Move to DEVELOP OTHERS

04 Oct The Best Professional Advice I’ve Ever Received: “Be More Human.”

[Enjoy watching the 108-second video or reading the 7-minute article.] Think about your last performance evaluation. What sticks in your memory? Do you remember the energizing pluses or the dreaded minuses? Let’s flash back to 2010 for a moment. It was the day of my annual review...

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15 Aug 6 Reasons to Recognize a Humble Employee Who is Quietly Making a ‘Mark’

  Recently, my friend and Wisconsin Athletic Club colleague, Mark Baumhardt, turned the big 4-0. To celebrate, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Eddie Martini’s in Milwaukee. During our conversation, I asked him, “What word or phrase do you think best describes you?” Mark replied, “Dependable....

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18 Jul Do You Really Need Multiple Priorities?

 How many priorities do you have? Three? Five? Ten? If you’re anything like me, you have an overcommitment problem and have been pondering a number of priorities. For my speaking business, do I want to write a second book, build an online course, or try...

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28 Jun 10 Life Lessons from My 10-Year-Old Daughter

 On June 28, 2008, our lives changed forever when our eldest daughter, Ellie, was born. Our family was overwhelmed with happiness as we welcomed this precious baby girl. We became a family of three and immediately couldn’t imagine our lives without her. Today, seemingly in...

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10 May 10 Life Lessons from Working at a Gym for 10 Years

In 2007 and 2008, I was living in Utah and working as the director of player development for the University of Utah men’s basketball team. When Rachel and I arrived in 2007, it was a new beginning and we were excited about what our future...

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22 Mar Confront Your Obstacles Head On!

What is one of your proudest accomplishments? Were there any obstacles to your success along the way? One year ago, I celebrated the publishing and launching of my book, SHIFT: Move from Frustrated to Fulfilled. On my book's recent anniversary date, I noticed something unexpected...

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08 Mar 6 Winning Habits from My Friend Who Won 100 Races

Recently, as I approached a treadmill for a three-mile lunchtime run, I overheard my friends Sean Daley and Tommy Brauneis chatting. Seconds later, Sean glanced at me while pointing at Tommy and said, “Did you know that Tommy won 100 races in his lifetime?” To...

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