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Banding People Together

#powerofmusic #truecollaboration #behaviorchange #awareness #culture #leadership #BandingPeopleTogether The power of music never ceases to amaze me. On a recent layover I sat next to this gentlemen playing the piano in an airport pizza place. He saw my guitar and there was an instant rapport. He could assume several things by […]

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Feedback

After just one performance, Elvis Presley was fired by Jimmy Denny, the manager at the Grand Ole Opry. Crazy right? No matter how self aware or open minded you are, it can be difficult receiving feedback. For some, it can be hard because one can’t separate criticism from being attacked […]

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Chaos

The Greek word chaos means literally gap. It also refers to behavior so unpredictable as to appear random which happens every single day in your organization. The outcome is lack of result, mental anguish, aggravation and frustration. When there are gaps it’s impossible to be truly aligned. So if you […]

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The Harder Path

When you are a band trying to “make it” it is tempting to try to take a short cut in the way of recording a demo to shop to record labels in hopes of getting a record deal. It’s a trap though. It tricks you into believing you can make […]

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Other’s Potential

When Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl was drumming for Nirvana, not many people would have thought, “one day that guy is going to be one of the best front men and songwriters ever and possibly save rock & roll.” When it comes to seeing the potential of others I […]

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Authenticity in the Workplace

Although his dad tried to get him to switch, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix strummed his guitar with his left hand. He was able to play the other way around, though – and ate and wrote with his right hand. He famously played a right-handed Fender Stratocaster flipped over and restrung. […]

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Why Your Next Initiative Will Fail

Most of us know that insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  And staggeringly, we see organizations stepping on the same nail over and over again when it comes to launching effective cultural or behavior type change initiatives.  If you and your organization […]

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