Alignment Performance Results

Self talk . . . what you tell yourself, is the key factor of your life. . . you may be degreed from an Ivy League university, a distinguished member of Mensa, and voted most likely to succeed . . . . but what you say to yourself moment by moment, day by day–will determine your happiness and success. What is the Committee Telling Me? Robert Fulghum, (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), described his inner conversations as “The Committee.” In[…]

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Alignment—the “Piece Missing” from Organizational Success

The process of alignment in most organizations today is episodic and often crisis-driven, rather than an organizational strategy. Organizations must embrace a system of aligning and coaching their top talent as a business strategy.

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It’s Shocking! You Can Overuse Your Best Skills!

Several years ago Carol Kallendorf (Delta Associates Founder) and I had it dramatically impressed of upon us how a unique ability we possess can be overused, negatively impacting a life and a career. We found this point powerfully illustrated when we were visiting the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the southeastern U.S. https://audubonnatureinstitute.org/aquarium. There we saw our first electric eel, six feet long, 40 pounds, menacingly staring at us from the other side of a thick, glass aquarium wall.  Long before[…]

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Skin in the Game – What’s in it for Me in the Workplace

Who’s skin is in your game–really? In any event of life we are spectators, watching the outcome with little to lose, or we have a great deal personally on the line–we have skin in the game.

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Creating False Expectations

Creating False Expectations

Has anyone ever created a great expectation for you–then totally blown up your hope? Was this a person who had the resources to do something life-changing for you?  Did they systematically lead you to believe they’d do what they promised–but never came through?   Then they gave no explanation whatsoever for why–nor expressed any regret. This happened to Benjamin Franklin, 18th century American Founding Father, inventor, and diplomat.  Franklin as a young man formed a friendship with the Governor William Keith, governor of Pennsylvania, who took[…]

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Beyond Fast: Agile – the New Plan to Play to Win

When I think of agility I think of Shaquille O’Neal.   He had an unheard of physique for a professional basketball player, totally unsuited for the game.  At 7’1″ and 325 lbs., nonetheless, he was no lumbering Goliath–Shaq was fast and highly intelligent in his career with 6 separate teams.  He had the size of a whale with the poise and movements of a ballet dancer.  This is agile. So how agile am I?  It’s all about agility when I think about what has to happen[…]

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A CLEAR VISION FOR 2020

What’s 2020 all about for you?  As we’re just about to complete the second decade of the 21st Century, how do we develop a clear 2020 vision for the organizations we spend a big chunk of our lives working for? Each year Carol and I get together to spend some time asking ourselves, “Why are we doing this anyway?  What does this all mean?” We’d like to share a few thoughts with you, which we hope will motivate you to spend an hour in a[…]

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