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

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

Why We Wait, Before Giving It Our Best

I’m willing to do it, but I’m not sure he is. It’s the biggest obstacle to making a positive change.  We want to know, for sure, that the other guy…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

Why Redundant Paperwork is Ruining Everything

How many forms did you have to fill out the last time you went to the doctor? Was it fun? Why is it that Kroger knows what kind of conditioner…Read more

How to Navigate the Blurry Years of Work and Life

  The lines between work and home may be blurred, but make no mistake, the skills and mindset required in each venue remain distinctly different.   I've worked for myself,…Read more

Three Situations That Call For a Red Team

What if you had a team of people whose sole job was to find fault with your thinking? It's called a Red Team. Used by the CIA, IBM, the Army,…Read more

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    The Horrible Thing That Happens When Systems Sabotage People

The Horrible Thing That Happens When Systems Sabotage People

Which is more important, computers or people? Anyone with brains would say people. But you wouldn’t know it from the way many businesses are structured. A client of mine just…Read more

Why Moving the Needle Matters More Than You Think

We all want to solve the big problem. We want to be the one who creates the breakthrough, who upends the paradigm, who stops or starts “it” once and for…Read more

3 Ways to Break Out Of the Gerbil Syndrome

Do you ever feel like your life has become a series of frantic short-term interactions? Demands and distractions come in by the nanosecond – beeping and clicking at you from…Read more

Why Southwest is Beating the Competition

When was the last time an airline employee gave you enthusiastic service? Compare and contrast these two stories to see how senior leadership affects employee commitment: Last year, I lost…Read more

4 Ways to Make Travel Less Awful

Growing up, I always dreamed about having a job that involved travel, more specifically air travel. My family didn’t have a lot of money, so our vacations were limited to…Read more

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    How Biz Blab and Manipulative Language Erodes the Nobility of Sales (and why we have to stop it)

How Biz Blab and Manipulative Language Erodes the Nobility of Sales (and why we have to stop it)

What does the phrase “state of the art” mean to you? How about “third generation?” Does that get you jazzed? Probably not. Yet this is the kind of meaningless language…Read more

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    The Power of Uncertainty: How to become the most persuasive person in the room

The Power of Uncertainty: How to become the most persuasive person in the room

We know who they are. They’re the people who have such charisma and persuasiveness that their ideas get supported, their programs get funded, and they immediately engage friends, customers and colleagues…Read more

Why Working At Home Isn’t The Problem Or The Solution

People often ask me how I can work from home. They say, “I’d be so distracted. I would have a hard time not watching TV or doing the laundry.”  …Read more

Does Hating Rich People Make You Broke?

Quick, if you saw a Rolls Royce on the side of the road and a guy in a suit standing next to it staring at his flat tire, what pops…Read more

Why Looks Matter More Than You Think

Can bad facial expressions cost you your job? Maybe.  And what’s worse, you might not even be aware of it. Image expert Janice Hurley-Trailor says “ Many people have no idea…Read more

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Why We Get Frantic, Then Burnout

How many times have you worked like a fiend on something and then found yourself so burned out you couldn’t bear to even look at it again? You’re not alone.…Read more

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