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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

The Big Question That Changes Everything

We all have a lens.  It’s the filter through which we view the world.  Sometimes we don’t even realize how much our current circumstances, or the seat in which we…Read more

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    Why Trying To Make Your Children Happy Makes Everyone Miserable

Why Trying To Make Your Children Happy Makes Everyone Miserable

If you ask people what they want for their children, most will tell you that they just want their kids to grow up to be happy. As the hands-on portion…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

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    Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

I love my family. We were on a group tour recently. One of our fellow tour members, a woman we didn’t know prior to the trip, who had shared a…Read more

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    Guest Blog – Three Truths Behind Our Industry’s Response to HealthCare Reform

Guest Blog – Three Truths Behind Our Industry’s Response to HealthCare Reform

I'm delighted to share this thought-provoking article from our client, Gina Marchese, Senior Vice President and a Partner of MMS - A Medical Supply Company.   She is also a member…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

Two Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happier at Work

Everyone has bad days at work. If you love, or at least like your job, the bad days aren’t many. But most, because most jobs involve people, including yourself, who…Read more

Why Lack of Managerial Courage Ruins Everything

How many times have you been in a situation, where you knew things were going to go badly, yet no one had the guts to tell the person in charge?…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

The Hidden Cause of the Congressional Stalemate

There's a little talked about phenomenon that has been adversely affecting our country's politics in ways that most people don't even realize. It's the way the Congressional Calendar changed where…Read more

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    Maximize Your Distraction: 3 Criteria for Wasting Time on the Web

Maximize Your Distraction: 3 Criteria for Wasting Time on the Web

I've issued an edict, for myself: I'm going to stop wasting time on Facebook and start wasting time on Pinterest. Here's why: trolling Facebook does nothing for me, but trolling…Read more

Three Situations That Call For a Red Team

What if you had a team of people whose sole job was to find fault with your thinking? It's called a Red Team. Used by the CIA, IBM, the Army,…Read more

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    Lastest Forbes Article- Is Your Sales Force Mediocre? Five Questions for Leaders

Lastest Forbes Article- Is Your Sales Force Mediocre? Five Questions for Leaders

Peter Drucker once said, “Profit is not the purpose of a business, it’s the test of its validity.” If I were to ask your sales team, “What’s the purpose of your organization?”…Read more

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Lisa's Blog: Life on Purpose

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

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