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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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    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

RainToday – When You Put Customers First, Success Follows

Do you want to be number 1, or do you want to help your customers? It might be both, but to become number 1 you have to put customers first,…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

Selling with Noble Purpose reviewed on ChangingMinds.org

A special thank you to Dave Straker the founder of ChangingMinds.org, for his wonderful review of Selling with Noble Purpose. http://changingminds.org/books/book_reviews/selling_noble_purpose.htm ChangingMinds is the largest site in the world on…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

Innovative Service Lessons from a Master Griller

Innovative Service Lessons from a Master Griller My son, Bilijack, is a world class griller. More than a hobby, he refers to himself as a grill snob...as in, an expert…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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