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Some fine writing from the Intentional Employee as he gives us help with an apparently vexing problem ... how DO we tell who is an accountant?:)
You may think you can tell an accountant when you see one. They all have pocket protectors, glass...
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The Intentional Employee stops for a quick snack and has an experience ...
Toward the beginning of a two-hour drive for a client meeting, I stopped at a local fast food joi...
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+John E. Smith thanks for sharing this wonderful story. It is amazing what great service can do.
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Hi, Tony - great observation.

I am reminded of a discussion long ago about my favorite cartoon strip ("Doonesbury") and Garry Trudeau's use of a technique where the characters in the strip had running commentaries in their minds, which helped to explain their motivations, desires, and (often) delusions about how they were perceived by others.   I have often caught myself engaging in this mental commentary.

I think we need to be aware of what we are telling ourselves, for two important reasons:

1) Maybe we'll live up to our best images ... rising to meet the aspirational expectations we have for ourselves.

2)  Maybe we need to "Photoshop" the images we are actually projecting to others.

Thanks for another good post:)

John (writing creatively and thoughtfully while radiating great wisdom and insight:) ...
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As graceful a description of the power of focusing on one thing at a time as I have come across ... thanks to Execupundit for being so darned articulate:)
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Gosh, +Dan Forbes ... now I just need that first 90 minutes without interruption:) ...
Seriously, I like the shifting focus in this routine.  Makes sense that you don't crash and burn from extreme focus on one thing ... like studying for a college final, for example (or cramming, as we used to call it:)
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Michael Wade just comes up with the most useful observations.  Here's a good example ...
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Checking in to see what all this fuss is about ...:)
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HI +John E. Smith ~ great to see you did ~ welcome!
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Interesting Forbes article which includes a few self-serving statements ... and this:   " ... leaders who write well, speak well, and read often are generally those who lead effectively."

The point of the article is simple:  Good leaders seek content which reinforces certain skills or knowledge areas and doing so makes them better leaders.

My question would be 1)  Do you agree with the thrust of the article, and 2)  Is this one of those absolute truths or do exceptions exist?

I have some thoughts, but I'm sitting on them for the moment:).
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+John E. Smith The things we read, the conversations with have with others, the experiences we go through, all of these things shape how we lead.  

Do we read something because of what we are going through at the time? Many times yes.  At other times, we read what might be called to our attention by others, like this article.

How we lead is shaped by both external and internal goings on.... At least, that's my opinion.
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Liz Craig has quite a timely message here;  Decline to Whine!   Works for me:) ...
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Hi, Kate - very appropriate comments around the impact of the terminology we choose to use.  Whatever you call it, I do believe that we engage in too much pointless focus on the negative side of things, which uses valuable energy we could be applying to positive action.  A crowd effect also happens. where one negative, but loud person can change the whole dynamics of a group.  Of  course, this works in either direction:)
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Now here's a list by Execupundit that rings of true wisdom ...  What do you think?
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Enjoyed your list of "sins", +John E. Smith! It is a sign of poor leadership when we are purposely incomplete. Thanks! 
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Education
  • Webster University
    Leadership and Management, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Missouri at St. Louis
    Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 2001 - 2004
  • Northeast MIssouri State University
    Counseling, 1979 - 1980
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Learning. Leadership. Behavior Change.
Introduction
My mission is to help people get better at what they do, especially when what they do is lead others.
 
I facilitate learning and performance improvement through through coaching, training, and facilitation with an emphasis on effective behavior change.
 
I offer workshops, retreats, small groups, classes, or individual sessions.  The content and delivery is dependent on your needs, but is always focused on realistic analysis, engagement and usefulness.
 
 
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Leadership Development and Behavior Change Facilitator
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Learning, Teaching, Facilitating, Sharing, and Coaching
Employment
  • University of Phoenix
    Adjunct Instructor, 2009 - present
    Teach general psychology, sociology, and critical thinking classes in an accelerated college program.
  • The Strategic Learning Group LLC
    Creative Director and Facilitator, 2008 - present
    Leadership and behavior coaching for transformative change.
  • PsychCentral
    Book Reviewer, 2013 - 2013
    On a contract basis, create reviews of current academic and popular books in the areas of psychology, sociology, and human behavior.
  • Culver-Stockton College
    Student Development and Program Management, 1980 - 1984
  • Mercy Health Plans
    Training Management, 2007 - 2007
  • Express Scripts Inc.
    Leadership Development, 2005 - 2007
  • National Benevolent Association (Now Disciples Benevolent Services)
    Education and Training, 1996 - 2005
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Psychotherapy, 1994 - 1996
  • Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing
    Education Program Managementtitle, 1991 - 1994
  • Tyler Junior College
    Student Development and Program Management, 1984 - 1991
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Currently
Maryland Heights, MO
Previously
Kirksville, MO - Memphis, MO - Tyler, TX - Canton, MO - Brentwood, MO - Crestwood, MO - Creve Coeur, MO - Fenton, MO - University City, MO
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