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Freedom In Motivating Yourself

I just read a HBR article that opened with describing the challenges that managers have in motivating their staff. Then the author went on to explain how to create a motivating environment. It’s a good article but I think it’s important to clarify something. Shaping the environment that motivates is your manager’s job. Motivating yourself […]

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Are You Promotion-Ready?

This is the season where many firms conduct mid-year or annual reviews for their staff. In the process, you should be getting great feedback about how the firm sees you, what it expects from you and how well you are meeting those expectations. You also have the opportunity to discuss what you need from the […]

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Can You See Clearly Now?

When Johnny Nash sang his hit in 1972 called, “I Can See Clearly Now,” it was #1 on the Billboard Charts. It’s a catchy, upbeat tune that has be re-recorded by dozens of artists over the years. But it’s the lyrics that are so poignant: I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I […]

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Take Control of Yourself

Research shows that those who perceive they have a higher sense of control over their lives demonstrate better mental health, live healthier and live longer. It’s called locus of control and everyone is on the continuum somewhere, representing their overall belief in their ability to influence their lives. And it affects your performance as well. […]

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To Hold or Be Held?

From the title of this message, I can imagine you thinking I’ve gotten squishy and sentimental on you. But that’s not the case. It’s about a topic no one likes to talk about—accountability. If you’re like me, you hate it when someone holds you accountable. It’s like they have a certain (and legitimate) power over […]

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