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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

December 18, 2017
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We have all heard of the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Mostly, the way we use that idiom is as a sort of shorthand for a superstition that if we think something bad will happen it mysteriously will turn out that way.  But there is […]

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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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Why Rudeness Goes Viral

October 17, 2016
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How good at you are responding to rudeness with courtesy and respect? Do you find yourself experiencing disrespect at work? Everyone has both heard of and probably experienced a “toxic culture” at work. Countless hours of consulting have been spent on addressing these complicated ecosystems that undermine motivation […]

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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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Empty Promises

August 22, 2016
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Does anyone listen to you as though your words could move worlds? In our lives, we use our language loosely. When you hear a friend suggest she will stop smoking, or a colleague say he wants to start exercising, or when you yourself mention undertaking a new project […]

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Why Apologies Matter So Much

August 1, 2016
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This post is a bit of a departure in that it is not just about business, productivity or leadership. It tackles a challenge we all face, whether in business, family or other relationships. And we face it over and over again throughout our lives. Maybe this season of […]

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Some of My Favorite Things: Life Hack Edition

July 27, 2016
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Given how busy most of us are and the ever-increasing demands on our time or attention, we are all hungry for relief. Having some simple, go-to strategies for adding efficiency and effectiveness can sometimes make the difference between feeling a sense of overwhelm and burden or […]

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