Posts by Joe Schum

Send/Receive

As the first presidential debate of 2020 disappears into our rear view mirror, I can’t resist an opportunity to newsjack, bringing you perspective regarding communication exchanges that happen between human beings. The question is: Debate or Conversation? Debate is about stating and defending ideas, positions, and opinions while conversation is about an exploration of these…

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Did The Clampetts Have To Relocate? A Boomer’s View…

Yes! Another blog yet about change! I just typed in “articles about change” and came back with 3,540,000,000 in .45 seconds.  Add in my measly 9 (now 10) blogs on this subject in some form or another and you’ve got tons of opportunities to explore the ideas, and take actions that create change. Especially when…

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Babe. I Got You Babe.

“I would LOVE to connect with you and discuss possibly having you appear on my new prime time TV show that features faith-based entrepreneurs on the [Redacted] Network. Please connect with me and send me a message if you want me to send you more details.” I received that flattering message last Monday.  Now, in…

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The Show Must Go On!

The show was cancelled. Or was it? Well, the show that we were used to seeing was, and magically it was substituted with 1000 shows that were so inspiring, so creative, so organic, amazing, wondrous and…fun, that it taught a lesson: We human beings are the most creative creatures on the planet. I sat in…

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I Want To Be Different From Everyone Else Out There.

Three blogs in draft mode have been circling the planet for the last two+ months.  Have you seen them in the night sky?  Those are my contributions to the clutter of the iCloud.  Which one gets the nod?  Which of them will have the greatest impact?  Which one exhibits the most passion for the present…

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Q Power: 9 ways to keep powerful questions powerful

Questions are a prerequisite to learning. Questions are a window into creativity and insight.  Questions motivate fresh thinking. Questions challenge outdated assumptions.  Questions lead us to the future. So says Eric E. Vogt, Juanita Brown and David Isaacs in their paper on The Art of Powerful Questions.  So my next question is: “Why are we…

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A Shark’s Tail: How #learning Could Save Your Life

It was an Australian surfing blog that brought us here. And, while I’m trying desperately to figure out just how this unbelievable video happened, I’m just going to resign myself that it did. If you haven’t seen this story, it’s one for nature’s ages; a seal is hoisted up out of the water by a…

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New World #Perspectives

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it…

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Habits +

This month’s blog was inspired by my recent reconnection with the holy season of Lent.  WAIT! Don’t run away yet! While I promise to keep my Catholic roots to a limit, there is a connection here so if you’re brave enough, stick around. For many of you – Christians obviously, and others who leverage Fat…

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How’s Your Couch (#coach) Treating You?

Yep, I’m calling you out!  You, you know who you are — the one who said this year will be different from last year.  That you were going to show up bigger, better and brighter than before. And, that was 2019.  Tick tock, tick tock. Newsflash, it’s 2020. How did it all work out for…

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