Choose Being! Part 1

I get to choose who I will be in every situation, when I hold, I get to choose.

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April 1, 2020

Choose Being! Part 2

I get to choose who they will be for me in every situation, when I hold I get to choose.

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April 8, 2020

Seek Where to Give Credit to Others

We've all been in a situation where we feel like we didn't get enough credit for our contributions.

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April 15, 2020

Being Authentically Weird

Being authentically weird helps me remember that if we weren't all weird, it would be impossible to learn anything.

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April 22, 2020

Follower's Choice: Becoming a Leader

I set out to create myself as a producer of followership opportunities, where it is the follower's choice.

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April 29, 2020

Leading with Followership Opportunities

As a follower, I assess every potential leader with one simple question.

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May 6, 2020

Telling Stories: A Leadership Skill

My stories are about me. As I tell my story, the listener is making up stories about themselves in their self-talk.

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May 20, 2020

Are You a Problem Solver?

Are you a problem solver? I am! For most of my life, this has been a source of pride.

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July 1, 2020

Allow Contribution

When I allow real contribution, I notice how engaged people become and how they remember the experiences.

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July 8, 2020

The Burden of Being Right

I like to be right. Most people I meet like to be right. It may be answering a trivia question correctly, pointing out why a person's plan

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July 15, 2020

How Mad Do You Want to Be?

When we’re mad we don’t process information as effectively and we don’t make good decisions. So how do we stop being mad?

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July 29, 2020

Success Over Time

Success isn't judged in a moment of brilliance but over time. What matters is producing results over time.

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August 12, 2020

On Being Enough

Believing we are not enough has negative consequences for ourselves and everyone around us.

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August 19, 2020

Significance of Winning

I notice that the significance I place on victory shapes my future and keeps me from playing the game passionately and intensely.

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September 16, 2020

Believe in Them

I have no idea how many times I have asked myself this question: “I wonder how this person is going to work out?”

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October 14, 2020

Producing Dignity

Producing dignity allows for the creation of authentic connections with others.

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November 25, 2020

Relax, You'll Figure It Out

I confess what you all probably already know: I’m curious, a puzzle solver, an engineer, someone who figures things out.

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January 13, 2021

Caring Less Means Caring More

Why incur the risk and cost when someone has already proven they are not worthy of my trust?

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May 4, 2021

The Other Side of Trust, Part One

There is much being said about trust and it's importance. We do not often talk about the other side of trust - mistrust.

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May 6, 2021

The Other Side of Trust, Part Two

My story about trusting people who I assess are not worthy of trust was that it was not worth the cost.

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May 20, 2021

Macklin Connect: Session Leader Cindy Smith

Meet Cindy Smith. Cindy is a Session Leader at MacklinConnection and has been participating in workshops since 2017 .

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August 2, 2021

Macklin Connect: Session Leader Eric Stiller

Macklin Method Session Leader Eric Stiller knows the importance of effective communication and its ability to build meaningful connections.

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October 19, 2021

Macklin Connect: Session Leader Deb Dendy

Deb Dendy shares how her role as a session leader has enabled her to make a difference—particularly in the lives of young people.

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December 2, 2021

Learning to Lead and Making Mistakes

Garrett Macklin reflects on what he’s learned from his experience as a workshop co-leader.

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February 25, 2022

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