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Don’t Let the “Vulcan Mind Squeeze” Get You

Don’t Let the “Vulcan Mind Squeeze” Get You

Last Saturday my husband spent the day playing golf with his older brother and our 14-year-old nephew. I knew that he would enjoy the day and I love that golf is something that brings them together. In the Jackson family, everyone plays golf. My husband and his brother grew up playing together and competing against one another on the course. It is a source of great camaraderie, bonding and competition. Read More
2 Proven Secrets  to Avoid Decision Fatigue

2 Proven Secrets to Avoid Decision Fatigue

Some days, you leave work at 5 p.m. ready to pick up the kids, make a three-course meal, help a friend with a garage sale, and hit the gym. Others, you walk in the front door and collapse on the couch, binge watch your favorite TV show, order in Chinese and pour a glass of wine. Both days your "work" was just sitting at your desk, but one left you far more physically exhausted. Why? Read More
Is Your Responsiveness Damaging your Leadership Brand?

Is Your Responsiveness Damaging your Leadership Brand?

Last week’s blog focused on the importance of building a good leadership brand, and pointed out that you create a brand through your intentional or unintentional behavior, “like it or not”. One aspect of behavior that is especially impactful to one’s brand reputation is that of timely responsiveness. Same principle applies here…you send a message whether you communicate or not! Leaders need to understand that WHEN they respond is as important as their message, and in some cases, even more. Read More
Like It Or Not… You Are Building a Leadership Brand

Like It Or Not… You Are Building a Leadership Brand

During a recent trip to New York City, my sons, who are huge basketball fans, were eager to visit the NBA Store. As they were shopping I visited with the associates in the store about the current state of the NBA. Inevitably, Kevin Durant’s recent defection from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors came up. I was curious what their “take” was on the situation since they were not likely to be as biased as the fan base in Oklahoma City. Read More
Rethinking Downtime… Why our Brain Needs More!

Rethinking Downtime… Why our Brain Needs More!

Every once in awhile I’m afforded the luxury of waking up in the morning and to lie there for a while just thinking. Many insights pop into my head and I am able to work things out in my mind. Occasionally, some new idea sneaks in and surprises me with its ingenuity. Seems like my best thinking is in the morning after a good night’s sleep. I have the greatest clarity then, not clouded by events of the day or emotional reactivity. As I was reflecting upon this, I thought about........ Read More

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