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Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

3 Levels of Value

Early in your career, you were focused on learning the technical part of your job. You learned it by performing a service. Check lists, work papers and review notes made it possible for you to become competent to provide a service. Your work has value. Then you discovered that the knowledge and experience you gained […]

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Avoid Creating Your Own Stress

We’ve known for decades that stress is created in your mind. When you encounter a situation, how you perceive it will determine your physical and mental response. That’s why some people get really wigged out about something while others are able to take it in stride. But a new study has surfaced that extends what […]

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The Order of The Day

I recently heard a message in church that really caught my attention. The minister’s point was that every day has “an order of the day” for which the day was created. Using principles and stories, he illustrated and demonstrated the validity of this important axiom. It got me to thinking of how this applies to […]

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Overcome Your Gremlins

It’s never easy or comfortable to admit your failings. In fact, your brain protects you from considering such things by using techniques as minimizing, ignoring and excusing. For the most part, if you want to seriously consider where you fall short, you have to actively engage your thinking to listen for and accept your flaws […]

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When Safe is Risky

From the individual perspective of change, everyone naturally wants to be safe and stable—in relationships, processes and habits. But sometimes, what appears to be safe really isn’t. Because life changes daily, you are faced with assessing the veracity of what you used to do to be successful. The false sense that “it worked yesterday and […]

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The Word Is REMEMBER

I know you’re ready to go for this week, but looking back on last week, was it a great one? Did you do some good things? Interesting things? Helpful things? I’m not asking if the week was stressful—anything worth doing requires great effort, concentration and sometimes stress. But did you make a difference? I know […]

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I’ve Heard That Before

It’s time for my busy season to ramp up, going from the beautiful southeast coast last week to the equally beautiful southwest coast this week. Tough job, I know. Of all things, I’m most interested in hearing the progress that people have made on their Action Plans from my last visit. I want to hear […]

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Navigate Your Career Path

One of the big changes that has occurred over the past 20 years is related to how you progress in your career. It used to be that the firm hired you and gave you work to do. Your responsibility was to keep your head down, learn and perform well. The firm’s leaders would tell you […]

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More Of The Right Yeses

While attending a Clinical Counselors Conference a couple of weeks ago, I heard a speaker emphasize that saying no is an effective strategy to prevent overload and burnout. There’s no question that volume of activity under pressure (like deadlines) is a culprit. And I agree…to a point. Upon further thought, it’s more than just the […]

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Don’t Perform. Contribute.

I assume you have already mapped out your week or will do so immediately after reading this post. Having done it, how do you view the work that is before you? It matters, you know. If you view your work as merely performing your many responsibilities, you will be uninspired, overwhelmed and disengaged, yearning for […]

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