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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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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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Successful leaders have a certain “Je ne sais quoi” – an air of authority, trust, confidence and knowledge that inspires others to follow them and move towards the goals they have set.

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Having meaningful relationships with people you work with has many benefits. For starters, work is much more enjoyable when you get along well with those around you. The happier you are at work, the more productive you will be. Having good working relationships is also great for collaboration, innovation and creativity, from which the whole...

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Do you often find your workday spiraling out of control? You start each day with a plan to get so much done, but soon find yourself becoming distracted, focusing on low-priority tasks and, simply, procrastinating. So how can you regain control of your time? One-size-fits-all lists on how to be more productive don’t work; we’ll...

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Gone are the days when personal branding was only for celebrities or executives. Personal branding is a way of establishing and consistently reinforcing who you are and what you stand for in your career and life. Everything affects your personal brand: What you wear, how you speak, even how you compose an email. “Personal brands aren’t reserved...

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Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish. Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great...

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It doesn’t matter how far you get in your professional career, the idea of speaking in front of your peers and managers can reduce even the hardiest CEO to utter terror. There’s no way around it though, to succeed in business, public speaking is a hill that must be overcome. Don’t worry though, public speaking...

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