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 Volume 4   Issue 1                                                                                                January, 2011
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Excuse Yourself from the Dance
The King's Speech.
A Moment of Clarity (video): Attorney General's Warning
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While the recent events in Tucson are no longer being blamed on party politics, but simply the rants of a deranged individual, I'm still attracted to the new media buzzwords "Vitriolic Rhetoric" as a focus for Clarity and saving the planet one conversation at a time.  Certainly the political atmosphere could be a little less Knower/Judger today and might benefit from a good dose of Learner/Researcher.


President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Tip O'Neill represented the opposite ends of the "Big Government vs. Small Government", Jeffersonian/Hamiltonian debate.  Yet somehow they understood that standing toe to toe screaming at each other was not good for the debate or the country.  Today, standing toe to toe would be more productive than myriad mercenary media hacks that sell air time by continual pandering to the radical reaches of the political spectrum bell curve.


Far from that, Reagan and O'Neill enjoyed the journey as friends who had decided to disagree, forming the ability to explore the doubt and make decisions and move forward.  It was not a Tip O'Neill zealot who attempted the Reagan assassination.  It was O'Neill that rushed to his hospital bed on that disturbing day.  

Reagan and O'Neill
Link to "What Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill Could Teach Washington"



On another note, the January Clarity Summit is in the books and it was another home run (baseball metaphors are HUGE here in St. Louis!).  Unfortunately there were several who wanted to attend but for one reason or another, the January date didn't work out.  So here's the good news.  I've decided to boost the frequency to SIX Clarity Summits per year.  The next will be March 4-6 at the Moonrise Hotel in beautiful University City, MO.  Click here to learn more.

"Clarity often emerges in the wake of conflicting views."

                                                                     Peter Wehner, former director of the 
                                                                     White House Office of Strategic Initiatives
                                                                     under President George W. Bush

 Excuse Yourself from the Dance.



Each day, you have countless conversations that don't lead to the result you want. It's like you're performing a conversational dance and you're locked into the steps - the routine path the conversation takes. There is a way to change the conversation, to get out of the dance and actually communicate with one another. Here's what you need to know. (Read more...)

The King's Speech.

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Prince Albert, the second son of King George V of England, had a stuttering problem. In spite of a long string of speech therapists, he thought he'd never be able to speak normally. His story is portrayed in the movie The King's Speech. What's fascinating to me, and will be to you as well, is the story beneath the story. (Read more...)

A Moment of Clarity (video): Attorney General's Warning
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Attorney General's Warning: To view video, click on image above
We get warnings on cigarette packs about the dangers that lie within, why shouldn't politicians be warned of the dangers of "vitriolic rhetoric".
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
(877) 245-8250


December 2010 How to Really Win, My Favorite Bad Guy, Doing what you love to do.

November, 2010 Managing the process, 5th stage of learning, 110% vs. process

October 2010 Avocados; VOTE; Temptation
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