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Give yourself a break

By | July 24th, 2015|Life|

We all need to get away sometimes. “Away” doesn’t have to be somewhere exotic, or some place that involves boarding passes or long car trips. [...]

Context matters

By | July 6th, 2015|Communication, Life, Thinking Differently|

If you change the context, you change the meaning of something. For example, if you desire more clarity, add contrast. Contrast creates clarity. Watch the video. [...]

Do you communicate with authenticity?

By | June 30th, 2015|Communication, Leadership|

Communication is more that speaking words. It’s more than just delivering content. Consider Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA, who has become known [...]

Are you too smart for your own good?

By | June 4th, 2015|Leadership, Thinking Differently|

OK, you’re a smart person. Really smart. Earlier, during your education and your career, your “smarts” were both reinforced and rewarded. Good for you! You’ve [...]

Mythbusting: why executives don’t give more praise

By | May 28th, 2015|Communication, Leadership|

I won’t say I’ve heard it all, but I have heard a lot when it comes to “Why I don’t give much praise.” It’s interesting [...]

Better praise for better performance: 5 tips for improvement

By | May 25th, 2015|Communication, Leadership|

Solid self-esteem does not negate the need for outside affirmation and praise. It’s the feel-good reward for the do-good activities and results. Affirmation is asserting [...]

In praise of praise

By | May 20th, 2015|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life|

One of the secrets to human performance is hidden in plain sight. That is, most don’t see it or they ignore it. The amazing part [...]

So, what else have you got?

By | April 16th, 2015|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

Of course I remember you! You were that wunderkind in your early work days who plowed through tasks and got things done at an amazing [...]

Do you really know how to “think out of the box?” – Part 3, How can I escape the box?

By | April 2nd, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

The previous post, and the one before that, demonstrated that the unrealized act of self-deception is one of the largest factors undermining relationships, teamwork, and [...]

Do you really know how to “think out of the box?” – Part 2, How bad could it be?

By | March 26th, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

In my last post we looked at how self-deception can put us “in a box” and literally keep us from “thinking outside the box.” When [...]

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