Monthly Archives: March 2013

There is no Try part 2

An employee of mine once gave me a paperweight with the following question etched on it: “What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” That has been an inspiration to me.

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Chakras and Productivity

In Yoga and other practices there is a knowledge of energy systems called Chakras.  I think of them as a system of reservoirs and locks that work much as a system of canals like the Panama or Suez canals.  There is not

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Quote of the Day

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one

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Passin Thru

Yesterday afternoon I was listening to the radio station of Columbia University here in NYC. They were playing three hours of music by a favorite sax player of mine named Oliver Lake. One of the tunes was called Passin’ Thru.

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There is no Try

In this clip Yoda teaches the greatest lesson. Don’t try! Do! Line up your action with your intention and there is no trying (which means no struggle, no trial as in testing or inquisition). If you watch the rest of

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I have an empty Inbox

You may have never seen one of these.  It’s an empty inbox.  Most people I know have thousands of emails sitting in their inboxes.  What a Weight!  The stress of it is astounding. Conversely there is both a freedom and

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The Jazz Leadership Model

Everything I know about leadership, I learned from Miles Davis.  Well that’s a bit of hyperbole, but truer than it might look at first glance. What are some of the qualities of Great Leaders.  They: Build and inspire great teams

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