By: Sean McDonald

It is a great time of year for believing. Believing is inspiring, empowering, magical. This was embodied by our friend and teammate, Rick Fredericks.

Confidence, self-defeat, and the circus

By: David Sweetman

[Today’s Tuesday Reading is by Dr. David Sweetman, MOR Associates Leadership Coach and Consultant.  David may be reached at]

In my experience coaching, teaching, and leading, one of the greatest limits to our potential are self-defeating assumptions.  In the words of the great automotive pioneer Henry Ford, Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.

What's Next

By: Jim Bruce

What's Next?

[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Jim Bruce, Senior Fellow and Executive Coach at MOR Associates.  He previously was Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Vice President for Information Systems and CIO at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.]

Just How Does One Listen?

By: Jim Bruce

“Humble listening" is among the top four characteristics of leader.1  —  Jeff Immelt, Former Chairman and CEO, GE.
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”2,3     —   Henry Ford.

Feedback? Or Advice?

By: Jim Bruce

… Which do I need?


I’ve been working on a rollout plan for a new major application. And, before I present that plan to the clients, I need to give the presentation a test run. I can ask my test audience to give me feedback or I could ask them for advice. What do I do? Does it make a difference?


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