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Don’t Pursue Happiness, Choose Something More Nuanced

Viktor Frankl once said: It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness. As humans, we tend to pursue outcomes. Yet often what we really desire is experiences that…Read more

Three Secrets for Increasing Your Happiness by 20%

How many moments of your life are happy?  If you’re like most people your life is a mix of up and downs.  Happy moments, interspersed with lots of boring moments,…Read more

Don’t Tell High Ambition People to Relax

You need to chill out. Just relax; it’s no big deal. The above comments are intended to be comforting, but when you tell a high performer to calm down, it…Read more

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    A Noble Purpose Workshop Brings Out the Beast, and the Best in People

A Noble Purpose Workshop Brings Out the Beast, and the Best in People

What would happen if your organization didn’t exist? If you closed your doors tomorrow, would the world miss you? That’s the first question we ask when we run a Noble…Read more

Over a Million Eyeballs and They’re Not All Happy

It’s a fundamental question: Do you want the generations who follow you to have it better than you did? Last week, I posted a piece on LinkedIn: Why Millennials Keep…Read more

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    Is Your Job Making You Fat? Three Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Is Your Job Making You Fat? Three Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Are you finding there’s a little more of you to love lately? If you’re a little heftier than you used to be, the real culprit might be stress. Stress can…Read more

Do You Have a Grand Challenge?

If you could wave a magic wand and solve one big world problem, what would it be? Perhaps you’re ready for a Grand Challenge. A Grand Challenge is more than…Read more

Ranger Up: How to Stop Being Wimpy

How do you motivate yourself in difficult situations? I learned a technique from my brother, Jim Earle, a former US Army Ranger to help pull it out of our gut…Read more

Is it Okay to Cry at Work?

Traditional wisdom has told us that emotions don’t belong at work. This idea isn’t just wrong; it’s insane. When was the last time you heard a CEO say, “I wish…Read more

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    Are You Proud of Your Job? Or Are You Eager to Make Money? Or Perhaps Both?

Are You Proud of Your Job? Or Are You Eager to Make Money? Or Perhaps Both?

As someone who studies human motivation, here’s what I have observed, when people talk about striving for a bonus, or driving company earnings, they tend to look eager, and frankly…Read more

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    Three Things That Will Endear You to Your Family and Friends

Three Things That Will Endear You to Your Family and Friends

I lost my Dad, Jay Earle, last week after a 6-month battle with cancer. Regular readers know my father’s stories: The skinny 1950s teen who played sax in a dance band…Read more

How to be Persuasive in an ADD World

Everyone wants to influence and persuade. Worthy causes want to attract donors and volunteers. Marketers want you to buy their products. Teachers must persuade students to put their time and…Read more

5 Steps for Creating a Noble Purpose Organization

When our firm first introduced Noble Purpose, we had a concept, but we weren’t very systematic in our methodology. It was more hit or miss, getting by where we could…Read more

Why People Don’t Say What Needs to Be Said

Last year I was working with the CEO of a pharmaceutical firm that specialized in allergy medicine. He’d just joined the company and was preparing for his first big town…Read more

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

The Moment I Decided I Was in Love with Capitalism

I was in China a few years ago with my oldest daughter.  We were slightly off the beaten path walking through a village situated amongst several canals. Keep in mind…Read more

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  • Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management
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Unpacking the Seemingly Intangible Qualities of Executive Presence

Have you ever walked into a meeting, looked around the table and immediately known who was in charge? It’s not their seat placement; it’s their presence. The best leaders exude…Read more

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