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Own Your Greatness

I study companies and the way they connect with their customers. Mostly I do it to understand the level of talent they need in their organization, but I still see their attitude about service. Most companies have a “good enough” instead of a “go beyond” service standard. Most companies play small – they don’t own their greatness. … 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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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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Life – It Doesn’t Have To Be A Struggle

We seem to always struggle. We struggle with bosses who don’t respect us or our work. We struggle with trying to get more things done each day than are humanly possible. We struggle trying to get our kids to do their homework, get into bed, get into the car and stop bothering their siblings. Struggle, … Continue reading

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Thank You, Maya Angelou

There are people who show up with wisdom and grace, who inspire us to see the larger view – the focus on greatness, possibility and opportunity. Maya Angelou, the amazing American author and poet, was one of these great people. Though many of us are saddened by her passing, we continue to find the joy … 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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Don’t Be Afraid of Life’s Tough Stuff

You break up with someone you care about. You don’t get into the your first choice college. You lose your job. Your friends don’t include you like they used to. You get sick. You say something stupid in front of others. Someone posts something unpopular about you in social media. Your parents get divorced. You … Continue reading

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