Saturday, Feb 27, 2021

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Atrophy: A Withering Death!
Use it or Lose it

Part 3 of 3 Don’t Let Your Business Atrophy! After talking about keeping our bodies away from atrophy in Part 1, and then our relationships from the same fate in Part 2, it’s time to talk about the shape of our businesses during this very strange time. I know a lot of you took a virtual ‘kick to the business…

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Atrophy: A Withering Death! Use it or Lose it

Are You Facing Relationship Atrophy? I suspect at this point in the pandemic we’ve all spent more time in close quarters with our partners, children, roommates, and maybe even parents than we ever believed possible. With the exception of a few people who seemed to absolutely thrive in this new reality, it’s been hard on most relationships. After writing in…

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Atrophy: A Withering Death!
Use it or Lose it

Part 1 of 3 As we continue to live through these current days that will affect our futures, I’ve been thinking back to one of the times in my recent past that still impacts me today. I experienced a serious health crisis a couple of years ago that had me fighting for my life in the ICU for ten days.…

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Good Trouble in 2021

by Peter Comrie One of the most meaningful quotes I have ever heard is from the late John Lewis. He was a civil rights activist in the United States, a politician that served 17 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, a key leader in the 1963 March on Washington, and one of many beaten by police in the 1965…

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The Kindness Challenge: Part 2 Corporate Edition

By Peter Comrie I assume you’ve all read part one of the Kindness Challenge: Part 1 Personal and are enjoying doing small acts of kindness every day. (Please let me know how that’s going!) But I’m not done with kindness! Part 2 is for all the business owners out there. Can you imagine what a powerful statement it would make…

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The Kindness Challenge: Part 1 Personal

By Peter Comrie One concept that continues to be popular into 2020 is ‘challenges’. For many of us, the willingness to participate in one of these social media challenges (or at least support it) started with the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS research. The Ice Bucket Challenge began with small roots (like so many big things) in…

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The “D” Word: Part 2

by Peter Comrie It turns out discipline is a popular topic! The response to my first article on discipline The “D” Word: Part 1 was positive, but people kept asking for more. So, I thought we could get into specific ways we can be more disciplined (without becoming robotic). Discipline: Why Bother? While I’d love to be considered an all-knowing…

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The Bailey Family – Part #2: Shared Vision and Values Help Chart the Course

by Cindy Radu In the introduction to the Bailey family  (www.fullspectrumleadership.com/the-bailey- family-a-family-in-conflict/), we saw conflict arise in the context of a family business transition against a backdrop of deteriorating family relationships. Mr. Bailey and his advisors had designed a business transition plan without the input of other family members.  When Mr. Bailey presented the plan to his son (Jeff) and…

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Do You Know the Ethics of Your Broker?

Do You Know the Ethics of Your Broker? By Pamela Glendinning My Friend and Mentor, Peter Comrie from Full Spectrum Leadership asked me if I would put together a Blog on understanding the Ethics of your Broker.  He said, don’t hold back.  This post couldn’t have been requested at a better time. I would like to start by saying that if you, the Client,…

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Free Your Mind and Your Behind Will Follow!

When I decided many years ago to pursue a path of self-development and personal enlightenment, I had no definable concept of what I was trying to accomplish or where I was trying to go. My motivation, or probably “driving force” is a better description, was deep longing to know more about life which was accompanied by an innate knowing that…

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The “D” Word and Our New Way of Living and Working

by Peter Comrie There aren’t many options for what the “D” word might be, so I’ll just come out and say it: the “D” word is Discipline. Some personality types love the word discipline. It conjures up visions of structure, orderliness, and everyone behaving predictably and appropriately. For others, the word discipline is an unwanted, negative intrusion. It creates memories…

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INDECISION

Procrastination robs you of opportunity. It is a significant fact that no great leader was ever known to procrastinate. You are fortunate if ambition drives you into action, never permitting you to falter or turn back once you have rendered a decision to go forward. Second by second as the clock ticks off, the distance time is running a race…

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Getting Ahead of Family Conflict

by David Gould Getting Ahead of Family Conflict – Communication and the Art of Difficult Negotiations In the Bailey Family story, we explored what can happen when conflict takes over in a family. https://www.fullspectrumleadership.com/the-bailey-family-a-family-in-conflict/)  The siblings’ school yard conflicts resulted in a refusal to communicate that almost destroyed the family and the family business. When wealth transition is not planned…

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Thoughts for a Happy Week

by Peter Comrie PERSPECTIVES… “You can’t look at life through rose colored glasses—they said, forgetting to add—but it’s perfectly okay to see the world through mud-brown lenses”. WORLDVIEW…     “The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement”. THE ONLY PARADIGM… “The way we choose to see the world—creates the world we see”. NEW WORLD……. “Happiness is a choice…

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The Renovation!

By Peter Comrie Here’s Why a Personal Transformation And a Home Renovation Are Similar Have you worked on your own personal transformation before? Your own “inner renovation,” so to speak? Many of you know how it is… You wake up every morning, and you’re unhappy with the way things are. You’re using outdated systems, things are harder than they should…