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Learning to Love Hearing Criticism

July 12, 2018
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Why is criticism so upsetting? In the workplace — or maybe even in a marriage — we often hear feedback that is, well, critical. Maybe you are part of the very small fraction of people who naturally embrace it and learn from it, but most of us don’t. In […]

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Spotlight on Introverts

June 26, 2018
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Like the world itself, every workplace has a mix of extroverts and introverts – people who are outspoken and vocal and those who don’t speak up, find group activities, impromptu presentations or being in a crowd uncomfortable. Recent research, including the excellent book by Susan Cain on the […]

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Growing a Team of Leaders

May 18, 2018
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Enterprise leaders think about their work in a very unique way.  It isn’t that they are simply thinking about which tasks need to be completed, or who they forget to call. All of us do that to some extent. But there is a specific mindset that informs […]

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No Need for Motivation or Willpower

February 21, 2018
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When we admire people for their productivity, their workout regimen or their figures, we often think that they must either have incredible willpower or tons more discipline than we have.  After all, when we don’t meet our own targets for sales, or diets or organizational growth it […]

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

December 18, 2017
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We have all heard of the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Mostly, the way we use that idiom is as a sort of shorthand for a superstition that if we think something bad will happen it mysteriously will turn out that way.  But there is […]

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The Bottoms of Plates

October 9, 2016
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I remember visiting some friends when I was in college. They were three women sharing an apartment, and two of them were gossiping about a third roommate’s meager housekeeping. As they complained, one said to the other “…and she never even turns over a plate to wash […]

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Did You Make the Right Decision?

August 15, 2016
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There is a very real and important distinction between how people make important, strategic decisions both in life and business. On the one hand, there are those who reach decisions very quickly, and then there are those who reach decisions after significant pondering. At the same time, we […]

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You Think You’re a Great Listener? You’re Probably Not!

August 8, 2016
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The last time you called tech or customer support, did the experience lead to you becoming calmer and more reassured, or infuriated and frustrated? If you are like me or the vast numbers of others surveyed by professionals investigating this, you were probably angrier, more frustrated and irate […]

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