Celebrate the Small Step; Surge Ahead in 2016

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Published: December 29, 2015

When leaders connect with others, nearly magical change is possible.  People are often caught working in the realm of the routine, never-changing schedule of activities.  Leaders whisper into the ears of followers, “Something more is possible.  You have a place in making this happen.” The best way to enroll a team is to show colleagues […]

Boot the Impulse: Mindfulness Will Make You Awesome

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Published: December 3, 2015

I think that American culture teaches us to get on with it.  Make a decision.  Move.  “Fish or cut bait.” Many of us have learned the lesson that “if we aren’t acting, we aren’t doing anything important.” Clearly, taking the right action helps to change us from a position of being stuck.  However, I am […]

Nervous without a Safety Net: The Big Career Wobble

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Published: November 17, 2015

Looking backward, I know I want to escape.  I see a network of business known to me, but there is a lot here I don’t like.  I haven’t been recognized.  My talents go unused.  The business is too busy to notice me.  I’m never going to reach my victory here.  I have settled for a […]

Secrets of a Career You’ll Never Quit

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Published: June 25, 2015

Imagine, if you didn’t dread going to work.  Imagine that you finish vacation thinking to yourself, “this was fun, but I’m looking forward to getting back to my work.”  Passionate people don’t dread their work; they revel in it.  They don’t find excuses to leave early; they want to get more done. Most people I […]

If I were 22 Again – Advice to a New College Graduate

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Published: June 17, 2015

  Just imagine that you are 22 years old again, and you have the wisdom of over 20 years of business experience with you.  What advice would you give to an earlier version of yourself?  I offer my thoughts to today’s college graduates, in the spirit of help.  I have thought about what I would […]

Don’t Go With the Crowd

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Published: March 19, 2015

  A success speaker and philosopher coached his followers to “Avoid going with the crowd.”  Why does this make good sense?   Some wisdom is just contrary to what most people expect. The crowd is doing similar things to each other.  People move together, follow the same pop idol, wear his shirts and cologne, and work […]

Finding Significance In Project Management

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Published: December 11, 2014

  If you are a project manager, a lot of pressures call for your attention. You follow a time schedule. You conserve resources. You monitor the progress of the people who work with you. You report to the vice president of your company and explain the overall progress of your effort. There are a lot […]

How Can You Get Consistent Results In A Changing Future?

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Published: November 14, 2014

Leading a project through periods of upheaval and change can be daunting. As we start a project we expect that change will hit us sometime in the reasonable future, and then we learn that the change is happening right now. Our clients expect steady state results while we are working with a high level of […]

Look: You are Amazing

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Published: October 7, 2014

When you were a kid – or perhaps a young adult – perhaps you remember traveling in the wilderness, climbing over rocks and jumping over minor obstacles. Did you ever come to a barrier that you are scared to cross? The easiest thing to do would be to jump from one place to another, and […]

Not Enough Time To Think Strategically

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Published: September 16, 2014

    A recent study of the work habits revealed that 80% of executives studied do not feel they have enough time for strategic thinking or creative thinking. Leadership requires innovative thinking. An organization cannot continue indefinitely working on the programs established five years ago. Someone must think about the future; someone must suggest a […]

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