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Posts Tagged ‘distinguish yourself’

What’s Your 2018 Model?

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018, a year that will be the best version of you. The messages for this year will be focused on you and growing your professional stature. So let’s begin with the easy part—applying what you already know. You just completed another year of your professional life. You’ve been through some […]

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You Don’t Have To Delegate

Everyone tells you how important it is to delegate. In fact, there are dozens of books, podcasts and seminars on the subject. Yet, delegation continues to be a real problem for too many, from 2nd year associates to partners. Why is delegation so difficult? While there are a lot of reasons, the fundamental reality that […]

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Too Much To Do Antidote

You’ve heard many times people say, “I’ve got too much to do.” In fact, you have probably said it yourself. More than once. It’s a common mantra that invokes nods from everyone around because we have all been led to believe that we have too much to do. Well, here’s a novel thought: You NEVER […]

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Time, Weeds and Sand

You know the feeling when you get to the end of your day and you’ve been busy as all get out (whatever that means) and you’re exhausted? You’re fully spent, and feeling like it. You didn’t stop, working through lunch and it’s now past dinnertime. After all that effort expended, you review your accomplishments. What […]

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THAT ONE THING

I’m all about you attaining your highest professional stature and making significant contributions to the benefit of others. That’s the essence of this weekly message and your professional service. So you can imagine how interested I was when I stumbled upon a survey conducted by Joseph Grenny (coauthor of Crucial Conversations), finding that 97% of […]

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What Do You Tolerate?

I just returned from a counselor’s continuing education conference. Besides being able to geek out with my colleagues about behavior theory and practice, I co-presented an ethics seminar with a complaint investigator. Yes, I really did enjoy it. One of the concepts we discussed applies to all professionals. It’s called Normalized Deviation, which means that […]

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Balance Your New-Biz Activity

If you are like most professionals, you didn’t get into the business to sell your services, but to perform them. Yet your career success is dependent on finding new clients for whom you can do your work. Here is a simple tool you can use to coordinate, prioritize and align your activities to get the […]

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Watch Out For Murphy

One of the main reasons things go wrong on engagements is that you put too much stock in Newton’s law that says that something in motion stays in motion. So when you devise your plan, arrange your schedule and set your timeline, you expect that everything will go just as you put into motion. Yet […]

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Make ’em Proud

Every time you are advanced or promoted, there is a lingering question in your leader’s mind as to whether it was a good decision. You verify it with your behavior in your new role, which means you have to let go of what made you successful in your previous role to make room for the […]

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Why Make Yourself Miserable?

There is ample research to confirm that a lot of your motivation is derived from how you perceive the work that you do. If you view it as mostly inconsequential, you will find yourself going through the motions and watching the clock. Routine tasks and assignments are especially prone to be viewed this way. That’s […]

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