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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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Too Busy to Work

July 18, 2016
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Have you ever looked at your watch and realized that you have barely stopped all day – and yet, nothing important has been accomplished? This phenomenon, of being so incredibly busy that you can’t get to the really important stuff is at epidemic levels for many of us […]

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Are Your Sure You’re a Great Coach?

July 6, 2016
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There are certain skills that have objective measures, and therefore allow us to evaluate ourselves. For example, if you can write computer code and the code effectively performs its desired outcome, then you can safely say you are competent in writing that particular code. There are other skills […]

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Get Your Team in Shape!

June 20, 2016
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Creating high-performing teams is incredibly important. After all, who among us has been spared the drudgery of being on a terrible team where we felt our time was wasted, our opinions were not valued and the quality of the work was shamefully inadequate? Nowadays, most of us […]

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When Incompetence and Over-Confidence Co-Exist!

June 13, 2016
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Considering that each of us has just an infinitesimally small fraction of knowledge when compared to all there is to know, it’s a wonder that anyone believes they are expert at anything. And for most intelligent people, the daunting reality of how much remains unknown keeps us […]

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