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Self-Delusion

February 15, 2016
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There’s a curious phenomenon in social psychology, one well-illustrated by the experience of mentalists — magicians who appear on stage a create the illusion of clairvoyance.  If you have ever seen one of these masters work, they are very convincing.  Their illusion is made all the more […]

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Ownership, Grace & Generosity in Failure

February 8, 2016
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Last night in the Superbowl, the South Carolina Panthers were outplayed and trounced by the opposing Denver Broncos.  Knowing the final score pretty much exhausts my knowledge of the sport of football. But I watched the post-game interview with losing quarterback Cam Newton, and like many other […]

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Being a Screen

January 26, 2016
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We all struggle with our reactions when we are frustrated or when we are inadvertently exposed to drama or upsetting moments at work and in life. When that happens,  often we react in ways that we later come to regret. Those moments of intense “reactivity” are frequently the […]

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Bad News?

January 21, 2016
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One of the more interesting reasons that we procrastinate or fail to take action is due to thought patterns that are fundamentally irrational. That may not be surprising on its face, because we have all come to understand that there are psychological causes of our behavior at play […]

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Elevating Others Makes Them Better

January 15, 2016
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Are there people in your team or life who are coasting?  I think we all have experienced this principle, that a few folks on a team do most of thew work while a larger percentage do what seems like the bare minimum to get by.  The challenge for […]

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The Management of Dreams

December 16, 2015
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As we look at the New Year approaching and experience a sense of hope – a vision for a different quality of life, health or financial security — it’s easy to forget some of the basic tenets that help us succeed in our professional lives.  Even smart business people […]

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