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 Volume 4   Issue 2                                                                                                February, 2011
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Balancing Act
You Lost Me At 'Hello'
A Moment of Clarity (video): We don't stop playing because we get old....
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Spring Training.....Only Learner/Researchers need apply.


It's that time of year again.  For those of us who are addicted to the All-American Game of Baseball, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training next week.  And whether your team won the World Series (congrats to my San Francisco friends) or repeated their Knower/Judger rule of being the perennial pariah (nods to my Chicago Cubs fans), hope springs eternal.


Baseball (the game, not the profession) is a very Learner/Researcher institution.  It is where judgment is deferred to preparation and performance.  It's not what we THINK will happen (as most sports journalists would have us believe).  It's what actually (and factually) happens on the field 162 times a year for each of the 30 Major League teams.


Baseball is Life

Yet we seem to set data aside and just KNOW that this is the year.  This is the breakout season for our boys.  We watch every trade and contract rumor (by the time this is published we'll know more about the future of Mr. Pujols in a Cardinals jersey....or we won't).  We scan the papers for stats on all the kids at Spring Training from the minor leagues.  And they work on their processes to improve their results.


But as the season unwinds, we'll see the pitcher with the bad body language....or the manager kicking dirt at the umpire....or the whining speedster thrown out at third.  Clearly all Knower/Judgers in a game meant to be enjoyed at the Learner/Researcher level.




Your next "aha" moment could come at a Clarity Summit. What's getting in the way?  Find out at the next one March 4-6 at the Moonrise Hotel in beautiful University City, MO.  Click here to learn more.

"You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you too"
                                                                                         Roy Campanella  
  Balancing Act.  
Balancing Act


You've set a goal and you're working on achieving it. Your Knower/Judger is making rules that will help you achieve that goal, like I won't eat any sugar or I will make 10 outbound calls a day. But it's not working. If the K/J is so strong, why can't you stop breaking your own rules? (Read more...)


You Lost Me At 'Hello'.

Jerry Maguire

Remember the movie Jerry Maguire? Renée Zellweger blubbers to Tom Cruise, "You had me at hello."


But when meeting new people and making a connection with them is how you make a living, what are the chances that the connection is made that easily or quickly? (Read more...)

A Moment of Clarity (video): We don't stop playing because we get old.  We get old because we stop playing.
1978 Sunriser
Kim's explanation of this insanity. Click his beautiful 510 in the 1978 photo above!
Back in the Dark Ages of Rally in the US (the 1970's)...one intrepid crew, the Pooh Corner Rally Team with it's driver Kim DeMotte attacked rally roads in Datsun 510's.  He'll get to do it again in this year's Rally in the 100 Acre Wood in Missouri in....you guessed it....a 1972 Datsun 510!
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


January 2011 Excuse yourself from the Dance, The King's Speech, Reagan-O'Neill


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