Category Archives: Advice to the Next Generation of Leaders

Why Being Too Responsive Is Bad

Are you a highly responsive person? Are you so easily triggered that you respond in an uninterrupted A to B sequence that leaves no breathing room for hesitation, reflection and choice? How does a trigger actually work within us? Why … Continue reading

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Two Words that Will Kill Any Conversation

It doesn’t matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you’re in a conversation and you start your sentences with one of these words (or both), the message to your recipient is “You are wrong.” What are these … Continue reading

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Win the Big Ones – Let Go of the Rest!

The most common problem faced by the very successful executives I meet is wanting to win too much. Winning is, of course, not bad thing — quite the opposite. But the desire to win can become a problem, especially when … Continue reading

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Do You Choose Your Arguments Wisely?

The #1 bad habit of successful people is winning too much. It is easily the most common behavioral problem I observe in successful people. You might think this is okay. How can winning too much be a problem? Isn’t winning … Continue reading

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Are You Using Your Genius to Improve Things?

Like many young Ph.D. students, I was deeply impressed with my own intelligence, wisdom, and profound insights into the human condition. I consistently amazed myself with my ability to judge others and see what they were doing wrong. I thought … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Hi-Po’s to Start Their Careers Off Right!

First, it’s tough out there and it is probably only going to get tougher. Job security is a thing of the past. The days of the “company man (or woman)” are gone. Like it or not, even if you start … Continue reading

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Are You Triggered Toward Success or Doomed to Failure?

This is an incredibly important question to answer, and it holds significant and long-term ramifications for those who are just starting out in their careers. Being triggered toward success means that instead of blocking you from your goals, you are … Continue reading

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