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Find Grace in the Moment

Ten years ago, I had an ‘aha’ that helped me become happier, and more effective at work. It happened when I was in Chicago to run a seminar. From the…Read more

Our Black Ancestry: A Personal Story

When my friend Diana told me about her family legacy, I was stunned. But no more stunned than when she discovered it herself. Here, in her own words, is Diana…Read more

Leadership Lessons from Monica Lewinsky

Leaders aren’t ruined by their mistakes. They’re ruined by their response to their mistakes. Monica Lewinsky’s recent TED talk, “The Price of Shame” illustrates how the right words with the…Read more

Why the Story of Your Job Becomes the Story of Your Life

When someone asks you what you do for a living, how do you answer?  And equally, or perhaps even more important, what does your face look like? Compare and contrast…Read more

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    Three Ways to Keep the Quest for the Best from Shortchanging Happiness

Three Ways to Keep the Quest for the Best from Shortchanging Happiness

Do you remember the first time you flew on an airplane? How about the first time you had ice cream? Or went to a fancy restaurant? Chances are, you were…Read more

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    Why the “My Job is Harder” Fight isn’t a Battle You Want to Win

Why the “My Job is Harder” Fight isn’t a Battle You Want to Win

There’s a human tendency to feel like you’re pulling more than your fair share of the weight. That’s because we only experience the hardships of our own reality. We don’t…Read more

Why it’s Worth Learning to Manage Your Face

A friend of mine owns a bakery and café.  Her cupcakes are scrumptious, her Caprese sandwich melts in your mouth.  Clients drive miles for one of her macaroons. Her baked…Read more

Why Words Matter and How to Choose the Right Ones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Whoever said that probably never had a parent call them stupid.  They probably also never knew the…Read more

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    Why Giving Everyone a Trophy Sets Us Up for Failure at Work, and Life

Why Giving Everyone a Trophy Sets Us Up for Failure at Work, and Life

Giving away meaningless trophies doesn’t inspire anyone to new heights of improved performance.  Nor does it build self-esteem. The token trophy movement that started in peewee soccer is having a…Read more

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    Why Work-Life Balance Is a Flawed Concept, And What to Do Instead

Why Work-Life Balance Is a Flawed Concept, And What to Do Instead

Work life balance is a flawed concept.  I don’t know a single successful person who feels like they have mastered the equation.  Yet the myth of the perfectly balanced life…Read more

Why Exaggerating Your Stories Is Good for Everyone, Mostly

Some people are born storytellers. Other people struggle to hold your attention. The difference between a boring story and an interesting one usually boils down to three things: emotions, embellishment,…Read more

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    How the Story about the Lady and the Baskets Made Me a Better Spouse

How the Story about the Lady and the Baskets Made Me a Better Spouse

My friend who is a divorce lawyer says, “Most marriage failures are not the result of infidelity, substance abuse or in-laws. Most marriage failures are the result of selfishness.” When…Read more

The Airplane Experiment: Role Reversal Gone Awry

Wouldn’t it be great if your boss had to spend a week doing your job?  Or your spouse had to take care of your jobs? When you’re feeling low, it’s…Read more

Three Ways to Deal with the Poison Person

Is your husband’s boss ruining your marriage? It’s simply stunning at how one negative person can seep into the lives of so many others. Their prickly tentacles insert themselves into…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

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

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  • Leadership Lessons From Monica Lewinsky


    In 22 short minutes Lewinsky transforms public perception, moving from a woman who was once narrowly defined by a youthful mistake to emerge as a commanding leader of a Noble cause. As someone who coa … … Read more

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The Big Problem with Optimists

I confess. I’m an optimist. I’m one of those people who always look on the bright side and believe that a good attitude can turn around even the most miserable…Read more

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