Change Monster

June 5, 2015 0 Comments
Change Monster

If you worked for me in the last 10 years, you’ve seen this illustration of the change process.  It’s from my favorite book on change management, Change Monster, by Jeanie Daniel Duck*.  When I was a corporate leader, I was accountable for innumerable changes in an organization which had a new senior managers, with new ideas, and new […]

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Twenty Ways to Flunk Tai Chi

May 26, 2015 0 Comments
Twenty Ways to Flunk Tai Chi

  Some of my students will be surprised that I’ve written a post on how to fail at Tai Chi since I always tell them “You can’t do Tai Chi wrong.”  There are a hundred ways that the student can execute a form that is unlike what it being taught, but I don”t consider that failure. […]

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Sometimes the Classroom is the Lesson

May 22, 2015 0 Comments
Sometimes the Classroom is the Lesson

I live in Iowa. Right in the middle of the Great Plains. Thousands of years ago, glaciers delivered rich black earth, carved the mighty Mississippi and Missouri river beds on each side of the state, and created a magnificent piece of land between. Buffalo, elk, and wolf roamed the grasslands. Native American Indians followed the seasons […]

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First Timer Advice

May 19, 2015 0 Comments
First Timer Advice

I am privileged to teach at two of Des Moines’ best fitness facilities, Fitness World West and the Healthy Living Center.  Both are subscription membership centers, where users pay month by month for facility use, including regularly scheduled classes.  Members benefit by choosing from a wide variety of healthy activities.  The businesses benefit from on-going monthly fees, with […]

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After Practice.

May 13, 2015 0 Comments
After Practice.

I practice or train Tai Chi almost every day, many days in the beautiful Healthy Living Center YMCA Mind Body Studio.  The HLC is my home Y and the studio is often unused. It has a great floor, has floor to ceiling mirrors and is quiet.  A perfect sanctuary for me to drop in and practice my forms. […]

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