The Universal Question that All High Achievers Ask Themselves

 

We've all had dreams and goals in life, right?

Since you were a kid, you were dreaming of what you might do or become--veterinarian, Olympic athlete, Superman. Funny how accountant never made the list!

But what distinguishes those who actually go out and achieve the big things they set...

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The Two Areas in Business Where You Need to Be Ruthless

As we move into an era of enlightened leadership, the old command and control model is being replaced by a more collaborative, agile, and authentic style of leadership.

But there are two critical areas where it's important to be ruthless.

Not Game of Thrones style, as you'll see.... 

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How to Manage Your Emotions With People Who Annoy You

Have you ever worked with or for someone who just pushed your buttons--the ones labeled “irritating, obnoxious, annoying” or something similarly, well, negative?

If you’ve been in the working world for any length of time, chances are you’ve come across people with whom you...

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How to Get Promoted Faster

In my first week of work at my summer internship between my first and second year of business school, I received some of the best career advice I’ve ever gotten from a boss.

“You’ll never get promoted just for doing your job.  You’ve got to go beyond your job...

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Don’t Ramble! How to Communicate with Impact

Have you ever been in a meeting where, despite your best efforts to look like you were paying attention, your eyes just glazed over and your mind wandered as the person who was speaking droned on incessantly without making any discernible point?

Worse yet, have you been the stupor-inducing person...

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Why You Shouldn’t Settle for a Job You Don’t Like

Recently, I was working with a client we’ll call Fred. Fred had been at his company for almost 15 years, and had built up great expertise in a specialized function.

He was making good money, he was seen as an important and respected leader who helped drive the revenue growth that made his...

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Three Tips to Create a Career with Social Impact

We spend the majority of our waking lives at work. Those hours need to have meaning for us, or else we risk looking back and wondering why we invested so much of our most precious commodity--time--without anything of significance to show for it beyond a 401K account and some t-shirts with the...

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How to Crack the Code on Employee Engagement

For as long as I can remember, employee engagement in the U.S. has hovered right around 30%, as measured by the Gallup organization. Conventional wisdom holds that engaged employees are productive, profitable, value-adding employees.

And roughly 50% of the workforce has been disengaged, with the...

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How Neuroscience Can Make Your Company More Innovative

What if you could dramatically increase your company’s success rate with innovation? And what if you could do that quickly, without making a huge investment in new technology or training?

With advances in neuroscience, we now have insight into the “personality signature” of...

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This is Your Brain on Leadership

Using Neuroscience to improve leadership effectiveness and workforce engagement

 

To say that much has been studied and written about leadership is an understatement. A quick search in Amazon’s book section reveals over 180,000 books on the topic. Hundreds, if not thousands, of...

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