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    Are You Proud of Your Job? Or Are You Eager to Make Money? Or Perhaps Both?

Are You Proud of Your Job? Or Are You Eager to Make Money? Or Perhaps Both?

As someone who studies human motivation, here’s what I have observed, when people talk about striving for a bonus, or driving company earnings, they tend to look eager, and frankly…Read more

Share If You Agree: 5 tips for Netiquette

Remember when everyone said email was going to save us so much time?  How’s that working out for you? Progress comes with its price. The printing press spawned junk mail. …Read more

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    Three Things That Will Endear You to Your Family and Friends

Three Things That Will Endear You to Your Family and Friends

I lost my Dad, Jay Earle, last week after a 6-month battle with cancer. Regular readers know my father’s stories: The skinny 1950s teen who played sax in a dance band…Read more

How to be Persuasive in an ADD World

Everyone wants to influence and persuade. Worthy causes want to attract donors and volunteers. Marketers want you to buy their products. Teachers must persuade students to put their time and…Read more

Lose the Drama, Take the Coaching

Have you ever watched one of those TV shows where people get advice from an expert?  It’s an odd dynamic, people go on the shows for help, but when the…Read more

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    Pre-decision making: How to Make Better Decisions under Stress

Pre-decision making: How to Make Better Decisions under Stress

A critical decision is one that shapes your future, things that affect your career, your relationships, and your reputation. We often agonize over non-critical decisions. Deciding what kind of car…Read more

5 Steps for Creating a Noble Purpose Organization

When our firm first introduced Noble Purpose, we had a concept, but we weren’t very systematic in our methodology. It was more hit or miss, getting by where we could…Read more

Why People Don’t Say What Needs to Be Said

Last year I was working with the CEO of a pharmaceutical firm that specialized in allergy medicine. He’d just joined the company and was preparing for his first big town…Read more

The Big Problem with Optimists

I confess. I’m an optimist. I’m one of those people who always look on the bright side and believe that a good attitude can turn around even the most miserable…Read more

The Moment I Decided I Was in Love with Capitalism

I was in China a few years ago with my oldest daughter.  We were slightly off the beaten path walking through a village situated amongst several canals. Keep in mind…Read more

What the Big Airplane Decision Reveals About Your Job

There’s a moment on every airplane when you make a decision. It’s not a life changing decision, but it’s a decision nonetheless. It’s the moment when you decide - Am…Read more

Find Grace in the Moment

Ten years ago, I had an ‘aha’ that helped me become happier, and more effective at work. It happened when I was in Chicago to run a seminar. From the…Read more

How to Solve the I Hate My Job Problem

Fifty-five percent of employees are disengaged. Eight years ago, I got a glimpse of how to solve this problem. It happened by accident. A large pharmaceutical firm hired me and…Read more

What’s the Matter with Work?

When I was kid growing up, I saw work in a very particular way. A lot of it stems from visiting my Dad at work, when I was six or…Read more

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    Why Your Backstory Matters: The case of the boring accountant

Why Your Backstory Matters: The case of the boring accountant

Have you ever listened to a boring accountant? Not to be dismissive of entire professions, but some groups have a reputation for being less than stellar storytellers.  Full disclosure, my…Read more

Our Black Ancestry: A Personal Story

When my friend Diana told me about her family legacy, I was stunned. But no more stunned than when she discovered it herself. Here, in her own words, is Diana…Read more

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Are You Proud of Your Job? Or Are You Eager to Make Money? Or Perhaps Both?

As someone who studies human motivation, here’s what I have observed, when people talk about striving for a bonus, or driving company earnings, they tend to look eager, and frankly…Read more

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