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How Navy SEALS Achieve Awesome Results

Leaders who are confident and humble can learn to do something exceptional, something that will attract younger workers, and will contribute to fewer injuries. What is it? They can do what the Navy SEALS do. They can learn to flex between communicating in traditional...

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Feeling Brave This Thanksgiving?

This Thanksgiving you will likely be with family and/or friends to enjoy a meal.  When you do there will probably be a conversation.  If your tribe is able to talk about politics or world issues there may be strong feelings expressed if you are brave enough to go into...

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When You See Something Say Nothing

One of the common communication problems in construction involves the problem of workers getting quiet at the wrong time. Those with lower rank are often reluctant to speak up, especially when it comes to safety.  Most have heard the safety leader or the boss say...

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Joy in the Midst of Hardship

The Grinch had taken everything, all their floofloovers all their tartookas. He snatched every whohooper and gardooka.  He stole the roast beast. He left nothing, not even a crumb for that mouse.   Then he horsewhipped poor Max his dog, and that giant sled of toys, up...

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Is Blame an Issue for you? Part II by Tom Esch

My wife Kristen had a car accident recently.  In our driveway.  It was not the first time.  She expected me to blow up and shower her with blame.  I did neither.  Why not?   Because I “accused myself” first, as recommended by the Persian poet Rumi: When something goes...

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Is Blame an Issue? Part I

Do you ever find yourself wanting to blame others for a painful situation?  Are others habitually blaming you? When something goes bad at work or at home do you want to point the finger at another person?  “Not my fault!”   “I had nothing to do with it.”  “I think it...

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Meditation? “No, I want real solutions to stress”

Most of my coaching these days is with men in construction.  These guys are hard-working, tough, no-nonsense individuals.  They are used to navigating high stress situations.  And these days many of them are showing signs of significant stress:  drinking too much, not...

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