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How You and Your Kids Get Told What To Think – And How To Stop It

Studies show that when we band together we become a collective identity – a crowd, a herd, a mob. In the workplace we call it “groupthink.” We loose our ability to own our thoughts and take on the thinking and the behavior of others. We get pulled into acting and thinking like the loudest voice … Continue reading

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What Do You Choose To See?

Our life stories, experiences and events color our view of our world – they influence us to see things as black or white, good or bad, happy or sad – or do they have to? Continue reading

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Who Do You Know?

By connecting with people, we expand what we know and what we experience. Never underestimate the value of the people you meet – and what they could show you about you, your world, life or opportunities. Each of us has our story – of who we are and what we have been through. This creates information … Continue reading

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Show Up. Tune In. Pay Attention.

Everything we need to be successful in the next moment of life comes from what we learn from this moment. So, the more conscious, mindful, attentive and intentional we are to watching and learning from our world, the more we see opportunities and possibilities that allow us to soar. It’s the same for work or life. Information … Continue reading

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Every Day Leadership Through Every Day Actions

Mmm… leadership. What is it? A title? A job? An identity? An attitude? Let me offer a definition, inspired by this week’s podcast guest and leadership expert, Susan Mazza. Leadership is the ability to make a difference through your service to others by your everyday actions. Leadership is about making a difference – your difference – through … Continue reading

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Work With Fear, Not Against It

Each week we talk about greatness – about discovering our unique abilities and finding ways to use them to make a difference in life and work. But just because you know what makes you great – you know your talents, strengths and passions – doesn’t mean you can put them in action. What stops you … Continue reading

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Ask Great Questions

Here is a great question to use with anyone you meet or connect with, “What the best thing that has happened to you today?” This is a powerful playful question the appreciative inquiry expert Robyn Stratton-Berkessel shares in her TEDx Navesink talk. By asking this positivity-based question, several very important things happen: We connect and engage another. The mere … Continue reading

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Why Be Mean?

Someone says something you disagree with, so you insult them. Someone dresses or looks different – you make a derogatory comment. Someone cuts in front of you in a line and you call them a jerk. Why are we so mean? It’s because of our lizard brain and our social conditioning. Our lizard or lowest level brain is … Continue reading

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Tell Me About You

This past week I have been interviewing job candidates for my clients; they are looking to hire several people into new roles. I love to watch how people present themselves – in what they send in, on the phone and face-to-face. This is worthy of some comments, so here I go. It is important for us to … Continue reading

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Choose a Different Thought

You see someone that others have told you is a jerk so you share a negative comment about the person with your friends. Someone cuts you off on the highway – you think the person is inconsiderate so you speed ahead and cut the person off. Someone makes fun of something about you. You make … Continue reading

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