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Fanatical Fans

October 17, 2017
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A few days ago, I took to the neighborhood-based Nextdoor app to ask for recommendations for a handyman. In response I received so many fervent recommendations that I ultimately had to shut down the discussion so as not to disappoint lots of neighbors by failing to contact […]

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You Think You Can Read Minds!

March 29, 2017
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You think you can read minds, and you’re are pretty certain your judgements are accurate. Spoiler alert: They’re not! But doing this can cause real mischief in relationships and work. Here’s help!

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The Bottoms of Plates

October 9, 2016
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I remember visiting some friends when I was in college. They were three women sharing an apartment, and two of them were gossiping about a third roommate’s meager housekeeping. As they complained, one said to the other “…and she never even turns over a plate to wash […]

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When You Are Dead

September 29, 2016
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Have you ever tried to imagine your own memorial service, or the obituary that announces it? What will people say about you, and how will they feel about the person you have been. We have all seen movies and read books in which the chief conceit is that […]

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The Myth of the Empty Inbox

September 7, 2016
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Are you organized? Do you think of yourself as being ahead of the curve? Are you efficient? Productive? Whatever your answer to those questions, I suspect that sometime over the decade we have lived in this digital  world, you have felt overwhelmed by a bloated email inbox. In […]

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Did You Make the Right Decision?

August 15, 2016
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There is a very real and important distinction between how people make important, strategic decisions both in life and business. On the one hand, there are those who reach decisions very quickly, and then there are those who reach decisions after significant pondering. At the same time, we […]

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You Think You’re a Great Listener? You’re Probably Not!

August 8, 2016
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The last time you called tech or customer support, did the experience lead to you becoming calmer and more reassured, or infuriated and frustrated? If you are like me or the vast numbers of others surveyed by professionals investigating this, you were probably angrier, more frustrated and irate […]

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Are Your Sure You’re a Great Coach?

July 6, 2016
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There are certain skills that have objective measures, and therefore allow us to evaluate ourselves. For example, if you can write computer code and the code effectively performs its desired outcome, then you can safely say you are competent in writing that particular code. There are other skills […]

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