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    Unpacking the Seemingly Intangible Qualities of Executive Presence

Unpacking the Seemingly Intangible Qualities of Executive Presence

Have you ever walked into a meeting, looked around the table and immediately known who was in charge? It’s not their seat placement; it’s their presence. The best leaders exude…Read more

Why the Pursuit of Consistency Makes You Irrelevant

The team was concerned.  They were making an organizational change.  At the same time, they were under pressure to move into new markets.  People were anxious. They believed the internal…Read more

Don’t Pursue Happiness, Choose Something More Nuanced

Viktor Frankl once said: It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness. As humans, we tend to pursue outcomes. Yet often what we really desire is experiences that…Read more

Don’t Ask for Favors, do Favors

Do you ask your friends or clients for favors? This subject came up in a discussion with a group of consultants.  The specific question was:  Is it appropriate to ask…Read more

Three Secrets for Increasing Your Happiness by 20%

How many moments of your life are happy?  If you’re like most people your life is a mix of up and downs.  Happy moments, interspersed with lots of boring moments,…Read more

Why Keeping Emotion Out of the Workplace is a Terrible Idea

Professionalism often translates to lack of emotion. On the surface, it might not seem like being a professional would require you to stuff your emotions. Yet that’s exactly what many…Read more

Don’t Tell High Ambition People to Relax

You need to chill out. Just relax; it’s no big deal. The above comments are intended to be comforting, but when you tell a high performer to calm down, it…Read more

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    A Noble Purpose Workshop Brings Out the Beast, and the Best in People

A Noble Purpose Workshop Brings Out the Beast, and the Best in People

What would happen if your organization didn’t exist? If you closed your doors tomorrow, would the world miss you? That’s the first question we ask when we run a Noble…Read more

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    Negotiating: What we can learn from the ladies of The Bachelor

Negotiating: What we can learn from the ladies of The Bachelor

Most people don’t like to negotiate.  But almost everyone wants to be a better negotiator, if for no other reason, than people don’t want to overpay for a car or…Read more

Does Money Make People Work Harder?

She had that way of looking past you, as if she were hoping that someone better was coming along behind you.  Her entire demeanor said, “You madam, are a low…Read more

Beautiful Questions Versus Exhausting Questions

What kinds of questions are driving your life?  Are they beautiful questions, or exhausting questions? The poet and consultant Libby Wagner, who specializes in leadership language says, “A beautiful question…Read more

Change is Not the Problem, People Are

We’ve long been told, “Change is hard.”  The prevailing wisdom is that people don’t like to change. I was recently dealing with a leader who was trying to make organizational…Read more

If you really loved me, you would . . .

Her mother let her go to school with roaches in her book bag when she was seven.  Their home was entirely dysfunctional, people floating in and out, lots of weed…Read more

Over a Million Eyeballs and They’re Not All Happy

It’s a fundamental question: Do you want the generations who follow you to have it better than you did? Last week, I posted a piece on LinkedIn: Why Millennials Keep…Read more

Everything is not under control: That’s a good thing.

Do you even find yourself looking forward to that mythical time when your life is finally under control? Be careful what you wish for. Famed racecar driver Mario Andretti once…Read more

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    Is Your Job Making You Fat? Three Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Is Your Job Making You Fat? Three Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Are you finding there’s a little more of you to love lately? If you’re a little heftier than you used to be, the real culprit might be stress. Stress can…Read more

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Unpacking the Seemingly Intangible Qualities of Executive Presence

Have you ever walked into a meeting, looked around the table and immediately known who was in charge? It’s not their seat placement; it’s their presence. The best leaders exude…Read more

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