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What Happens If No One Needs Health Insurance?

Why do you go to work? If you ask most people, they’ll say, I need the money.  But the answer expands a bit if you ask people who work for a large company, or the government.  Dig a little deeper and you’ll find many people work for big organizations.

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Reset Your Gratitude Button From the Center Seat in Coach

The man next to me in 38C is frustrated because the flight from Boston has been delayed by 2 hours. He’s got an aisle seat, and a drink in his hand, but he’s still very annoyed. Meanwhile, I’m in the center seat, between two big guys who are taking.

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Is Change Hard? Or Do Leaders Make it Harder?

Traditional thinking tells us people don’t like change. But if that were true, no one would ever get married or have a baby.  Or move, or go to college, or change jobs, or the myriad of other changes we humans regularly impose on ourselves. People make huge sweeping changes.

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Taking advice? Consider the source.

She loved making cards.  For her, they were a work of art.  She started out making them for friends and family.  Beautiful creations of paper, ribbon, tissue, and anything else she could find.  People swooned over her cards.  She loved watching the look on someone’s face when they opened.

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Why Data Presentations are Terrible and How to Fix It

Imagine you’re at a conference, and you have to choose between two programs for your afternoon session.  Both presenters are experts in your field.  One presenter has gathered a huge body of data and will be presenting it all in a long PowerPoint. The other presenter has amassed a.

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The Micro Adjustments We Make That Exhaust Us

Do you change yourself to try to fit in?  Or do you try to change the culture, to make it more inclusive for people like you? It’s a question for everyone who has ever been in the minority at work. Consider this scenario: Imagine a man walking into his.

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3 Not So Romantic Reasons Long Marriages Last

Friends of mine recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. While you can never really be inside someone else’s marriage, this couple seems happy. Not gushing PDA besotted. But during the entire time I’ve know them, they always smile when they say the other person’s name. That’s the “tell.” Pay.

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Why a Good Enough Job Can Derail Your Career

She loved the idea of the job. She loved the idea of the company. But from day one, she struggled to stay excited. One day she realized, the best part of this job is telling people I have it. My daughter’s friend had scored an impressive job with a.

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Why Your Great Systems Cause You to Fail, Eventually

What if the systems that made you successful wind up being the very systems that cause you to fail? Consider the case of Pete. When he took over as CEO of a fast growth firm, things had been unraveling for a while. Revenue had grown, fast, but their systems.

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Why Refer a friend doesn’t work, and what to do instead

“If you enjoyed your experience, refer a friend and we’ll give you half off your next order.” It’s a common offer. In this case it came from the car wash. I’ve gotten similar offers from my dentist, a home contractor, the make up store, a video conferencing service and.

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