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Work and Personal Identity

I was having a conversation recently about how much of our identity and sense of belonging comes from the workplace. As human beings, we have an innate desire to belong. The psychologist Henri Tajfel put forward Social Identity Theory in 1979 – the idea ...
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3 Ways to Encourage Engagement in Communication

With one sentence, you can either encourage people to engage and communicate with each other or totally shut it down. Have you ever self-destructed a communication or been a recipient of a poorly delivered message? Perhaps you wanted a free-flowing exchange ...
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Recognizing the Disruption

What we see is only visualized after our mind translates the image. In business, our actions can easily be highjack by what we conditioned ourselves to see. Why is it that some can look through things and some only see things as painted with no interpretat...
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Building a Culture on Strengths

We've all heard how Zappos, Google, and Southwest are dreams to work for because of their stellar company cultures. Recently, the Oregon Business Journal published its 25th annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. One of the characteristics these ...
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What Happened?

After twenty years in the Marine Corps, I concluded that I needed to find some way to ensure that I would have a place in Heaven someday. It led me to one conclusion. I had to do time in retail sales. So, after completing the construction of our retirement ...
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Leadership Tested By Fire

Terrible fires raged through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in November 2016. Fires ripped through popular destinations such as Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. It was reported that roughly 10,000 acres of land were burned. Many thought ...
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A Leader’s Imprint: What Might We Learn if Our Staff Could Be Forthcoming

Ever wonder what they really think? If you've never really given it a second thought, you are among the countless leaders who answer that question with some type of "no". Truth be told, many leaders' focus is truly on bigger issues and more complex matters....
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Social Entrepreneurship Can Ignite Your Tired Business Attitude

After 23 years of being a business owner, I get tired. Some days it feels like I’m stuck on a hamster wheel with nothing new in my future. We’re doing the same things we’ve done for over 20 years. Same business plan, in the same location, and with ...
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Critical and Strategic Thinking Cultivates Agility

Leaders say they want to boost creativity, critical thinking and agility to improve performance and manage change. Research studies confirm the accuracy of those statements. Who wouldn’t want their staff to be quick on their feet, display ingenuity, offer ...
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Are You a Manager or a Leader?

The client sitting across the table sipped his coffee and leveled a stare at me. “What I need,” he said, "is not more leaders. I need followers that will follow and managers that will manage." When I asked him to expand a bit on this, here was his ...
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Substance

Humans have of course been around for centuries. We learn, we’re influenced, we draw our own conclusions and, assuming we’re in an environment which permits us to truly exude our individual creativity, we share our own thoughts and opinions. Then ...
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Failure of Imagination

Imagination is one of the most important tools that we have in life. It is often the catalyst for innovation, dynamic change and creative thinking. Like any tool we have, we must use it often and take care of it for it to be useful and of value in our life. ...
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