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A Memorial Day Tribute

By Jim Whitt As this was our first trip to France we suffered from a perpetual state of directional disability. And that is how we met Michel. We wandered through the gate of a small cemetery not a stone’s throw from Omaha Beach in Normandy.  Michel did not speak much English but fortunately, Suedy, a friend of ours from the U.S. spoke a little French. So, with much hand signaling, exaggerated facial expressions and a few exchanges of French and English we were able to communicate. It turned out to be a most fascinating conversation. Michel explained to us that… Read More

May 26th, 2017 at 4:41pm

A Superhuman Race

By Jim Whitt We’ve all seen the devastation of the fires that have swept across the Great Plains recently destroying lives and livelihoods. In its wake, however, we have seen an even more powerful force. People have come to the aid of ranchers and farmers donating money, food, feed for livestock and materials to rebuild fences and structures. Many have taken time from their own work and traveled many miles to assist in the rebuilding. This passage from The Transformational Power of Purpose is a reminder that times of tragedy serve as a catalyst that liberates the human spirit to… Read More

April 3rd, 2017 at 7:39pm

Breaking Down Walls for More Effective Communication

February 13th, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited The uncertainty and high tensions of our world and political landscape have made us emotionally raw. Everywhere you turn it feels like your fundamental beliefs are under attack and for some even your very existence as a human being. With that in mind, how do you have more effective conversations with friends, family and coworkers when argumentative and verbally aggressive statements are bound to happen? In a recent article by Dina Giovale, Content Specialist for TTI Success Insights, there are a few things that need to be considered, including… The “You vs. Me Debate”… Read More

February 13th, 2017 at 4:02pm

Cut Through Interview BS With One Question

February 9th, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited As you probably know, in life, there are givers and takers – and it’s no different in organizations either!At the end of the day, givers are generous with their time, and are willing to help. Takers are the exact opposite. They are often self-serving, suck energy out of the life of your organization and its team members, and they are willing to climb on the shoulders of others to keep them down to advance their own success. As a business owner or entrepreneur, it’s not difficult for you to determine which is better for… Read More

February 9th, 2017 at 9:41am

Why We Should Really Hire for Talent, Not Skills or Experience

February 7th, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited As Mel Kleiman stated in his article, Hiring for Talent vs. Skills or Experience, assume you need open heart surgery. Would you like to have it performed by someone who hadn’t learned anything new about heart surgery procedures in the last year? More than likely not, right!?As Kleiman recommends, this is why it is no longer wise to hire for skills, experience, or even education – it’s really about hiring talent.So, what‘s the difference, you might ask? A skill is the ability to do a particular task, like the ability to drive a truck… Read More

February 7th, 2017 at 1:28pm