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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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Say Something Nice

Remember that line we used to hear as kids (or you still hear it) – “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”? Well, instead of going around mute, why not search out or notice something great about the people in your lives. Notice their abilities, their passions and how they show … Continue reading

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What Is Your Reality Show?

The airwaves are filled with reality shows – from jungle survival to bad behavior in group houses to poorly behaving entitled housewives. If these shows are even remotely authentic, then most of them show how out of control the characters’ lives seem to be; they focus on conflict, strife and challenge instead of optimism, an … Continue reading

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Time Is The Present

‘Twas the week before Christmas, no space in the lot, Spent driving around, just searching for that spot, To park, to start shopping, to find those great things For family and friends; something clever to bring.   The lines were crazy, they went right out the door. The people were grumpy, mean and shoved all … Continue reading

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Young or Old – Don’t Wait To Live Your Greatness

Greatness has nothing to do with age. We don’t acquire it over time; we already have it. What takes time is to discover, develop and live it. And since we have it on day one, what would it take to discover, develop and live it sooner so that it better guides our lives and decisions? This is important for … Continue reading

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How To Land On Your Feet

Sometimes life seems to be too much. Relationships fall apart. Health fails. Companies close and you lose a job. Your political party loses an election. You don’t get into your first choice of college. You think your life is over. You don’t know how you can go on. Life seems so unfair. Actually, life just … Continue reading

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Push Your Limits

Sometimes you choose to test your limits; sometimes life tests them for you. You choose to test your limits when you volunteer for a project that will require the best in you, face your fear and ride a wave, jump from a plane or go mountain climbing, leave home to study for a year in a foreign country, train … Continue reading

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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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