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Making Bold Decisions: How to Let Go of Sunk Costs

“We’ve already spent the money.” This single phrase is responsible for more bad decisions than almost any other. Whether it’s millions on an IT project or $100 for concert tickets, once we part with cash, we become invested in sticking with our decision. Several years ago, I ordered a.

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The Power of Focus: How to Make Your Mind Less Distractible

I signed up for the online course weeks in advance. When I submitted my credit card I was excited to be making an investment in myself. The day of the course, I logged in on time. I’d cleared my calendar and was looking forward to the program. The facilitator.

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Stop Saying People “Don’t Want to Work” … They Just Don’t Want to Work for *You*

Job openings have hit a record high. There’s energy in the market; the flood of new positions in aviation, hospitality, and tech are contributing to a collective buzz. Yet for many organizations, filling positions is becoming increasingly challenging. From American Airlines canceling flights, citing a labor shortage, to Applebee’s offering free food to anyone willing.

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How to Start Strong with a New Boss

The talent landscape is in a major flux; niche industries are growing rapidly, people are changing jobs, and many companies are going through re-orgs. Getting a new boss, even if you’re not in a new role, can be a nerve-racking experience. You want to make a good impression and.

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What Managers Can Do to Combat ‘The Great Resignation’

A swirl of news stories about ‘The Great Resignation’ has put employee retention in the leadership spotlight. 1 in 4 workers is considering quitting their job after the pandemic.   I’ve seen the fear in our consulting practice, too;  Our clients are deeply worried about retaining their talent as the.

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How to Make Work Fun Again

When was the last time you laughed at work? No, not a polite ‘haha’ response to a cringey joke. Not that maniacal laugh either, you know, the kind of crazy howl you do alone when everything is going wrong. I’m talking about a deep belly laugh, with your coworkers..

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Should You Quit? How to Know When It’s Time to Go

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that as the pandemic cloud lifts, the percentage of Americans leaving their employer for new opportunities is at the highest level in more than two decades. Many high performers are taking a long look at post-pandemic life. The last year.

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How Purpose-Driven Leaders Handle Two Kinds of Mistakes

Most leaders recognize, your team is going to make mistakes. The challenge is, all mistakes are not equal. There’s a big difference between errors of apathy and errors of enthusiasm. Errors of apathy are the kind of mistakes that happen when no one feels responsible, so everyone just passes.

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How to Get Over Your Weirdness About Making Money

People often assume that because I talk about Noble Purpose, I don’t care about money. Nothing could be further from the truth. I care very deeply about money, because I understand the impact it has on our lives.  Backstory: I’ve been broke – like bankruptcy level broke – so.

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4 Signs of a Toxic (Remote) Culture

The traditional signs of a toxic in-person culture are fairly obvious: long faces, snide remarks, groups of people huddled around the water cooler, who immediately stop speaking when the boss walks in. In the current virtual world, toxicity is harder to pick up on. It sits beneath the surface.

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