2015 – Week #10

Stupid is the Brand Killer – “When you make your customer feel stupid, you’ve given him no choice. He needs to blame you.”
How You Can Get Your Best Employees to Stay – “Instead of surrendering their best workers companies should consider the needs of their employees.”
11 Coaching Questions to Address Self-Sabotaging Behavior – “Here are 11 – million dollar coaching questions you can use to gently broach touchy topics, encourage self-reflection and create personal ownership around behavior.” 

What’s it Like to Go Without Complaining for a Month –  “How different would your life be if you cut complaining out of it altogether?  Is it even possible?”

Create Your Most Efficient Workday Yet – “We spend even more time working than we do sleeping or eating.”

MLB Pitcher Lives in a Van Behind a Florida Walmart – “I’ve gotten used to people staring”

Coaching Questions that Fuel Momentum and Drive Change – “Accountability-driven questions get people out of their head, challenges their well crafted stories (excuses) and redirects their focus towards a solution they generate which in turn, gets them inspired and into action.”


PDX Carpet (99% Invisible) – The carpet is being replaced in Portland Oregon’s airport.  It is a big deal. Really.

The Maddest Men of them All (Freakonomics) – Behavior economics at their best and worst.

Captive Market (Planet Money) – “Someone is kidnapped every day in Nigeria. It’s big business, with potentially big rewards in ransom money.”


Our only hope is God’s “unfairness.” If God were fair we’d all be in big trouble. – Tullian Tchividjian

“Rather than how can you be more successful, how can you be more useful? ” – Peter Drucker

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

“I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” – Unknown

“You must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best.” – C.S. Lewis


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