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None of us chose the circumstances affecting the entire world at this time. For many of us, the impact has been in the form of a major pause in our regular lives. What we are finding is a changed schedule and generally finding our lives somewhat up in the air. Rather than let events completely...

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Rome was not built in a day – neither are relationships. It takes months, even years, to build a history of trust with someone. But making this effort, investing in building a true connection, results in a lasting resource. You can’t know what that resource will provide when you forge relationships with colleagues and other...

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We may be in one of the worst crises in modern history, and more than any other time, the economy is in a state of flux and uncertainty. If you are still employed, you are among the lucky ones. Now is not the time to rest on your laurels because things may get worse before...

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As I was walking my dogs this week, I took note of the 6 pine trees in my neighbors’ yard. I remember when those trees were planted – about 20 years ago. I thought about how the yard has changed over time. There used to be 8 of them, but only 6 remain. Those trees...

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Hiring new employees means a disruption to your existing team. When planning for a new hire, culture fit has to be combined with skills to build a cohesive team. A good team requires surrounding yourself with people whose skills are complementary to each other, who respect one another and who are engaged in each other’s...

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If only college offered a course about learning how to please the boss. It should even be a degree requirement. In fact, if they offered it, the ideal course title would be Learning To Exceed the Boss’ Expectations. It’s a lesson we all could use, and one that can spell success in your career. On...

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PASSION OVER INDIFFERENCE Passion: Strong and barely controllable emotion Indifference: Lack of interest or concern; unimportance, mediocre Sometimes we just want to get by.  We have all lived in that place of mediocrity; making ends meet.  Getting the job done; but not really knocking it out of the park.  This phenomenon stems from not giving...

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At lunch this week, I was discussing a particularly difficult leadership situation with a Director at a publicly traded company and we got on the topic of transformational leadership.  Anyone can take on the traits of a transformational leader and be effective in the right situations where that type of leadership is particularly successful. What...

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In today’s economy, a career transition is the norm. As you navigate the job search process, it is critical that you apply as much effort as possible to your move to assure you will make a smooth change. When considering a new position, you need to act with finesse and poise as you leave one...

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