THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG

Too Quick to Judge

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG I was a passenger on a public transportation system, almost three thousand miles away from home.  I began to notice that one of the transit conductors was staring toward me. It appeared to be a stern look, and I became troubled. Within a matter...

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SGM 008: Stephen Gower Quotes

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Welcome to Stephen Gower Micside episode 8: Stephen Gower Quotes   ABOUT STEPHEN GOWER Stephen is the best-selling author of 25 books, including What Do They See When They See You Coming? He has also written countless articles for a...

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​Evaluations!

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Monitoring is a necessary growth tool for the professional speaker and others who want to soar beyond success. Over 50 years, I have observed the polarization of my evaluations: 1) I have been described as “A Georgia Treasure and a National...

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How to Excel As an Emerging Leader

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG The verb “emerge” has more than one meaning. Emerge can mean simply to surface as a sea mammal surfaces from the ocean for breath and then returns. On the other hand, emerge can equal a moving out front, a soaring far beyond the surface. The...

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SGM 005: Competition

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Welcome to Stephen Gower Micside episode 5 : Competition   ABOUT STEPHEN GOWER Stephen is the best-selling author of 25 books, including What Do They See When They See You Coming? He has also written countless articles for a variety...

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SGM 004: How and Beyond

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Welcome to Stephen Gower Micside episode 4 : How and Beyond   ABOUT STEPHEN GOWER Stephen is the best-selling author of 25 books, including What Do They See When They See You Coming? He has also written countless articles for a...

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Incremental “Finished-ness”

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG The afternoon project was to weed the garden. Fatigue set in after two hours.  In the past, this gardener would have pushed himself toward conclusion. But, on this occasion, there was a halting and a trip to the ice tea. There was no frustration...

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SGM 003: Drive Gently

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Welcome to Stephen Gower Micside episode 3 : Drive Gently   ABOUT STEPHEN GOWER Stephen is the best-selling author of 25 books, including What Do They See When They See You Coming? He has also written countless articles for a...

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The Kitchen Table!

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG At the center point of my office is an old kitchen table. It is there for a reason. That composite of wood served our family until I was 14. My memories of those moments are pleasant. When we moved to our new home, TV trays replaced the kitchen...

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SGM 002: Swap Shop

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Welcome to Stephen Gower Micside episode 2 : Swap Shop   ABOUT STEPHEN GOWER Stephen is the best-selling author of 26 books, including What Do They See When They See You Coming? He has also written countless articles for a variety...

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Use “I” Sparingly

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG “Sir, you took notes today, but did not take notes the first four days. Is there a reason for this?” “I was not taking notes. I was counting the number of times that you used the word 'I'. In the first hour, the count was 75.”   Authentic...

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SGM 001 : As you Grow Older

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Welcome to Stephen Gower Micside episode 1 : As you Grow Older   ABOUT STEPHEN GOWER Stephen is the best-selling author of 25 books, including What Do They See When They See You Coming? He has also written countless articles for a...

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The Two-Minute Drill

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG For approximately fifteen years, it has been my privilege to serve as “Color Commentator” for high school football broadcasts over a very powerful FM radio station. During that period of time, I have helped broadcast close to two hundred...

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Pass the P’s

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Pass the P's please: Parkinson's, Perfection, Practice, and Passion What you think can/will hurt you, can rise up and help you. I was not prepared for my shock when I was told that Parkinson's was the diagnosis. Years before I had been informed...

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Minority Opinions

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Any discussion of the national government will eventually include the Supreme Court. Routinely, the interest in the court for many revolves around new appointees. I am more intrigued by two documents that are written about the decisions made by...

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DNA of Leadership: Encouragement

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Aggressive enough to Affirm – Caring enough to Confront As late as 2000, leaders were sharing that the number one driving force for them was monetary compensation. A close second was the feeling of being appreciated. More recently, those two...

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Did You Forget that I Was Here?

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Couched between “Stephen” and “Gower” lies my middle name, “Macklyn.” If recognized at all, “Macklyn” is reduced to “M”--one letter preceded by seven letters and followed by five letters. “Macklyn” is overpowered, camouflaged, dwarfed by...

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Obsession: Beating the Buzzer

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG The 2016 Final Four is over—finally. The highlight of the championship game was the buzzer beater at the end of the game. In this instance, beating the buzzer was a good thing for Villanova, a bad thing for North Carolina. Beating the buzzer can...

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