hits my mood.

Robert Cialdini’s book, Influence, is considered one of the best in explaining persuasion.  I encountered an infographic that highlights the six means of influence.  It’s true to Cialdini’s style, so if you like the infographic, pick up the book.

I love Ted Talks. I get their newsletter every weekend.  Last week they included a talk from 2011 on lying, spotting lies, and finding truth.  It’s a great 20-minute break.

As a coach, time management insights always pop up on my radar.  An article on HBR looks at some recent research on The Pros and Cons of Doing One Thing at a Time.  My favorite line in the article is “When tasks accumulate at a frantic pace, the multitasking really picks up, requiring a concentration level that can border on the manic.”

Naomi Dunford is a trainer/coach for entrepreneurs and marketers.  She’s also an engaging writer. This week she wrote on Success Generally Happens after This Part.

From the archives:  a year ago, Leo Babuta wrote on Letting Go of Judging People.  I heartily recommended this as a read.  I periodically return to it.

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