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    Three Ways to Keep the Quest for the Best from Shortchanging Happiness

Three Ways to Keep the Quest for the Best from Shortchanging Happiness

Do you remember the first time you flew on an airplane? How about the first time you had ice cream? Or went to a fancy restaurant? Chances are, you were…Read more

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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

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    How to Reinvent Yourself When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Planned

How to Reinvent Yourself When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Planned

We’ve all been there, or at least many of us have. You have a foolproof business plan; you put in the time, money and mountain of work to make it…Read more

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    How Noble Purpose Creates a High Performance Sales Culture (as seen on Forbes.com)

How Noble Purpose Creates a High Performance Sales Culture (as seen on Forbes.com)

What does your leadership team talk about in meetings? Do they spend the majority of their time discussing sales results or customer outcomes? If the preponderance of your team’s internal…Read more

Two Stupid Time Sucks That Shouldn’t Be Happening

When is it OK to interrupt someone who is sharing information that you don’t need? Yes, this is going to be a rant. I recently had the agonizing experience of…Read more

Why We Trust Strangers More than Our Friends

Humans are trusting creatures, sort of. In the collective sense, our society runs on trust. I'm often stunned by how often we place our very lives in the hands of…Read more

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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    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 Mistake People Make When They Negotiate

We were selling our house. The buyers wanted to play hardball negotiation. We had agreed on a price, but they wanted us to throw in lots of extras, furniture, the…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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    How to Turn Adversaries into Allies without Manipulation or Coercion

How to Turn Adversaries into Allies without Manipulation or Coercion

Do you have “Ultimate Influence?” Are you able to get other people excited about your ideas?  Can you convince your kids to do their chores without constant reminding?  Are you…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 Intentions Are More Fun Than Resolutions

This is the point when it all starts to slide.  It’s that wicked time of year when good intentions hit real life. Your New Year’s resolve to – lose weight,…Read more

Why Comprise Is A Flawed Model

What if everything we’ve been told bout compromise is wrong? During the 2004 election - I was part of two groups in my community. One was conservative, the other was…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

Are Your Greatest Strengths Holding You Back?

I like to talk. A lot. My talkativeness has won me business, forged friendships, and been the bedrock of my career. My talkativeness has also made me overbearing, ruined relationships,…Read more

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Three Big Mistakes That Ruin Good Projects

Where do you start a painting project?  Or any type of project? I was refinishing some furniture recently, and found myself thinking about the three classic mistakes that people make…Read more

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