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The Real Reason Monster’s CEO Lost His Job

When was the last time you looked for a job or an employee on Monster.com?  If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of Monster, but haven’t used it lately. Monster…Read more

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    The Table of Brotherhood Actually Happened At a Burger Joint

The Table of Brotherhood Actually Happened At a Burger Joint

I was sitting at an upscale burger place in Atlanta a few months back with my daughter.   An African-American family sat down at the table beside us - a mom,…Read more

Why We Get Frantic, Then Burnout

How many times have you worked like a fiend on something and then found yourself so burned out you couldn’t bear to even look at it again? You’re not alone.…Read more

Why We Wait, Before Giving It Our Best

I’m willing to do it, but I’m not sure he is. It’s the biggest obstacle to making a positive change.  We want to know, for sure, that the other guy…Read more

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    How to Reinvent Yourself When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Planned

How to Reinvent Yourself When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Planned

We’ve all been there, or at least many of us have. You have a foolproof business plan; you put in the time, money and mountain of work to make it…Read more

Why We Wish Away Happiness

What’s keeping you from happiness? If you’re like most people you can list the obstacles standing between you and bliss. We all want to be happy. When we’re not, we’re…Read more

The Big Mistake People Make When They Negotiate

We were selling our house. The buyers wanted to play hardball negotiation. We had agreed on a price, but they wanted us to throw in lots of extras, furniture, the…Read more

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    How to Turn Adversaries into Allies without Manipulation or Coercion

How to Turn Adversaries into Allies without Manipulation or Coercion

Do you have “Ultimate Influence?” Are you able to get other people excited about your ideas?  Can you convince your kids to do their chores without constant reminding?  Are you…Read more

Managing the Monkeys in the Middle of Management

Does your boss ever remind you of an ape? Snorting around, grunting orders, lurching through the office with his knuckles dragging the ground, beating his chest and growling every five…Read more

Three Ways to Leverage the Power of the Pause

I confess; I crowbar things. If I find myself with 10 minutes free, I’ll crowbar in a phone call. If I see a blank spot on my calendar, I’ll crowbar…Read more

Are Your Greatest Strengths Holding You Back?

I like to talk. A lot. My talkativeness has won me business, forged friendships, and been the bedrock of my career. My talkativeness has also made me overbearing, ruined relationships,…Read more

Sacrificing Love of Learning on the Altar of Memorization

There’s a great scene in the 1980’s movie When Peggy Sue Got Married. Kathleen Turner’s time travels go back to high school. Already having lived much of her adult life,…Read more

Ideas worth sharing – TEDx Peachtree

  I was very excited to be invited to speak at TEDx Peachtree in Atlanta, GA. My talk was posted last week and can be viewed by:  Clicking Here! Please…Read more

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    Gen Buy: Why Millennials Consider an Iphone A Basic Human Right

Gen Buy: Why Millennials Consider an Iphone A Basic Human Right

What dictates your spending? Your current economic circumstances? Or the lifestyle in which you were raised? I grew up as the eldest of four kids in a house that only…Read more

Why Moving the Needle Matters More Than You Think

We all want to solve the big problem. We want to be the one who creates the breakthrough, who upends the paradigm, who stops or starts “it” once and for…Read more

Why the Boss/Employee Relationship Still Matters

How many bosses have made a difference in your life? You probably remember your very best, and your very worst, bosses. What was the difference between the two? It’s interesting,…Read more

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The Real Reason Monster’s CEO Lost His Job

When was the last time you looked for a job or an employee on Monster.com?  If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of Monster, but haven’t used it lately. Monster…Read more

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