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Author Archives: Bill Munn

About Bill Munn

Bill Munn helps executives manage teams to their greatest potential, customizing coaching plans to maximize the performance of each individual. Through strategic visioning and in-the-moment issue resolution, he motivates leadership to spur mission-driven growth. As a 22-year management-coaching veteran and former Dow 30 top executive, Bill has supported hundreds of corporate leaders worldwide with practical wisdom, real-world action tools, and unbiased insight. An MBA and former professor of finance and economics, Bill is a dynamic public speaker and author of two books.
A Great Help to Thankfulness

A Great Help to Thankfulness

This time of year, it’s especially appropriate to remember Charles Dickens‘s observation that “Not knowing where one’s next meal is coming from ’tis a great help to thankfulness.” Most leaders don’t fret about their next meal, but we sure can squander our time worrying about a jillion other things. Well, I suggest you let yourself […]

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3 Steps to Effective Listening

Anyone who has experienced effective listening is aware of its power. When someone listens to you well, you feel validated, heard, appreciated, understood. And all of these reactions make you feel positive about the listener. Whole books and courses teach listening skills. Many are very good and sell millions of copies. People are studying this […]

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3 Questions to Ask before Watching Another Retirement Ad

3 Questions to Ask before Watching Another Retirement Ad

The ads on the financial news idealize traditional retirement. They use scare tactics: “Will you have enough to retire?” They romanticize daily golf and lying by the pool. They insinuate that you’ve spent your entire life doing what you don’t want to do, and that doing nothing would be a great improvement. This advertised vision […]

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Strengths and Weaknesses: Teaching Squirrels to Fly, aka Ways to Waste Time & Talent

Strengths and Weaknesses: Teaching Squirrels to Fly, aka Ways to Waste Time & Talent

Have you ever stopped to consider your strengths and weaknesses? If you answered “yes,” how far have you gone? Far enough to really understand what you’re wired for? Far enough to identify how the people around you are wired – your team members, family members, customers, you name it? Far enough to go back to 7th […]

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Find Strength in Weakness

Find Strength in Weakness

Those of you who are familiar with my popular attributes concept will understand why I cheered for this video clip of David Roche, president of Hotels.com, as he shared his wisdom about tolerating a diversity of weaknesses within an organization. Great strengths are often balanced out by corresponding weaknesses. So a healthy company will maintain a culture that not only values a balance of […]

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