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Learning to Love Hearing Criticism

July 12, 2018
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Why is criticism so upsetting? In the workplace — or maybe even in a marriage — we often hear feedback that is, well, critical. Maybe you are part of the very small fraction of people who naturally embrace it and learn from it, but most of us don’t. In […]

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Spotlight on Introverts

June 26, 2018
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Like the world itself, every workplace has a mix of extroverts and introverts – people who are outspoken and vocal and those who don’t speak up, find group activities, impromptu presentations or being in a crowd uncomfortable. Recent research, including the excellent book by Susan Cain on the […]

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Get Awesome Coaching Without a New Coach!

June 6, 2018
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We revere great coaches in our culture – whether in sports, politics or even business. But we almost never address what conditions allow a coach to thrive — that is, what condition must the person being coached generate in order to successfully gain value from a coach.

Successful […]

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Humble Pie for Leaders. Delicious!

April 17, 2018
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Stop Being So Cocky. Leaders Need Humility!
We are all familiar with image of the decisive, bossy and “cocky” leader. It’s an iconic idea that’s so ingrained, that admitting to being wrong or uncertain is a bit taboo. Even sports teams seem to rely […]

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No Need for Motivation or Willpower

February 21, 2018
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When we admire people for their productivity, their workout regimen or their figures, we often think that they must either have incredible willpower or tons more discipline than we have.  After all, when we don’t meet our own targets for sales, or diets or organizational growth it […]

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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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