Making Gratitude Contagious

If you have been with me a while, you know gratitude is something I write about often. It is part of my habit of practicing gratitude, something that didn’t come

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When Done Isn’t Better Than Perfect

Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.” No offense to Mr. Thompson, but sometimes “done is better than perfect.” I firmly believe that oftentimes, people

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Three Tips and 10% Toward Conflict Resolution

I believe in continuous improvement and lifelong learning. Recently, I’ve been studying the concept of Positive Intelligence. There is a great book on this concept by Shirzad Chamine. In it,

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3 rules to reaching out

3 Rules to Reaching Out

So who else out there is tired of the LinkedIn sales messages? I have to admit, I am torn by the approach. The good ones include a personalized message rather

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Feeling misunderstood

Feeling misunderstood? Try this model inspired by a client

I LOVE coaching. I didn’t always. My control-freak self found it frustrating that I couldn’t create success for my clients, they had to engage, commit and do the work. So

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I asked and tomorrow I will get what I asked for

If you’ve hung around me long enough, you’ve probably heard me say that You Have To Ask. If you don’t ask, the answer is “no,” but if you do ask,

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Three Keys to Being Proactive

Last week I wrote about how to make feedback useful. It was an idea sparked from my Newsweek quote. When reading the rest of the article, it brought another topic

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The Feedback Trap

I just spent 40 minutes on the phone waiting for a customer service representative. An experience I am sure you all relate to. When the robot asked me at the

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Don’t Ask For Credit, Take It

My morning walks are a time for thinking, reflecting, and listening to audiobooks. I keep having ideas and thoughts I want to share with all of you so I have

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