Personal Development

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Is Screen Time Improving Your Relationships?

In our click, tweet, screen culture, it’s easy to say that we’ve become dehumanized. For many organizations, customers and people are treated like a number in the virtual queue. The problem is not the technology. One need look no further than Facebook to see how the right technology can.

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You Should Be Dancing, Yeah: At Work

How often do you hit the wall? It’s 3 o’clock (or 10 o’clock), you haven’t finished half of what you need to accomplish, but fatigue is hitting you like a ton of bricks. For me, it’s feels like a wave of exhaustion washing over my entire body. I notice.

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How to Avoid Being Average

Do you want to achieve more success? Or do you want to improve your leadership abilities? It’s a nuanced, and important question. When we want to advance our career, our first instinct is to focus on achievement, accomplishing certain milestones like pulling off the big deal, launching the new.

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Winners Can Be Surprised, but Losers Should Not Be

Have you ever faced public humiliation? I have. Years ago I was up for a promotion; I knew that one of my peers was also being considered. I lost. My boss at the time had the good grace to call me into his office, late in the day, and.

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Buy a Lighted Tractor: Four Business Rules From a Winemaker

Wine is glamorous.  But winemaking?  Not so much. I recently interviewed Susan Wingo Kiers, owner of Ox-Eye Vineyards, a Virginia farm winery in the Shenandoah Valley.  Susan and her husband John Kiers purchased a 100-acre farm in 1996 for the purpose of growing grapes.  Now, after twenty years of.

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How I Used Leadership Books to Raise Toddlers

Have you ever been faced with a challenge that you don’t know how to handle? Were you ever in a situation where you felt overwhelmed and unprepared? We’ve all been there. My instinct in these situations is to reach for a book. Nowadays it might also be a YouTube.

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Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything.

How do you respond when someone offers you a suggestion? Consider this scenario.  Imagine you just gave a presentation.  Afterwards, your boss says, “It was good, but you included too much detail, next time make it crisper.” How do you react?  Do you feel the need to explain why.

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Do Your Pronouns Reveal You as a Giver, or Taker?

Have you ever tried to persuade a group to take action? How do you approach the situation?  Do you convince people by telling them why you believe your recommendations are the right move?  Do you try to get them engaged in your story? How often do you say, I.

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The Nobility of Business Owners

Why do you go to work?  For many people work is a means to an end.  They work because they want/need a paycheck. But ask an entrepreneur why they chose their profession, and you’ll find a story about love and passion, the story also usually involves exhaustion. Let’s face.

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3 Reasons People Quit That Have Nothing To Do With Money

In a recent study, 89% of employers assume that their employees leave for more money elsewhere.  But in reality, studies from Gallup and the Incentive Research Foundation reveal only 12% of employees actually earn more from their next company. In my experience, people become demotivated first. The decision to.

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