Category Archives: Early Writings

Already-lit candles

In Canterbury Cathedral, I lit a prayer candle. At first I saw the lit candles, I saw the sign which discussed the reasons why to light a candle here, I saw the unlit candles, I saw the donation boxes, and I looked for a match or … Continue reading

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Flash of the blindingly obvious

“My wife wants to have a kid,” he says, “but I don’t want kids.  I don’t have anything to offer a kid.  I don’t have much money.  I don’t have a job.  I’m unemployed.” We’re sitting on a park bench … Continue reading

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Interviewed on The Coaching Show about Exciting Strengths

Last Tuesday, Michael and I were interviewed on the radio – The Coaching Show.  We introduced a cutting-edge technique we’ve been developing to executive coaches.  The interview was so much fun.  After I got off the phone, I realized I was glowing. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Gifting and Re-Seeing

The Reverend J. Donald Waring ascended the stairs of the platform to deliver the Midnight Mass.  His gray hair seemed to anxiously frame his pale face, yet a calm surrounded him. Hundreds of us sat in the pews.  We wanted, … Continue reading

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Work-along: high-performing teams and a case study

I’ll start by telling you about the 800 refrigerators. We wanted to boost profits. Dan came to me and said, “Alex, come on, man.  You do marketing.  I need to sell more refrigerators.” “I’ll call our main ad rep later … Continue reading

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