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Strong Ties Make All the Difference

Recently, I was reminded of the philosophy of Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip. He basically ... Read More By February 22, 2024
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Soft Skills Land the Job

“If we want people to pay attention to us, we must first be patient and pay attention to them.” These are the words ... Read More By February 20, 2024
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The Discounted Leadership Trait

There are a lot of traits that go into making someone a good leader. One of the most discounted of those traits is ... Read More By January 11, 2024

TALKING ON EGGSHELLS: What to Say When Every Second Counts

Have you ever struggled to find the right words, especially when you’re in a really challenging or tricky situation? ... Read More By November 20, 2023
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Frustrated With a Colleague? Here’s What to Do When Changing Them isn’t an Option

We all run into drama at work. Before you try to change them, take a close look at yourself and develop the right ... Read More By March 25, 2022
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Talking on Eggshells?

Does it feel like you're talking on eggshells these days? You're not alone. A report from McKinsey says, "Rudeness is ... Read More By November 11, 2021
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6 Things You Don’t Ever Want Your Co-Workers to Hear You Say

Six things you never want your colleagues to hear you say are: I don't care about you. I don't understand ... Read More By March 12, 2018
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Authentic Networking

In the era that spawned the term "truthiness," it can be tough to discern what, and who, is authentic. It's a ... Read More By November 8, 2017
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7 Negative Behaviors of First-Year Professionals That Hold Them Back

Part of the Parenting For Success series In 2014, when my interview with Dr. Tim Elmore of Growing Leaders on 7 ... Read More By August 28, 2015
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6 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away: How to Recognize Them in Yourself and Change Them

In my line of work, I hear from hundreds of people a month, and connect with professionals in a more public, open way ... Read More By March 11, 2015
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Good Guys Can Win at Work

We all know successful people who are self-serving at work, who take more than they offer. In a cutthroat, competitive ... Read More By December 1, 2014