About the Blog & Author

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Okay, the title of this blog has a double meaning, a double entendre if you will, but in reverse with the more inappropriate meaning coming first.  Instead of using the classic definition approach to explain the meaning, I have chosen to use synonyms.

Here are selected words for “incite” from the Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

actuate, animate, arouse, awaken, bestir, call up, caution, charge, compel, drive, encourage, enjoin, excite, exhort, feed the fire, ferment, forward, give an impetus, give momentum, heat up, impassion, impel, induce, inflame, influence, inspire, instigate, light up, motivate, move, persuade, pique, prod, prompt, propel, provoke, push, put in motion, rally, set in motion, spur, stimulate, stir up, summon up, urge, wake up, work up

And here is “insight” from the same Thesaurus:

appreciation, astuteness, awareness, cognizance, comprehension, consciousness, direct apprehension, discernment, foresight, immediate cognition, incisiveness, inspiration, intuitive reason, judgment, knowledge without thought, lucidity, mindfulness, penetration, perceptiveness, realization, recognition, sageness, sensibility, sensitivity, sharpness, subconscious knowledge, understanding, vision, wisdom

Given these extensive lists of synonyms,  what do believe are the aspirations of this blog?  The tag-line is another clue – another double meaning?

About the Author, Rick Phelps

Given that authenticity and integrity are two of my most cherished values, I had to write this in the first person versus making it appear that someone else wrote it about me.

I am an organizational consultant and coach with 15 years of experience helping individuals, groups, and organizations positively impact their commitment and performance.  One of my favorite pieces of feedback: “Rick is best known for helping people think differently to achieve different results.”  I received my Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from the American University/NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science and am a certified Strengths Performance Coach.  I also teach Organizational Behavior at Virginia Commonwealth University.  For more information, visit my Linkedin profile.



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