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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

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

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    Gen Buy: Why Millennials Consider an Iphone A Basic Human Right

Gen Buy: Why Millennials Consider an Iphone A Basic Human Right

What dictates your spending? Your current economic circumstances? Or the lifestyle in which you were raised? I grew up as the eldest of four kids in a house that only…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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    Why Trying To Be Liked Is The Death Knell For Happiness And Success

Why Trying To Be Liked Is The Death Knell For Happiness And Success

Do you want to be liked? Most of us do. But wanting to be liked by everyone can have a chilling effect on your happiness and success. I don’t buy…Read more

Why Bosses And Teachers Have So Much Power Over Families

We talk about you at dinner. Almost every night, our spouse or child gives us a recap of your day. We hear about your moods, what you said or did,…Read more

3 Big Fears

Humans are complicated. We have physical fears, like being afraid of fire ants or going bungee jumping. We may over exaggerate these fears, but they’re based on a semi logical…Read more

Why the Boss/Employee Relationship Still Matters

How many bosses have made a difference in your life? You probably remember your very best, and your very worst, bosses. What was the difference between the two? It’s interesting,…Read more

Why Most Bosses Are Self-Absorbed and How Not To Be a Jerk

Who was the best boss you ever had? What made him or her so good? Popeye’s CEO Cheryl Bachelder likes to pose that question. In a recent interview Bachelder said, “I…Read more

Why Compromise Never Works (and What to Do Instead)

What if everything you thought you knew about compromise was wrong? We’ve long been told that “good” people to meet in the middle. Refusal to compromise is widely considered to…Read more

Are You Listening to The Wrong Feedback?

All feedback is not valid. A big problem with feedback is that we often listen to the wrong sources. For example, my friend Julie felt called to make handmade cards.…Read more

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    Why Understanding the Back Story Helps You Solve the Problem

Why Understanding the Back Story Helps You Solve the Problem

Whose photo would you rather see on the news, the killer or the hero? Should we be deconstructing the life of a murderer? Or honoring the lives of the heroes?…Read more

3 Things Successful, Happy People do Differently

I have a ringside seat to the success and failures of others. As an executive coach, I share in the triumphs and challenges of my clients. One of things I’m…Read more

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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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