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What's the Cost of Disengagement?

Food for thought on this lovely Tuesday afternoon...I've been "gathering evidence..." I've been looking at the cost of "disengagement" - in organizations, at work, at home, in our schools, on our teams. It's pretty significant. Emotionally. Energetically. Financially. Spiritually.

It's pretty much impossible to create magic and depth with a disengaged team, partner, spouse, student, etc. If you're creating it inspite of congratulations...and what could be possible with a little nudge of engagement?

What do you think? What's the cost of being unengaged?

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Dare to Engage Your Team

Make Room for Your Best Self and Do What You are Here to Do... Take a moment to ponder all that you are involved with in your life. Your organization, your family, your personal goals and commitments, health, finances, soccer games, etc.

Thinking about all that we have to do, and all we're committed to, can create a sense of overwhelm just in itself (although, our thoughts about what we have to do and how we "feel" about overwhelm are actually more stressful and overwhelming than the real tasks to be done - but that's a whole other article.)

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"DTE Infusion" High Impact Retreat Event - Coming in October

This just in! We've just secured the location and date for the first DTE sponsored, open enrollment, high impact one day retreat style event, the DTE Infusion. The date is set for Friday, October 24th in Lisle, Illinois, in one of the most beautiful settings you can imagine.

Stay tuned, I'll be making announcements, offering calls and doing all sorts of that stuff, AND I wanted to let you know the date is set! So if you're interested in participating in an event that will have an inspiring, lasting and immediately actionable impact on your business AND life...please plan on joining us on October 24th, 2008.

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You have to want it...do you?

How bad do you want it?

With every client I work with, I am reminded of three of the key elements absolutely necessary for success in creating change in our lives and organizations. We have to want it. We have to be willing to make the time, space and energy to do the work and hold the intentions to get it. And we have to take ownership for our results. No excuses. No blaming. No passing the buck. No “I’m so busy my goals have to go to the bottom of the priority list.” No “Somebody else has to change.” Nope, I’m talking, full responsibility and ownership for achieving the results we say we want. Period.

It’s okay if we’re not totally clear on what we want (in fact, much of my work is done helping people find that for themselves and, for some, it can take years to find “the thing” – so for those out there that are unclear, rest assured you’re not alone.) What is important is that there is a commitment and a yearning to be awake to the process, to see where we might be part of the “problem,” to pro-actively seek and take the time, to be willing to look and find the “no, not that’s” in our lives and to make conscious room in our lives to work on finding the big “YES.”

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Executive Coaching Tip: Dare to Engage in Self-Care for More Effective Leadership

Engage your health, energy and stamina to create the vitality and presence you need for powerful conscious leadership. Buddha said "To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

Some of the most important work I do with business coaching clients is in "clearing the decks". By this I mean creating the space for them to stop for a moment, be present and get clear on what's important to them. To actually get clear on what the impact is that they want to create. Doing this requires doing things to help themselves be as "clear", focused and conscious as possible. One of these things is self-care.

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