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Ditch the Habit of Unproductive Complaining

Ditch the Habit of Unproductive Complaining

Complaining is pervasive in today’s world, including at work. It is so easy to do and, when done mindlessly, it can become a habit that has consequences for the individual, work teams, and organizations. According to a survey from Development Dimensions International and badbossology.com, most employees spend a monthly average of 10 hours or more complaining about their work, bosses, and upper management—and almost a third spend 20+ per month doing so! Read More
Build Risky Habits on Your Team

Build Risky Habits on Your Team

It is always amazing to me how we can all continue to grow and change. No matter the age, if we are open to it, we are constantly learning new ways to increase our effectiveness that, in turn, improves the lives of those around us. In February our entire team was out of town at a national conference. It was on that recent trip that I became aware of one (yes I’m sure there are more!) of my own blind spots. During the course of the conference, one of our team members was....... Read More
As a Leader, Are You Guilty of Spreading the Incivility Bug?

As a Leader, Are You Guilty of Spreading the Incivility Bug?

Civility…you’ll probably start hearing this new buzz word in leadership circles. Just as this crazy, busy, stressed out time we live in has given rise to the practices of mindfulness and meditation, so too are partisan politics and polarization of views in our world giving rise to increased awareness of the need to behave better toward one another. We’re seeing firsthand through the news, social media, and even in some of our communities, how destructive behavior and communication takes..... Read More
The Best Advice I Ever Received

The Best Advice I Ever Received

One of the people I admire most is my first executive leadership coach, Marsha Clark, from Dallas, Texas. She is accomplished, smart as can be, and truly invests in others. I think everyone has those people in their lives that have said or done something that sticks with them and makes a positive impact. Years ago, I remember being on a coaching call with Marsha and my 30-something-year-old self was sitting on the front lawn with a yellow notepad watching my kids play in the sprinkler. Read More
Shhh…Don’t Share This With Anyone! The 5 Top Secret “Hacks” to Making This Holiday The Most Memorable On Record

Shhh…Don’t Share This With Anyone! The 5 Top Secret “Hacks” to Making This Holiday The Most Memorable On Record

Last week as I was hustling to make the light at 5th and 51st to get to St. Patrick’s Cathedral the brisk winds and light rain made me tuck my hands in my pockets at the surprising cold. As they always are, New Yorkers were rushing to get to their destinations with packages or briefcases in hand, various languages were being spoken, the normal street sounds of taxis honking and police sirens were blaring, and, of course, a steady stream of Christmas music driftied in and out of each..... Read More

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