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Talk to Text Culture

One really convenient feature on smartphones is voice to text messaging.  For the most part it gets teh verbal translation right but sometimes it messes up no different than when we talk.  We don’t always talk in correct grammar let alone the way our minds might have spelled something. The challenge is that with so much texting going on are we as a culture losing part of our relationship skills that are so vital to human existence? Human beings have evolved over the millennia as the result of changes in environment, geography etc.  With the advent of the digital age will out voices become silent and out fingers become more like small rubber erase heads?

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Hiding behind a digital Culture

As you read this you may have arrived here via a link from any number of the social media channels this is posted to – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.  This opportunity to express thoughts about culture is enabled by the very digital platform which our culture can sometimes use for good or sometimes for evil.  When embraced for good or evil (interpretation held by the provider and reader independently) we have the opportunity to spread thoughts into the culture and then hide behind the wall of electronic façade. Today our culture needs to be open and learn the skills of constructive debate such that we open up ourselves for complete exposure rather than tossing our digital stone and hiding behind the electronic wall of social media.

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Gifted Mindset Culture

All of God’s creations are gifted in one way or another.  Many of our gifts are silent or hidden to the casual observer.  Each of us brings texture and dimension to our culture. We need to allow for this diversity to be embraced so that the many colors and tones can harmonize to bring life into each of us to share in the relationships we have with each other.

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Responsibility vs Accountability Culture

In our culture there is a high desire by people to be responsible.  Individuals want to prestige of taking on the responsibility and others like to delegate responsibility to free themselves of the demands. So, the systems looks like it is a match made for each other.  Unfortunately, at the same time as responsibilities are being doled out and absorbed by their recipients, there is an unfortunate gap in the accountability which goes along with the responsibility accepted.  Look around you at those taking on responsibility and then look at the results of the actions associated with those responsibilities.  Do you see alignment?

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Coaching Culture

Life, work, business, relationships and all sorts of things can and are messy and confusing. It is part of the beauty of living.  The many colors of a changing landscape which cause us to engage our senses and sensibilities. To always go it alone is a strategy reserved for fools.  The dynamics and complexities give each of us the opportunity to grow and experience the fullness of life.  To get the most of these challenges and experiences we can greatly benefit from having a guide to walk and talk with us so that together you can strip away the noise and focus on your value and contribution.

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Entitlement impacts culture

The belief that one is inherently deserving of something – privileges, treatment, services etc. causes  a culture to become distracted with what is authentically important. It causes a culture to be weak in terms of responsibility and accountability and thus the environment and people begin to separate and segregate on all kinds of various points of confusion.

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Culture must be nurtured

Just like the planning of a seed to grow a plant to produce fruit, you must plant the seeds of the culture you desire. These seeds must be nurtured and cared for so they have the best possibility to take root and grow into their best potential.  Like watering and fertilizing your fruit seeds, you must tend to the needs of your culture by pruning those aspects which are bad thus allowing the best elements to foster benefit for all.

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Red, White, and Blue Culture

Freedom provides many luxuries but also has an equal if not greater amount of accountabilities.  Our nation for over 200 years has stood for freedom.  Some days this freedom gets us in trouble.  Other days it unites us. Yet other days some want to restructure it to something which is counter to the original understanding our forefathers intended. The beauty is that our current freedom allow us this privilege but we must always honor the responsibility that goes along with such profound freedoms.

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A Culture with Zeal!

Waking up in the morning with a zest for life, a real energy for living is a great way to start your day. Having an environment with keeps that energy turned on all day adds to your success and genuine feeling of contribution. Life is full of options to live in a culture full of zeal.  We just have to focus on what causes us to feel a positive way and then seek out where and what makes us be alive.  When we find it then we need to submerse ourselves into the source.

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Authentic Culture

Having a truly authentic culture is more easily said that accomplished. In a society where “ME” first and instant gratification is prevalent in many matters, it is a struggle for some people to first keep their authenticity front an center.  They may want to be authentic but are pushed from their center with little and subtle nudges that culminate in accepting something less that truly authentic.  Eventually this recurrence leads to their authenticity changing and rationalizing what used to be less then genuine to now being acceptable as the norm.

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