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Acorns and Oak Trees

I heard a recent job recruiting statistic that should give every business leader pause. Currently, for every 10 open positions there are approximately only 5 motivated and willing workers.

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What Drives Happiness (and Performance) at Work?

The single greatest driver of happiness and performance in the workplace is the quality of your relationships.

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When It’s Raining Frogs, An Umbrella Is Not Enough

Some changes are rather small in the large scheme of things. Some changes we choose. We adapt an existing product or launch a new one.

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Unequivocal Responsibility OR Something Less.

Which would you rather hear when directly impacted by harmful behavior? Which would you rather hear...

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Do you have a diamond in the rough?

At the age of 20, I was a college drop out. I had changed majors 4 times. I had no path. Unhappily, I left Penn State...

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The 7 Most Devastating Words in Business

“We have always done it that way” This phrase seems harmless. Yet, these 7 words and the resistance...

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Turn Your Camera ON

We’ve all been there. On a Zoom call and you see those little black screens. No camera. Just a name. A headshot if they are Zoom savvy...

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The Wrong Side of the Bed

Steve Jobs famously wore the same outfit: black, long-sleeved turtleneck, dad jeans, New Balance sneakers. EVERY DAY… for YEARS. Why?

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The Most Limiting Word

Words matter. Because we become what we think about. And words are an outcome of our thoughts, consciously or subconsciously...

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Take this story to heart

In January, I was working at my home office when I received a phone call from an unrecognized number. I don’t typically answer numbers that I don’t know...

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Inconvenience vs Problem – Learn the Difference

Life is full of inconveniences. Life can be full of problems, too. There is a difference. A striking difference...

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Elf on the Shelf and the Elusive Doctor’s Note

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