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The Secret to Working Smarter Revealed

Don’t work harder, work smarter. That phrase has been around so long it’s turned into a cliché. But what does it really mean? After all, aren’t you working as smart as you can when you’re working? How often do you say … Continue reading

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What a 4 Year Old Boy Taught Me About Motivation on New Year’s Day

Motivation shows up in the most unexpected places. Last Thursday, I decided to ring in the New Year by running in a 10K race. This was my first ever 10K.  In fact, as of last week, I’d only run in … Continue reading

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The #1 Reason Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail

What’s the fascination with New Year’s resolutions? People love them, for the same reason that sports fans love opening day: anything’s still possible. It’s a chance to start fresh: hope springs eternal. You can feel the excitement that comes with … Continue reading

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The Antidote to the Interruption Age

The information age is over. We’re now in the interruption age. Research shows that the amount of information we consume increases exponentially.  Think about this: In 2011, on a typical day, we consumed more than 174 newspapers worth of information–5x the amount … Continue reading

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The Reason Why “Showing Up Is 80% of Success”

Showing up is a key factor to success…maybe even 80% of it. Did you ever wonder why it’s so important? Success (unless you define success as being a star on your own Reality TV show) is based on your competence. … Continue reading

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Your Secret Weapon to Combat Holiday Stress

    We’re officially into the holiday season.  Or, as many people experience, the stress season. Stressed out?  You’re not alone.  According to research published by the American Psychological Association, there are common and consistent holiday stress themes.  Here’s what people … Continue reading

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The Problem With Your Great Ideas

Do you ever get excited by your new and great ideas? I should hope so. That’s not the problem. Having the idea isn’t the issue. It’s how you share it. Are you looking to roll it out? Drill it down? Cascade … Continue reading

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Your Secret Weapon Against Overindulgence

  Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that Black Friday is almost upon us. The official start of the consumer Christmas season. Do you ever feel as though at this time of year–between the holidays, holiday parties, cookies, drinks, … Continue reading

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3 Reasons To Build a Device Dungeon

In medieval times in Europe, Dragons were considered symbols of chaos. I’ve come to the realization that there’s a dragon living in my house. It’s my smartphone. Look, I’m not a techno-fogey;  I realize technology is here to stay and … Continue reading

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Measuring the Right Things

Last Thursday at about 5:30 pm, I was in Atlanta, having just finished facilitating a full day seminar on leadership. I was heading to the ATL airport in my rental car.  As is my custom, I was stopping to put … Continue reading

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