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Kim DeMotte's Monthly thoughts on the value of Clarity, Trust, and the Human Interaction


Volume 5   Issue 5                                                                                       May, 2012
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  High Definition Trust, Understanding and Camaraderie
   Reduce Struggle Dissipate Conflict Improve Relationships Relieve Stress

In This Issue
The Art of Repairing a Broken Connection
You've Got Two Cheeks
Archives
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12 Signs of Presence (from an unknown 12-step source)

An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.

Frequent attacks of smiling.

Feelings of being connected with others and nature.

Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.


A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experience.

An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

A loss of ability to worry.

A loss of interest in conflict.

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.  

A loss of interest in judging others.

A loss of interest in judging self.


Gaining the ability to love without expecting anything in return.

 

                                         ~ Dr. Tom Hill's Eaglezine

 

Greetings!    

 

Transitions         

   

Moment of Clarity, May, 2012: Transitions
Moment of Clarity, May, 2012: Transitions

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The Art of Repairing a Broken Connection

 

Tom LinYou might relate to this experience. The other day, after scouring my databases for the phone number, I tried to call an old contact, only to be greeted with "You have reached a number that is no longer in service. Please check the number and try again." I'd invested so much time in trying to connect, and now I was nowhere, faced with having to keep looking for a way to reach this person. And then I realized this happens all the time in our interactions, and simply because we don't know how to reconnect, we lose the deal, the promotion, or even just our cool.

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 You've Got Two Cheeks. Use Them!      

 

"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also." Matthew 5:39 

 

Some years ago I was involved in an organization with a terrific leader who had a habit of verbally dressing down a subset of direct reports. She said that she couldn't Bibleget these direct reports to do what she needed to fulfill her commitments to her superiors without yelling, but yelling wasn't creating any lasting change. So certain was she that these people needed her to yell at them that I could not get her to modify her behavior, so I resorted to Plan B.

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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.


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Kim
Kim DeMotte, Corporate CoDriver
kim@corporatecodriver.com

www.corporatecodriver.com
www.kimdemotte.com
www.hdclarity.com

(877) 245-8250
Archives

2012

April 2012 Proper Use of the F Word, How to Change Your Luck, HICCUPS  

March 2012 Beaker of Knowledge, The Forgiveness Thing, The Bucket List 

February 2012 Seven Tools, Yoda, Expectation - Whitney Houston  

January 2012 How to Break Free, Bad Turns to Good with UPR, Information or Affirmation     

 

2011

December 2011 Surviving the Season, Who Loves Ya, Anticipation    

November 2011 Boss is Right, Vocal Presence, Occupy This  

August 2011 Frank's 3 Rules, Invisible Fence, First Impressions 

July 2011 Interpersonal Wellness, Commit to the Crash, Casey Anthony Walks  

June, 2011 Takes a moment, Meet Emotional Needs, Birthday  

May, 2011 Addictive Conversation, Foot in Mouth, Competence vs. Connection 

April, 2011 Enemy-ness, K/J vs.K/J, Help 

March 2011BOLD, Value of a Smile, 510  

February 2011 Balancing Act, You Lost me at Hello, Co-Driver turned driver 

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

2010

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

 
2009
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

 
2008
December, 2008 - HDClarity introduction