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lightness

Lightness


https://www.smallfish.us/lightness/

When I try to explain to people why coaching can be so powerful, I often include the fact that I try to nurture a sense of optimism, lightness, even humor. Now, our work is often about serious things and serious situations. Business can be tough most of the time. But I...

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power of bottom

Power of bottom-up


https://www.smallfish.us/power-of-bottom-up/

I caught the end of a report recently which was talking about the difference between top-down organizational initiatives, and bottom-up. This is something that I’ve thought about for many years. Back when I was in the corporate world, it bugged me that people would declare that the first step in doing...

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An honest thank-you

An honest thank-you


https://www.smallfish.us/an-honest-thank-you/

There’s no such thing as too many heartfelt thank-yous. This principle has served me well, even though I’m not as good at it as I’d like to be. But it’s a habit that I’ve been trying to form as a manager, as a leader, and as a contributor to various groups....

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Thoughtful

Thoughtful


https://www.smallfish.us/thoughtful/

As a leader, you probably spend most of your day responding to stuff. There are a million little things which demand immediate attention – many of them small and quickly dispensed with. It makes you feel important, because you’re busy all the time. We’re all busy. But busyness is not productivity....

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The next stage

The next stage


https://www.smallfish.us/the-next-stage/

I’ve had a surprising number of conversations recently with people who are planning to move from one stage to the next – personally or in their business. What usually comes with this is a sense that “I’ve never done this before.” So big disorientation and unsettledness. Everything seems upside down. I’ve...

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Life gets in the way

Life gets in the way


https://www.smallfish.us/life-gets-in-the-way/

This has been an extraordinarily distracting time for me recently. Family concerns, changes in my business, and other groups … a whole lot going on! “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon (perhaps) So my task right now is to enjoy life as it’s...

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Rebooting

Rebooting


https://www.smallfish.us/rebooting/

Sometimes you just gotta reboot. This is often your first step in fixing a problem. The computer’s acting weird? Reboot. Your phone stopped working right? Reboot. But that’s darned hard to do with an organization. What’s the difference? Well, with people you can’t force them to forget everything that’s happened previously....

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