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Creating a More Inspired World

As many of you know, we launched a new movement, “To Create a More Inspired World“, last year. The reason for this initiative is well captured in this essay by David Brooks in the New York Times. Our aim is to reverse the dystopian perspective that is understandably held by so many people and institutions these days. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Exhibit A, for example, is The Great Resignation, in which around 4 million employees have been quitting monthly. The cause for this seems to be a mystery for many leaders who have resorted to incentives and pay increases to “bribe” employees in the hope this will solve the problem.  But this IS the problem—and more money is not the solution. People are leaving their jobs because they are fed up with toxic work cultures, uninspired, tired of bureaucracy, don’t like, or respect, their leaders, and have tasted the freedom of autonomy. Additionally, their homes are far more attractive environments in which to work than their former work environments. The real solution is to create inspiring workplaces that provide meaning and fulfillment—both of which are in short supply in many modern organizations.

In David Brooks’ article referenced above, he lists a litany of ailments afflicting society—all of which stem from a basic human deficiency—a lack of inspiration.  So, this is what we are committed to changing—by helping to create more inspired workplaces, schools, families, churches, healthcare systems—in fact, an inspired world.

Please consider joining us—this may be the tribe you have been longing for. This could be the most inspiring step you will take in 2022.

Let’s Hold Hands!

Let’s Hold Hands!

Back in March of 2020, you and your friend set out on a long walking trek across the wilderness.  The trip is about 500 miles. It's December now and you have reached the 300-mile mark. You find yourselves exhausted, frustrated, dejected, overwhelmed, stressed and fed...

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Three of my favorite quotes.

Three of my favorite quotes.

As we navigate through challenging times together, I thought I would share with you three of  my favorite quotes.  They always keep me company, and these days, even more than usual, they are very important companions for me.  I hope they will also be grounding for you...

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Become a Certified Higher Ground Leader

Become a Certified Higher Ground Leader

If you would like to become Certified as a coach, consultant or facilitator of Lance Secretan’s renowned Higher Ground Leadership®, or just learn more about this deep and inspiring body of work, we have two new opportunities for you. NOTE: If you have previously...

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A Second Wave is Coming—This one is Burnout!

A Second Wave is Coming—This one is Burnout!

According to the latest research, burnout is reaching unprecedented levels. As we all wrestle with the extraordinary onslaught of change, challenge and dysfunction, traditional online means of support are proving inadequate. Access to an Employment Assistance Program...

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A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

In 1970, Milton Friedman famously wrote, "There is one and only one social responsibility of business—to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits....". For this kind of thinking, Friedman was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in...

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Cheer up!

Cheer up!

It seems that we can’t open our news feeds these days without reading another depressing headline. So, here is my antidote for you today:     First, Visit www.inspirepledge.com and make a commitment to being your best, inspiring self today, and just as...

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A Weekly Shot of Inspiration

A Weekly Shot of Inspiration

Last March, I invited people to join me in an experimental weekly Zoom video call for some mutual inspiration. The original intention was to provide support to frontline workers during Covid. I committed to hosting these sessions for one month, but everyone was...

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The Responsibility to Use our Voices

The Responsibility to Use our Voices

For better or worse, as a result of the career I have chosen, I am blessed to have a voice, a platform, and an audience.  All of us, whether we have a voice and a platform or not, have a responsibility to speak up in these pivotal times, because we have a chance to...

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Good Timber – from Inspiration in the Cloud

Good Timber – from Inspiration in the Cloud

During our "Inspiration in the Cloud"  Zoom video call today, I shared this poem with all of the participants who joined our weekly 30-minute inspiring conversation. The poem is starkly gender-insensitive, but, remember, he died before I was born! (Honestly, I...

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The Calf-Path – Lessons for Life!

The Calf-Path – Lessons for Life!

  This is a lovely poem which I read this morning during our "Inspiration in the Cloud" public Zoom call. It speaks so well to the notion that we are all connected and we are all ONE!  Please join us again next Thursday at 1100 EST - you can register here:...

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