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A Leadership Kick In the Ass

Published on January 16, 2017 by

One of my favorite authors on leadership is Bill Treasurer--and you can get a free chapter from his new book out today. Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge said, "This is one of the most unique and valuable books you will read all year, and I highly recommend it."

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This Guy Is Changing Young Lives

Published on January 10, 2017 by

I recently came across someone who inspires me and who is doing incredible work with youth--someone who is changing their lives and doing it all on a volunteer basis. This is someone with vision, passion, talent and a drive to be a force of nature in a unique way.

His ...

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Why “Just Do It” Is Great For Nike But Not For You

Published on May 3, 2016 by

When it comes to “motivating” others (and ourselves) there are three well-known phrases I see and hear a lot:

  • “Just Do It!”
  • “No excuses!”
  • “No one owes you anything!”

As a former psychotherapist and now as a coach for the past decade, I have spent thousands of hours ...

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You Can Have More Happiness, Here’s How

Published on December 27, 2015 by

If you read a book on happiness or listen to a speaker on the topic, we’re told that many, if not most people, have a happiness problem—they’re just not that happy.

You won’t hear that from me though. I think most people are fairly happy.

They’re “happy” in several areas ...

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How To Get The Promotion or Raise You Deserve

Published on December 20, 2014 by

A client of mine was just offered a management position. More than that, he was offered a significant raise and very attractive overall compensation package. That happened because he knows some things most people don't.

What about you?

  • Would you like a raise?
  • Have you been thinking about asking ...
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Learning Happiness

Published on August 24, 2014 by

Recently I wrote a post about my new grand daughter, Isabella Rae Lerma. She is perfect, right now, as we all are, in our true essence.

When it comes to our essence and who we really are, there is nothing to criticize, condemn or judge. "Bella" is ten weeks old ...

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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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How To Influence and Lead Your Boss, Colleagues, Team Members…and Yourself

Published on April 24, 2013 by

The word "Leader" is usually a title given to someone with official leadership responsibilities--that's unfortunate, because the truth is we are all leaders. We need to lead and influence those "above" us, "across" from us, "down" from us (if that applies) and let's not forget that it all starts with ...

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Employee Recognition: A New Paradigm

Published on April 10, 2013 by

I am happy to introduce you to Stan Phelps as my guest blogger today. Stan is the CMO (Chief Measurement Officer) at 9 Inch Marketing and the author of “What’s Your Green Goldfish – Beyond Dollars: 15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement and Reinforce Culture”

You don't have to be a ...

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Employee Engagement: Lessons From the Army

Published on April 3, 2013 by

Alan's Note: I'm happy to post a guest blog today by Army Sergeant T. J. Trent. I want to take this opportunity to thank him for his service--and for the personal story and leadership insights he is sharing with us. If you think being a leader in the ...

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