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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

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

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Why Beauty Matters at Work, And Not in the Way You Might Think

One of my clients is remodeling their offices.  Employees have to walk through construction everyday, and it’s having a chilling effect on morale.  When deciding how to manage the construction…Read more

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