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When to Offer Advice and When to Shut Up

Have you ever gone into a new job or role and immediately seen areas for improvement? One of my clients changed jobs recently.  He was heavily recruited by his new employer because the CEO wanted to make changes.  My client, I’ll call him Jim, was the perfect guy for.

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Are You Being Cheap with Yourself?

How much time and money would you spend to become a better person? One of the fundamental differences between successful people and unsuccessful people is their willingness to invest in themselves. I’m using the word successful holistically to mean people who are happy and high functioning in their chosen.

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What’s Your Emotional Wake?

When we assess people at work, we typically look at their work product.  Do they produce what they’re supposed to?  What’s the quality?  Yet there’s another component that’s equally important, what impact do people have on the rest of the team? I’m working with a senior leadership team facing.

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Comparison: Does it Help You? Or Hurt You?

Humans have been called the comparing creatures. Our brains are hardwired to compare ourselves to others, and assess how we stack up. It’s how the human race evolves. We build on the accomplishments of others. Can you imagine one lioness looking at another lioness wondering, “How does she get.

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Do Emotions Matter at Work?

Which is more important, systems or emotion? Recently, I was working with the senior team of a mid-size firm that was struggling.  They wanted to stand out, but they were often regarded as a transactional non-differentiated organization.  Their processes needed improvement.  Worked bogged down in various places inside the.

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How to Galvanize Your Team When Times are Tough

Welcome to the new normal.  We’re adding jobs daily, but most people are still miserable at work.  Workplace study data confirms what leaders are experiencing: work is harder, over half of all employees are disengaged and many people actively hate their jobs. In the old days leaders could rally.

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What Does Your Boss Need?

Do you do what your boss asks for? Or do you figure out what your boss really needs? One of the best lessons I ever learned about “boss management” came from my father, who told me, “I learned early on, seeing things from my boss’s perspective changes everything.” My.

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How to Scale the Founder Mindset

We know their stories: Sarah Blakely cutting out the feet of her panty hose, showing the Neiman’s buyer in the bathroom.  Then getting her now world famous produt SPANX on Oprah. Daymon John serving shrimp and biscuits at Red Lobster during the day while sewing wool caps at night.

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How to Rock Your First Day at Work

Congratulations, you got the job!  Now it’s time for you to actually start working. A first day at a new job can feel like drinking from a fire hose, new names, tons of products, systems, policies, etc.  Depending on your company, you might spend your first day in a.

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What To Do When Your Boss Belittles You

It feels like a gut punch. Has this ever happened to you?  You think the meeting is going great.  You’re confident about your presentation.  Then, right in front of everyone your boss says, “That’s a terrible idea, what were you thinking, are you a fool?” Or maybe it’s not.

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