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Taming Workplace Drama

I recently presented a 45-minute workshop on controlling drama to a packed room. We had to turn people away. I’d like to believe it’s because I’m awesome* as a presenter, but the truth is that we have too much drama in … Continue reading

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Creating Winning Teams

Last weekend, I accompanied my son and his marching band to Indianapolis for the Bands of America Grand Nationals. I’m no stranger to marching band (having been involved in high school), but at BOA, I saw some amazing stuff. I saw … Continue reading

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Is “Love What You Do” Dead?

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” (Marc Anthony) I believe that, if you are going to do something for 40+ hours a week, you should love what you do. There has been … Continue reading

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A Better New Year

Each January, with the clean slate of a new year ahead of us, we resolve to make a change or two in our lives. You know what I’m talking about — the infamous New Year’s resolution. While I am sure there are … Continue reading

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Efficiency doesn’t make you a leader

I was recently reminded (rather uncomfortably) about the difference between working for a manager and working for a leader.  When you step into a position where you will be responsible for people and the work that they accomplish, you need … Continue reading

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Forest, meet trees: 5 ways to maintain your confidence despite setbacks

Even though we don’t always admit it, we all have big dreams. I’m privileged to work with people who have the courage to chase some of those dreams. As I ride shot-gun through their journey, I can’t help but notice that it … Continue reading

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Millennials are AWESOME (and if you don’t think so, you aren’t using them correctly)

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. (George Orwell) I’m happy to see that there has been a rash of articles recently defending Millennials.  … Continue reading

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How strong is your work game?

Perhaps it’s the olympic spirit taking hold of me, but I’ve been thinking about competition a lot lately. We all know that active job hunters are competing for jobs, but did you realize that career employees need to compete for their jobs, too? Continue reading

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To move forward: Get out of your head

Change is a scary thing. Making big changes can be absolutely terrifying. Whether you are starting your own business, leaving an old job or just networking with new people, making these changes requires you to take risks. Continue reading

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