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This Way to Happiness!

Published on November 11, 2012 by

Happiness isn’t an all or nothing proposition where you are either happy or unhappy—life isn't that simple. We are all on the continuum of what we call happiness and no doubt you are happy about some things in your life and not so happy about others. Wherever you are on ...

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Free Agent!

Published on October 12, 2012 by

Are you a temporary or a permanent employee? Most of us, if asked, would proudly say, “My position isn’t a temp job—I am a permanent, full-time employee.” Fair enough--but what if I told you the question I posed is  actually a trick question--but asked with the best of intentions!

The truth ...

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It’s All Good–Even the Criticism!”

Published on September 21, 2012 by

A colleague of mine has been tweeting about my new e-book "Seven Steps to Happiness"--and of course, I'm happy about that! It's always nice to have friends and colleagues to believe in you and support you and what you do.

That being said, unless you are a hermit, in ...

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Imposter Alert! You’re Smart and Successful…So Why Don’t You Feel Like It?

Published on June 6, 2012 by

Are you an imposter?

Okay, let me clarify—despite being smart, talented and accomplished, do you often feel as though you aren't? Do you find yourself thinking, “I know I’m all that, but I don’t feel like I’m all that”? If you are nodding your head in agreement, you are not ...

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Are You a Perfectionist?

Published on May 3, 2012 by

I was coaching an employee, who, by his own admission, is a perfectionist. He is rarely satisfied when he completes a project or turns in a report or gives a group presentation at work. And he is okay with that—with never being satisfied. (He says never being satisfied doesn't bother ...

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Making Peace With Your “Inner Perfectionist”

Published on May 3, 2012 by

If you want to do better work, feel better about yourself, perform at higher levels and surprise yourself by how brilliant you are, consider making peace with your "Inner Perfectionist". After all, do you really need to demand so much from yourself so often?

Of course, you don't really have ...

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Why You Don’t Deserve A Raise…Yet

Published on May 2, 2012 by

Perhaps you've bought into the myth that if you work really hard, work well with others, put in a few extra hours, do above average work, or get another degree, you'll have earned a raise. Don’t be too hard on yourself—millions believe the same story. In order to earn a ...

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Shake Up Your Routine, Boost Your Career And Life!

Published on June 27, 2011 by

I'm not a world traveller by any means, having been to only five countries. But each time I travel, my horizon and perspective is stretched and enriched. Visiting other countries takes us out of our own little worlds and allows us to see and experience things we wouldn't normally experience. ...

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Three Career Lessons From A Female Marines Brigadier General

Published on June 25, 2011 by

With a nod to the military, "Attention!"

Why? Because a female Brigadier General has assumed leadership at the famed Marine Corps training depot at South Carolina’s Parris Island. It graduates about 20,000 Marines annually and is the only military installation where female enlisted Marines are trained alongside male Marines.

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Three Things You Must Know About Your Boss

Published on June 25, 2011 by

Over the past twenty plus years I've coached executives and managers and have presented seminars to them on leadership and performance improvement. I've learned a lot from them and want to share a few secrets with you.

Here are three things you need to know about your boss that ...

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