Managers: Start the Day Out Right!

Hello! Good Morning! How are you today? Did you know these three phrases can start the morning right for you and for everyone you meet on the way into your office? As a manager of even a small team, these words can make a big

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The Power of Personality

As a Leader, Do You Comprehend the Power of Personality? Artists, painters, clothing designers, web designers, and many other professions need to understand the color pallet to be terrific at what they produce. Carolyn Bendall (be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn), editor

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Ambiguity

Is Ambiguity a gift or a problem? As a leader, “Let’s nail this down!” a familiar American idiom, sounds like the most productive thing to do, right? You are getting to the point, ruling out bad options and moving forward. Not so fast! It

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How Do You Handle Rejection?

Are you a classical music lover? I know it is hard to compete with the Beatles, Neil Diamond, Gladys Knight, or popular rap artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West or Eminem. Chances are, however, you recognize Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s (translated into English as

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The Charismatic Leader

Charisma comes from the Greek word, kharisma, and anciently it referred to divinely conferred power or talent. Starting in the 1950s the term has gained popularity, perhaps more in the personal success world than the corporate world. I think it is time to make

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Creative Tension

Creative Tension or Tension Stress?

Understand the difference between creative tension and tension stress and you’ll have new breakthroughs in personal productivity. Many executives and futurists are saying that the world is experiencing another paradigm shift. A paradigm is a mental model of how we see the world and

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EMAIL: Four “Must Do” Tips for Survival

Is email the bane of your existence or a beneficial boon to productivity? You may agree with my coaching client when she said, “Email is the bane of my existence.”  I had not heard that term for a long time but thought it was

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Ego + Humility

Ego + Humility = Charismatic Leader – Really? Ego plus humility equals a charismatic leader sounds like an oxymoron. However it is true. To be a charismatic leader you need to have a healthy ego tempered by humility. This means that even though you are not formally

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