Top Performers Know: Your Peers are Allies, Not Your Competition

I was talking to one of my friends over the weekend who went to an Ivy League Business school. She told me, “On the first day, our professor told us to look around the room. He said: These are the people you will work for, the people who will.

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Cooperation vs. Compromise: How High Performers Handle High Stakes Conversations

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” When opposing ideas clash, it’s tempting to believe that comprise is the answer..

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Why Being on Time is a Big Deal

How long is 5 minutes? It depends.  If you’re the one rushing to make a meeting, 5 minutes flies by.  If you’re the one who showed up on time, and you’re waiting for someone else to arrive, 5 minutes is a really long time. Every organization has timeliness standards..

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A Love Letter for America: Please Come Home

Are you as frustrated with politics as I am?  As a nation, we’re more divided and mistrustful of each other than I’ve ever seen in my adult lifetime. I’m going to go ahead and say it: I want to fall back in love with my country. I confess I’m.

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The Two Rewards of Low-Cost High-Gain Favors

Could you do me a favor?  It’s a common phrase, but it’s packed with meaning. Most of us like to do favors.  But we’re often uncomfortable asking for favors. I had to ask a favor recently, from someone I didn’t know.  It got me thinking about how asking and.

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