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Get Off The Field!

In this season of football, there is so much excitement. Crisp, fall days, the bands are playing, tens of thousands of people cheering, lines everywhere. There is so much going on that it’s any wonder that the coaches and players can remain focused on what’s important. Thank goodness for headsets so that the team’s coaches […]

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Your Perfectionism Is Distracting

I heard a story from a CPA who had an individual tax client that happened to be a perfectionist. Somehow, a $33 entry was carried over from a previous tax return. Whether it was there or not made no difference in the return, neither financially to the client or with the IRS code. But the […]

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Excellence Isn’t Perfectionism

Professionals have a natural proclivity to well. You desire to show yourself worthy of professional stature by the quality of work you produce. You enjoy applying your knowledge and skill to create something you can be proud of and others will appreciate. All of that is good and it keeps you going. However, being in […]

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Feedback For Your Purposes

From last week’s message on receiving feedback, a number of highly respected partners posed some interesting questions and dilemmas they have faced, like how to handle feedback that’s not objective, anonymous comments or feedback they just don’t agree with. These are great questions that illustrate both the value and hazard of soliciting feedback. So here’s […]

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Your Response To Feedback

Having coached hundreds of professionals for more than 2 decades, I’ve noticed the different responses people have when they receive and respond to feedback. You’d think that people would be receptive to the observations, comments and advice they get. But too many don’t take full advantage of this important information. Some tend to get defensive […]

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