36 results for tag: relationships


Canceling Christmas: Why Your Business Should Stay Top of Mind Throughout the Year

As the head of a corporate gifting company, I know that the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is always hectic. The UPS and FedEx guys are making two or three stops a day at the office, and the conference table is ready to break from the weight of the ...
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Fostering Deep Connections With the World’s Leading Professionals

How do you get VIPs and influencers to become active allies for your brand? Fostering Deep Connections Every businessperson needs allies. That’s why successful industry experts, authors and consultants don't operate in a silo; they have a following and ...
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The 11 Commandments for Giving Criticism

“When I give criticism, I feel______.” If you’re like most people, you complete the aforementioned sentence with “anxious, hesitant, embarrassed, and fearful” or other words that communicate the same discomfort. Indeed, few of us tell our partner ...
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5 Mindset Shifts to Promote Connection

I was recently at a social event and ran into a colleague who had recently retired. I had been at the event for awhile, and wanted to go home. My first instinct was to try to cut the conversation short as I thought about all the things I needed (wanted?) to ...
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Are You Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem?

“That’s my shirt, Sophia. Take it off!” “Daniel! Get off my bed!” “Isabelle, get out of the bathroom!” It was 6:45 am and my three kids were already fighting. My wife Eleanor and I have tried everything. We talked to them about how ...
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#365LivingGiving

We might not be able to change the whole world but we can start to make a huge difference by changing today. With all that is going on in the world today; from war to poverty to natural disasters to hate, it is no wonder why so many people expect the ...
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Managing the Critical Voices Inside Your Head

At 8:20 am, my twelve-year-old daughter, Isabelle, was rushing to meet her ski group. She was 20 minutes late and stressed – she takes her skiing very seriously and was training for a race in a couple of days. Near the competition center, she ran into ...
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The 10 Dumbest Corporate Emails of All Time

A while back, I co-hosted a radio program called "Funny Business." For one show, we asked listeners to send us the stupidest emails that they'd ever received. They sent us plenty of boneheaded examples, but the top 10 (listed below) shared a distinguishing ...
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How to be Generous Without Feeling Used

If you’re like me, you want to be generous to others, and give help in an abundant, loving way to those who need it. You also want to feel like you’re making a difference, that you aren’t stingy with your heart, time and knowledge. But if you’re like ...
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5 Strategies for Staying Mentally Strong in the Midst of Emotional Challenge

In late 2013, I was intrigued to watch a friend’s article on Forbes.com begin to balloon and reach millions. Cheryl Snapp Conner’s post featuring psychologist Amy Morin’s insights on Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid, hit an internat...
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Ways to Build Trust

In my book Soup I discussed how trust is one of the essential ingredients to build a great relationship, winning team and culture of greatness. Without trust you can’t have engaged relationships and without engaged relationships you won’t be a success...
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5 Ways to Appear More Like an Expert – Rather Than a Narcissist – in the Digital Age

Whether you’re selling vacuum cleaners or you’re offering consulting services, consumers want to buy from someone with proven expertise. The good news is, today’s digital world allows you to declare that you’re an expert with relative ease. The bad ...
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