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How Fear Flatlines Performance

Fear has a chilling effect on our ability to engage. It ignites the most primal, self-serving part of our brains. When your brain has been hijacked by fear, your personal short-term interests trump everything else. You’re not able to connect with the person on the other side of the.

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How to Keep Your Head When Others are Panicking

The future is always uncertain. On some days this reality is more present than others. You’re coasting along, thinking you’re in control. Then bam, outside events remind you, there are no guarantees when it comes to your money or even your health. Like most people, I well remember the.

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Finding Grace in a Bathroom Stall

I arrived at the Dallas airport after midnight.  It was 1 a.m. before I got to the hotel.  The desk clerk couldn’t find the training manuals I’d shipped ahead.  Digging through boxes in the shipping department took another thirty minutes.  Sure enough my boxes were there, but no one.

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Two Reasons People Panic at Work and How to Stop Doing That

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately the natural response is the very worst path for a leader. Here’s how it usually plays out. The numbers look bad, leaders try to rectify.

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