Change and Continual Learning Are Essential To Growth Whether you’re the CEO, a middle manager, administrative assistant, or the security guard, continual learning and growth are key to your success. You need look no further than your cellphone or computer to see how rapidly technology is changing the way things get done. Today, keeping up […]

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    Ever wake up in a foul mood, feeling blah, grumpy, frustrated. You feel off your game, off balance, just not quite your usual self. Such feelings can and do grab hold of the best of us. Here are a few techniques to try when you need to shake off the nastys: For one […]

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Did you know that many of the limitations in your life are self-imposed? I call them LIES. LIES are false ideas that limit freedom. And, L-I-E-S is an acronym for the Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories we allow to define our lives, professionally and personally. You know you’ve bumped into LIES in your life when: […]

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      If you’re among the more than 9.7 million unemployed, and you’ve experienced gaps between jobs, here are five strategies you can put to use to remain active in your search and show prospective employers you have the ability to use your time and talent constructively. Network even more.  Don’t hide behind your […]

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Think back over the last few minutes. What kinds of thoughts have crossed your mind or lingered there? Are they uplifting, encouraging, and helpful? Or are they filled with worry, criticism or judgmentalness? Self-talk, your ongoing, internal dialogue is a powerful tool you can use to advantage. Here’s how: Decide to become aware of the […]

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Americans are less happy today than we were a decade ago. Tom Bemis of Market Watch, says we’re way less than cheerful for five reasons: Eating and not exercising, we suffer from poor health. Most have experienced a major stressful event in the last 2 years. Comparing our lifestyle to the rich and famous, as […]

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Change is a challenging process. 1. You can’t stop it – it’s inevitable. 2. When change is afoot, the status quo is no longer relevant – it just doesn’t work. 3. New ways of thinking, feeling and behaving are required. Here are a several tips to help you navigate and lead others through the process. […]

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You’ve probably heard the news about an interim report issued by Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin on the systemic problems in the Veteran’s Affairs agency.  The report intensified scrutiny and resulted in expansion of the number of VA facilities to be reviewed. As a leader, consider allowing this situation to stimulate a deeper, broader look […]

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Do you ever consider how naturally the seasons change, from spring to summer to fall to winter to spring…the cycle effortlessly repeating itself, year after year?  Think about it, day transitions into night and then day, again.  This time of year, flowers push through the soil, bud and bloom for a while.  Later, they lose […]

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This year, I’m happily welcoming spring.  Maybe it’s because of the long, hard, cold, stormy winter we survived. I’m so thankful it’s getting warmer.  There’s more light in the sky for a longer period each day. Trees are budding brand new leaves.  Flowers are blooming.  Birds are singing.  Golfers are returning to the links.  School […]

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Following through with a desired change in behavior can be a challenge.  Sometimes, its as simple as forgetting what you said you would do.  For example, I recently decided to drastically reduce my intake of processed sugar.  Because, I feel SOOOO good when I don’t eat it. But, here’s the rub:  I’m not always conscious […]

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For nearly everyone, there comes a moment when you know it’s time to make a move.  You may be ready to move up to the next level, make a lateral move into a new functional area to broaden your experience, jump into a new industry or company and apply your skills, or do something entirely […]

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For nearly everyone, there comes a moment when you know it’s time to make a move.  You may be ready to move up to the next level, make a lateral move into a new functional area to broaden your experience, jump into a new industry or company and apply your skills, or do something entirely […]

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