Category Archives: Values

On Mediating

“Mediating doesn’t fit in that sequence,” Gifford (Yoda) Booth shared. We were asked to take our essential internal creative process and reflect on it to make sure that it was complete. I’d just finished presenting my homework assignment on what … Continue reading

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Lifelet: It’s Not About the Nail

How do you teach empathetic listening? It is not something that you can lecture about. You have to experience it. At a recent developmental seminar, we went through several paired exercises to improve our deep listening skills. However, sometimes a … Continue reading

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Rand Fishkin on Network Effects for raising capital

At the 9Mile Labs Milestone 9 event, Rand Fishkin of Moz was given the Entrepreneurial Einstein award voted on by the nine accelerator companies for his talk on “12 Lessons Learned Building Moz.” Throughout the talk Rand constantly referenced the TAGFEE … Continue reading

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Career Advice – NOT!

An email arrives out of the digital ether – “can you help me make a decision on whether I should leave BIGCO in order to join NEWCO?” I’ve lost track of the number of colleagues, former graduate students, friends and … Continue reading

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Listening for Life

In the late 1980s, Donna Stoering showed up in our lives in Southern New Hampshire when my wife sang with Donna in the St. Elizabeth Seton church choir. Donna gave us one of those gifts that keeps on giving when … Continue reading

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Creating Your Personal Future

“‘Kingfish, where’d you get your good judgment?’ And Kingfish says, ‘From my experience.’ And where’d you get your experience from?’ And Kingfish says ‘From bad judgment.’” I am often asked to help entrepreneurs, executives and students with the direction they … Continue reading

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Who’s Watching the Scientists?

“Look at the top 10 images for scientists that show up on Google” presented Carrie Tzou as she introduced the session at the UW Bothell Innovation Forum Tic Talk on STEM Education. As we all had a good laugh, Carrie asked what … Continue reading

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