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 Volume 3    Issue 10                                                                                         October, 2010
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In This Issue
The Avocado Affair and The Roundabout Adventure
November 2, 2010
A Moment of Clarity (video): Temptation
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Greetings!

In a constant pursuit of clarity and presence, we sometimes miss the commonplace behaviors that define how we lack clarity. 

And the U.S. midterm election is less than two weeks away.  Whichever side of the fence you're on please VOTE....or forever hold your peace.
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"If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear." 

                                                                                    Winnie-the-Pooh
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The Avocado Affair and The Roundabout Adventure: Two clear examples of total unclarity.

Avocados

My daughter and I have not visited in over two years. Our conversational connection is precisely where we left it, and we've both had two years with little conversational exploration or experimentation. That factor alone magnifies the tenacity with which our Knower/Judger filters trap us in patterns. Here are two real-life examples of what happens when we communicate using our Knower/Judgers from my recent visit with my daughter in England. (Read more...)

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November 2, 2010.  The more things change.....

"It has been so often said, as to be generally believed, that Congress have no power by the Confederation to enforce anything, for example, contributions of money. It was not necessary to give them that power expressly, for they have it by the law of nature. When two parties make a compact, there results to each a power of compelling the other to execute it."
-Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Edward Carrington, 1787

"Has it not, on the contrary, invariably been found that momentary passions, and immediate interest, have a more active and imperious control over human conduct than general or remote considerations of policy, utility or justice?"
-Alexander Hamilton, in The Federalist Papers, Section 6, 1788


Hamilton and Jefferson


What do you want for America?
 
In a recent op-ed piece in the St. Louis Beacon, retired senator John Danforth made an impassioned plea for politicians to focus on the core issue of whether we should continue growing the federal government or whether we should lessen the government's role in being responsible for each individual. Instead, we have candidates pointing fingers and calling names and voters voting for people just because they don't like the other guy. What's going on, and why should you care? (Read more...)
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A Moment of Clarity (video): Temptation....

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How does Rally co-driving prepare you for improving performance in teams and executives?
I am a Rally Co-driver in several series in the Western Hemisphere.  You can read about my racing history at my rally website. When I am competing, it is my job to corral all the best performances from myself, the driver, the mechanics and any other members of the crew supporting us for the weekend.  As you can imagine, as in any racing, egos are strong, tensions are high, and the atmosphere is ripe for interpersonal conflict.
 
I have a track record of co-driving for racers of any caliber (National Champions to first event novices) and delivering results that exceed their expectations. 
 
For the rest of my living, I coach executives in leadership and team dynamics; teams in developing higher levels of trust, understanding and camaraderie; and individuals in making changes supportive of getting what they want in life.  In this arena too, I have a reputation for delivering results that exceed their expectations.

HDClarity is an e-zine for those wanting to develop more of that trust, understanding and camaraderie in their work environment, and their life in general.  A smoother running team is a more profitable team.  It get things done faster, for less cost. 

If you'd like to share some of these insights for developing High Definition Clarity in your daily and business life, please forward this email.
"There is a clear and present danger.....when you are neither clear nor present."
 
Saving civilization (or your team) one conversation at a time,
 

Kim DeMotte, Corporate CoDriver
kim@corporatecodriver.com
www.corporatecodriver.com
(877) 245-8250
Archives

September 2010 Calm Starts with you; Why I want what I want; Eixenberger
August 2010 It's Who I Am, Conversation Openers,  Helmets and K/J

July 2010 Scorpion & Frog, Failure as Process, and Power of Conversation June 2010 Kick Ass, Shake It Up, Baby, Knowledge is Power
May 2010 Three Responses(Duplessis), Transition, Ho'oponopono & Science

April, 2010 Hope, Tiger/Eldrick, Horse's Ass
March, 2010 Wipe the Slate Clean, Failing Forward, Extraordinary
February, 2010 Getting out of the Triangle, Maybe-maybe not, Who Dat?
January, 2010 Drama Triangle, Blind Side, Summit Review
December, 2009 Red Conversation, Christmas 1914 Truce
November, 2009 Green Conversation, Hate, Jim Abbott
October, 2009 - 6th and 7th Gears
September, 2009 - 4th and 5th Gears
August, 2009 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Gears
July, 2009 - Frustration, Cotton, Coaching
June, 2009 - Unlearning, Knower/Judger; Learner/Researcher
May, 2009 - Doubt
April, 2009 - Ho'oponopono
March, 2009 - The Sky is Falling
February, 2009 - USAir Fight 1549
January, 2009 - Let Go of the Past
December, 2008 - HDClarity introduction