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Something Better Than Gratitude

In this season of gratitude, it got me thinking of the research that has shown the benefits of being thankful to your physical, emotional and mental health. It’s more than you might imagine. This has been verified through studies over the past 50 years, although humanity has known it for centuries. However, in one particular […]

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Develop Excellence That Matters (to You)

Do you ever think about how are you establishing your professional stature? I ask this because it’s happening every day of your career through your work and interactions. I recently sat in an annual review of a manager. The partner in the meeting did a nice job of setting a positive tone, listened well and […]

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That’s Your Job

Dr. Carolyn Wiley, a Business Management professor at Roosevelt University, conducted a review of studies over a 46 year period that asked participants what motivated them in their jobs. What she found was that there was only one response at the top in all four studies: workers want to be recognized for their achievements. Her […]

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Tolerance For Languish

In some of my coaching engagements, I use a particular assessment that identifies, among other traits, a person’s natural proclivity to accept things being uncompleted. Some people don’t mind having a list of incompletes on their to-do list; others have more intensity to knock them out. This is different from procrastination, which is the inability […]

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How’s It Working For You?

Dr. Phil McGraw is a very practical, no-nonsense clinical psychologist, made famous by Oprah. His ability to cut to the real issue has given him a reputation and a daily TV show. One of his techniques is to direct the guests of his show to determine whether their behavior is getting them what they want. […]

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