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Mastering Your Inner and Outer Game?

  The Five Stages of Mastery The diagram above illustrates the 5 Stages required to achieve mastery. I call this the Cycle of Mastery because it takes more than one exposure to a concept or principle to achieve the mastery level. Malcolm Gladwell, author the best-selling book Outliers (2011), claims it takes 10,000 hours [of deliberate practice]. […]

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The Checklist for The Disciplines of a Healthy Organization and How To Know You Have Mastered Them

The Four Disciplines of Personal and Organizational Health In his best-selling book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni says, “The greatest single advantage any company can have is organizational health. Yet it is ignored by most leaders even though it simple, free, and available to anyone who wants it.” The Four Disciplines Model In the last issue I shared […]

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The Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization and How To Know You Have Mastered Them

 Becoming a more effective manager of yourself and leader of others is the key to high performance in 21st Century knowledge-based organizations. Personal and Organizational Health Is THE Difference Maker In his best-selling book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni says, “The greatest single advantage any company can have is organizational health. Yet it is ignored by most leaders […]

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Reminder: Your Outer Game Vs. Inner Game Your outer game relates to the roles you fill and the results you are expected to achieve. Your capacity to excel in the pursuit of your outer game is determined by your inner game. Thus, if you are to master your outer game, it is essential that you […]

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Assuring an Ideal Job-Talent Fit

Your Outer Game Vs. Inner Game Your outer game relates to the roles you fill and the results you are expected to achieve. Your capacity to excel in the pursuit of your outer game is determined by your inner game. Thus, if you are to master your outer game, it is essential that you first master […]

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Mastering Your Inner Game: Managing Workplace Stress

Managing Workplace Stress Did you know stress-related ailments cost the nation more than $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity? As you look around your office, you may see people who are the picture of productivity. But looks can be deceiving. Your workplace may actually be a breeding ground for stress, which […]

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Time Mastery and Self Management: An Essential Component of Mastering Your Inner Game

Mastering Your Time Use Habits: The Key to Self-Management Everyone faces the daily dilemma of too much to do and not enough time to do it. Most of us have discovered that time is limited and cannot be replaced. How many times have you said to yourself or heard others say, “I don’t have enough […]

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Mastering Your Inner Game: Making the Shift From Overwhelm to Impactful

Who is an Executive? In the last issue I presented insights from Peter Drucker’s seminal book on management, The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (1967 & 2006). In the Fast Company article, “Who Is an Executive?” Drucker said, “I have called ‘executives’ those knowledge workers, managers, or individual professionals […]

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What Does It Take To Become An Effective Executive?

Who is an Executive? Peter Drucker’s seminal book on management, The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (1967 & 2006), was quoted in a Fast Company article, “Who Is an Executive?” Drucker said, “I have called ‘executives’ those knowledge workers, managers, or individual professionals who are expected, by virtue of […]

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A New Vision to Embark on in 2020

2020 Vision Happy New Year, 2020 arrives at 12:01 AM, January 1. However, officially, this is NOT the start of the next decade—a debate that comes up every ten years. Consider birth dates; since there is no “zero” year at birth, age 1 occurs at the end of 12 months and progresses through age 9 when you […]

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