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What would a pirate do?

September 19, 2008

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. No, really. And whereas I’m always up for a few aHaaaaarghs and the like, I think it might be even more useful if we started to act, occasionally at least, like a

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Five things to say No to

September 17, 2008

You can’t do Great Work without saying No to a few things. Here are five places to start. 1. People who drain rather than nourish. (There’s no room for those that drain your energy.) 2. The belief that everything has

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If you had 10,000 years, what would you do?

September 16, 2008

Long-term readers know I’m a great fan of The Long Now Foundation – both how they think and what they’re working on. You can find out more about what they think about here and here. One of their most stunning

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You can’t figure it out by figuring it out

September 15, 2008

The other day I was speaking with my friend, Jen Louden. Jen’s been a big success is the world of self help, in particular for her work as The Comfort Queen and providing insight for women to build greater comfort

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The Gift of Coaching

September 12, 2008

If you’re a coach, I hope you’ll consider this call to action which was published yesterday on The Coaching Commons: Today, on this seventh anniversary of September 11th, Senators Barack Obama and John McCain will look beyond their differences and

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What’s the first thing you do?

September 12, 2008

If the first thing you did each day — the first act of work — was a symbol, a microcosm, a clue, a hint about how you spend your days … what would it tell you? Here are some options.

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What Seth says: [remembering]

September 11, 2008

I like Seth Godin’s posts almost always. I really like today’s.  It’s the essence of Great Work. Is it worth doing? What was my impact? Will it matter in the long haul? What sort of connections did I create? Wherever

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