Secret Sauce of Unstoppable Teams

Secret Sauce of Unstoppable Teams

That Know How to Get on the Same Page, Literally The Greek philosopher Aristolte’s quote, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, inspired Google’s 2012 research—code named Project Aristotle. The purpose of the research, which included 180+ of their teams, was to help Google understand the ‘secret sauce’ of what makes some…

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Journaling and the Best Next Step Part 2

Journaling and the Best Next Step Part 2

Journaling for a few minutes each day can expand your experiences without the expense of travel. And it only requires a small investment of your time. In part 1 of our Journaling and Best Next Steps blog, we talked about maintaining and building strong mental muscles as part of our overall well-being’s big picture. Unlike…

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Entering 2023 in alignment with things that matter most

As 2023 approaches, now is the time to align with the things that matter most to you. Surprisingly, you already have within you an internal support system that can help you get there. To tap into that system, you have to slow down first so you can assess those pivotal situations—personal or professional—that have you…

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Refresh Without the Digital Detox

Refresh Without the Digital Detox

Take Time to Refresh, Revisit, and Remind Self How was your summer? How are your new year’s resolutions progressing? Regardless of the year—and these last few have been trying for all of us—most will answer the above two questions with, “Fine,” and after a pause or sigh, “I’ve still got plenty of time before year…

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Benefits of Getting On The Same Page With One’s Self And Others

Getting on the same page

Most of us have heard from leaders, managers, parents, or significant others—or thought to ourselves— “It’s very important in this situation for us to be on the same page.” Sounds like a simple and obvious way forward.  However, in reality, it’s never easy for two parties to initiate and sustain “same page” collaboration on a…

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Journaling and Best Next Steps, Part 1

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You’ve completed the CoreSelf Mapping experience. You’ve learned how to activate your Internal Observer/Navigator. You’ve prioritized slowing down and aligning your energy level and values. So, there’s a way to keep the momentum going and those best next steps coming: CoreSelf Journaling. Journaling is beneficial for anyone and everyone—in good times and bad times. When…

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Roots and Nourishment to Weather the Storms of Life

Most of us are aware of the personal benefits of being present and practicing gratitude; however, in times of uncertainty or when we feel overwhelmed it’s not always easy to appreciate the little things or to take the time to slow down. As Paulo Coelho reminded us: “Life has a way of testing a person’s…

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Crossword Puzzles of Our Lives (Looking Outside In and Inside Out)

My grandfather, one of the wisest men I’ve ever known, would find great joy every Sunday after church spending hours trying to complete the NYT crossword puzzle. As a USPS letter carrier for over thirty years, his capacity to love life and his ability to bring joy to others were integral parts of his character.…

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A Simple Collection of Best Reads

In our work with teams and individuals, the importance of better understanding ourselves and others is key to building strong relationships. It’s important to always be learning, so in that spirit here are a few reads that we highly recommend: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey Stephen R. Covey’s classic…

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Maintaining Focus and Alignment about What Matters Most to You

Is it possible that you already possess a superpower that once activated, becomes a super skill? Most of us only associate superpowers with fictional superheroes. A less known fact is that each of us has the ability to tap into this unique super skill. By slowing down and writing things down, as opposed to keeping…

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