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The Real Value of Giving Feedback

The Real Value of Giving Feedback

Growth is in our DNA. We want to improve, get better results, and see the progress we have made. The challenge (and opportunity) is that we often lack helpful (and healthy) mirrors to offer us perspective on our own growth. While self-reflection is essential to...

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From Self-Talk to Self-Awareness: 16 Ways To Grow

From Self-Talk to Self-Awareness: 16 Ways To Grow

At home, getting ready for a day at the Korean Spa (a well-priced cultural experience I recommend for anyone who’s okay with different), irritation mounted as every sip Yvette took from her coffee cup grew louder in my ear. “Stop sipping your coffee so loud,” I said,...

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Single Most Important Leadership Skill

Single Most Important Leadership Skill

What Is the Most Important Leadership Skill? The single most important skill in leadership is also one of the hardest to practice. This is especially true when you’re weighed down with deadlines and have employees looking to you for guidance. It’s easier to keep your...

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How to Achieve Goals: A Simple Tip And Strategy

To achieve a worthwhile goal can be quite difficult. Challenging goals in life are, by their very nature, something which require extra effort. Whether your goal is to become a successful world class speaker, writer, or athlete (or any other goal really), here are 2...

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No Expectations, Just Acceptance (Yeah, right!)

No Expectations, Just Acceptance (Yeah, right!)

If I can just get it right, then I can relax, or so we tell ourselves.    Of course, that is a lie. No matter how right you get it, there will always be something that could make it better. We recently planned a trip to New York, to see the magnificent colors of the...

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Avoid Self-Sabotage by Treating Perfectionism

Avoid Self-Sabotage by Treating Perfectionism

Are you A Perfectionist?  Do you Have a Plan for Treating Your Perfectionism? Ever found yourself wanting an opportunity, but stalling on submitting your name? Why is that? The simple answer is negative self-talk. Negative self-talk leads to self-sabotage, and can...

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9 Actions To Stand Out In A Job Interview

9 Actions To Stand Out In A Job Interview

Interviewing can often feel so… unnatural. Figuring out what they might ask, and the best possible response, can be unnerving. You want the job, and they need to find the right person to fit the position. The stakes are high on both sides, and the interview is the...

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Being a Beginner: 5 (Often Forgotten) Benefits

Being a Beginner: 5 (Often Forgotten) Benefits

Running (Into) A Beginner’s Mindset A year ago, a friend asked me to fill in last minute.  She had put together a relay team for the Baltimore marathon. One of her teammates had another obligation, and my friend wasn’t about to run two legs of the marathon herself....

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