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How to Tell a Phony from a Professional

Randy was a wonderful coaching client, the CEO of a large service firm and an incredibly cheerful guy. Having dinner with him was usually great fun, but it wasn’t on this particular night. Randy approached the table and greeted me … Continue reading

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“Make Every Day Your Masterpiece!”

This is a great quote by John Wooden, one of the most loved and respected coaches of all time. Let’s think about it. How does it apply to triggers? If every day were our masterpiece, we would undoubtedly be very … Continue reading

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A Valuable Lesson in Gratitude

I love my job! The only tough part of my profession is that I travel constantly. On American Airlines alone, I have over 11 million frequent flyer miles! Have you ever seen the movie Up in the Air, starring George … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Boost Your Confidence as a Leader

For many leaders, especially those just starting out, exhibiting confidence and strength in their role as leader is something that they often tell me they would like to develop. They know, and rightly so, that self-confidence and self-esteem are important … Continue reading

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Why Do We Resist Change?

Because we’re deluded! We all delude ourselves about our achievements, our status, and our contributions. We Overestimate our contribution to a project; Have an elevated opinion of our professional skills and standing among our peers; Exaggerate our project’s impact on … Continue reading

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How Successful People Set Goals and Follow Through

The typical advertisement or “infomercial” – designed to help people “get in shape” – provides a great example of what not to do in goal-setting. The message is almost always the same, “For an ‘incredibly small’ amount of money – … Continue reading

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20 Behaviors Even the Most Successful People Need to Stop

As a 10-year board member of the Peter Drucker Foundation, I had many opportunities to listen to Peter Drucker, the world’s authority on management. During this time, Peter taught me some very important lessons about life and leadership. One of … Continue reading

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8 Things Successful Leaders Do

Being successful as a leader can be hard. As demands on leaders increase, there is less time to focus on making the changes you need to make to do the job successfully. It’s a significant challenge to overcome because as … Continue reading

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