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Guilty Volunteer Please Put Your Hand Down

Are you a guilty volunteer? A guilty volunteer is someone who can’t say no, but then resents saying yes. For example, if the emails say, “We need helpers for field…Read more

Why Business is a Force for Good, Yes Really

Cut to the evil businessman cackling as he counts his coins while his workers slave away in the salt mines, giving their lifeblood for his riches.  We all know the…Read more

Are You a Boiled Frog? Or an Evolved Human?

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately leap out. But if you put a frog in cool water and gradually turn up the…Read more

Why Carrot-and-Stick Motivation No Longer Works

How do you motivate people? You don’t. A leader’s job is to create the conditions whereby a motivated person can excel. It’s counterintuitive because leaders have typically been told that…Read more

Why the Arc of the Universe Bends Towards Better

Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Race relations are struggling, children are being murdered, and even beloved cultural icons are tumbling. It seems like the world is…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

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    The Biggest Difference between Success and Mediocrity for Teachers and Leaders

The Biggest Difference between Success and Mediocrity for Teachers and Leaders

Do you remember your most horrible teacher? What about your worst boss?  You can probably still hear their words in your head. I have vivid memories of my sixth grade…Read more

How to Get More Done and Be Happier

For many years, I worked for a crazy person.  Her name is Lisa, and for a decade she was the worst boss I ever had. I confess; I’m a recovering…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

Mason Myers – Guest Post

A special thank you to Mason Myers, General Partner of Greybull Stewardship for his comments regarding my recent presentation to the Murphy Financial Group. Please click here to see the details!…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

Why I Believe in Noble Purpose (as seen on Forbes.com)

It’s the key question every leader needs to ask:  Do you have a “Noble Purpose?”  Or do you just sell stuff? The answer is directly linked to profitability. I created…Read more

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    What To Do When Your Friend’s Father Dies, And Other Life Crises

What To Do When Your Friend’s Father Dies, And Other Life Crises

Janet Reno runs a great funeral. How do I know this? Because Former US Attorney General Reno was a college chum of my father’s cousin.  When my father’s cousin’s husband…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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    The Surprising Thing about People That Shouldn’t Be Surprising

The Surprising Thing about People That Shouldn’t Be Surprising

Why are we always so surprised when people are nice? During the recent Atlanta snow debacle commuters found themselves stranded on the highway, some were stuck there all night. Upon…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

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    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 … http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaearlemcleod/2015/03/22/leadership-lessons-from-monica-lewinsky/

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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

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