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This blog is for leaders, managers, consultants, coaches — anyone interested in doing change better, whether personal, professional, or organizational.

Most of us, when asked, embrace the opportunity to change — but meaningful change is very hard to do. It’s hard to initiate the change, even harder to stay the course, hardest of all to make the change stick. It takes extraordinary effort to stop doing something in our comfort zone in order to start something difficult that would be good for us in the long run.

Here you'll find tips and info to help you understand, navigate and do change better.

God as a Coach

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The funeral mass for my Dad was this past Monday. He experienced a massive stroke the Sunday after Thanksgiving and died 10 days later. My parents were one of the first couples to be married in the newly rebuilt St Peter's Church in Forest Lake, MN. My siblings and I all went to elementary school there. And as I sat with my family on the hardwood pew, listening to Father Ben talk about my Dad, his faith, and his relationship with God, I thought about my relationship with God. The God of my childhood was an all-powerful, all-knowing God, known...
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Building Change Agility with "Time Under Tension"

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Time Under Tension (TUT) is a concept used in personal physical training. The basic concept is that you increase muscle transformation with increased time under tension. For example, rather than just lift and lower a weight, which takes about 3 seconds, you could use a 6-count to double the muscle’s "time under tension," lifting for 1 count, holding the weight for 2 counts, and lowering the weight for 3 counts. Exercise bands can be used this way as well, keeping tension in the bands the entire time while performing an exercise. Using time under tension methods for weight lifting builds...
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