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Bella, You Are Perfect

Published on June 20, 2014 by

“Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.”-Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D.

Your Self-Concept, how you see and feel about yourself, impacts everything in your life. It’s is like a thermostat that ...

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A Key to Employee Engagement: Enlightened Leadership

Published on May 23, 2014 by

According to the most recent research from Gallup, our “employee engagement” problem isn’t getting better. What is employee engagement and what does it mean to be engaged at work? Being engaged at work means you have an emotional connection to what you do and to the people you do it ...

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Amazon Pays Unhappy Employees to Leave

Published on April 17, 2014 by

How much money would it take to get you to quit your company and move on to another opportunity? Even if you knew what that number is, I bet your company wouldn't pay it. But two of the best companies in the world would and do; Amazon and Zappos. Why? ...

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Insanity: A New Definition

Published on April 5, 2014 by

You know the classic defintion of insanity:  "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -Albert Einstein

However, I think Einstein missed something important. I think we do something else that is more "insane" than what he pointed out. In a nutshell:

  • We do something that ...
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Who Is The “Real You”?

Published on March 16, 2014 by

"Know Thyself."

We don't really know the origin of that statement, but most of us would agree with the importance of it.

Most people would say they know who they are. On one level, I'm sure they do. But what about deeper levels? How deep have we actually gone in our ...

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Leaders: What Your Followers Are Afraid to Say

Published on January 31, 2014 by

When it comes to leadership, the higher you go, the more isolated and insulated you become from your followers. That means you're not likely to even know the one question that's on the mind of every one on your team or in your organization.

What question is that, you ask? ...

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Don’t Set Goals For 2014

Published on December 30, 2013 by

A friend and colleague emailed me a few days ago to ask me if I had set my goals for the upcoming New Year. I hadn't yet--and my suggestion for you is to hold off setting any goals for next year for now.

(By the way, if you supervise or ...

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You Love to Give–What About Receiving?

Published on December 24, 2013 by

One of my favorite authors and  speakers is Randy Gage. His post today was about how good we are, not at giving, but at receiving. While others are writing this week about giving, Randy wrote about receiving--and rightfully so.

We are more comfortable with giving than receiving, myself included. And ...

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Expect the Best: Look Within, Not Outside

Published on December 16, 2013 by

2014 will be here before you know it.

Have you slowed down enough to imagine what you want for the next twelve months?  And have you reviewed how the last twelve months have been for you?

Maybe you've had a stellar year, if so, I'm happy for you. It's easier to expect more "success" ...

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Listening and Self-Delusion

Published on September 12, 2013 by

I received a group email from a colleague the other day and I couldn't stop laughing. The topic of the email was on communication and this is how he summed up his communications skills:

"I love to hear myself talk. It's nice to have others hear me sometimes, too."  

He ...

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