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Grow or Die - Mystery Box #10 - Preparing to Become an Executive Coach

Today we had a guest, John Ehmann, who is getting ready to begin his coaching training to start doing executive coaching. So today the Mystery Box was all John's, as he asked us questions, and we had a conversation about tool, approaches and things to consider when getting involved with the profession.

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Dog is my (accidental) co-pilot

Who knew a puppy was not only the cure to feeling lonely working at home during the day, but also to working on my mindfulness practice?

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Grow or Die - Mystery Box #9 - Asking for Help

In this episode, I raised the question of ASKING FOR HELP. What does it mean? What does it take? And -- in classic Grow or Die fashion -- we ended up covering a ton of ground: gender norms, making friends as adults, romantic partners, and more.

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A leader by any other name

Last week I found myself profoundly disappointed by how someone chose to behave. This was someone I respected and who had a great deal of influence in my daily life; I had held him in high esteem and felt confident in his integrity. His behavior was not only a shock to my system, but it felt like a betrayal of my judgement and the trust that had been placed in him -- by both myself and others.

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Grow or Die - Episode #9 - Honoring the Small Things

In this week's episode, we address the question of how do we honor the small things? Particularly in this time of chaos and anxiety, what can we do to help cultivate the resilience we need by acknowledging and appreciating the things we have in our life.

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The old models are dead. Long live the new models.

Most managers grew up with an Industrial Age factory-model about leadership. This is something that made much more sense in a widget-based world driven by factories and mass production than it does in an information one, but it included some core assumptions that we've largely absorbed into our managerial and organizational DNA over time.

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Grow or Die - Episode #8 - Using Your Mind to Thrive

In this week's episode of Grow or Die, Lawrence asked the question: what do you do to use your mind to thrive? It's an interesting and complicated question that varies by person. But there are tools that can help.

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Don't believe everything you think

In our normal daily lives, I don't think most of us make this distinction, but it's actually a very important one to consider: most of the things we believe are based on an underlying thought process.

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