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Time to Ditch the Friends?

I remember the moment when I almost crossed it off my list. Upon reflection, I’m really glad I didn’t. At the time, I had no idea that my happiness and success depended upon that one single item I had hastily written out on my yellow pad. The word I.

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The Reckoning of the Red Boots

It started with the red suede boots. It could have just as easily been a nice office or a fancy car. The feeling was the same, those nice things are for other people, they’re not for me. In this case, the red suede boots were the tipping point for.

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Great Collaborators Do These 4 Things

Collaboration is at the center of high performing teams. Yet it doesn’t always come naturally. People come to work with strong opinions, different working styles, and a lot of emotions. And if you work from home, coming together as a team can be even tougher. If you’re a leader.

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Should You Tattle on Your Colleague?

If you see a peer messing up, it can be hard to know what to do. Should you call them on it? Act like you didn’t notice?  Tell your boss? When you’re dialed into the purpose of your work and are deeply connected to the impact you have, mistakes,.

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The Only Two Goals We Should be Setting for School This Year

Imagine spending all day staring at someone yammer on about something irrelevant, boring and difficult. Now imagine doing it on Zoom.  I’m not talking about your job; I’m talking about the way our kids are experiencing school. It’s time to admit that the way we’re doing school isn’t working..

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How to Navigate Career Changes with Confidence

A pandemic, an economic downturn, and a reassessment of what really matters to us is resulting in a massive shifting of careers. Many are using this pandemic as an opportunity to pivot industries, learn new skills, or even start a business. Whether a big career change is by your.

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How to Maximize Potential: Addressing the Confidence Gap

Organizations are filled with untapped potential, undermined by the thousands of small slights that erode the confidence of anyone who doesn’t “fit in.” This is costly to everyone because when people aren’t confident, they’re not fully present and they don’t contribute as well as they could. Why confidence erodes.

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How to Do Your Part in Saving Small Businesses

More than 100,000 US small businesses have shuttered since the onset of the pandemic in March. As the threat of more closures piles on, we’re becoming more conscious of our spending habits. Many of us, including me, are asking, how can I support small and local business owners? It’s.

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What Disrupters Do Differently: 3 Ways to Drive (Fast) Innovation

How well do you actually know your customers? You likely have their purchasing data and demographic information, but do you truly understand their hopes and dreams? The current crisis is revealing the stark difference between true customer intimacy – a deep-seated knowledge of the customer’s thoughts, needs, challenges and.

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How to Avoid Alienating Customers When You Really Need the Sale

As organizations rush to make up for unprecedented declines in revenue during the pandemic, they’re keenly focused on shoring up their sales pipeline. Yet in their haste, businesses are at risk for alienating the very customers they need if their sales team takes the wrong approach.  Here are three.

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