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Unhappy at Work? How to Tell Your Boss

If you’re ready to level up your superpowers, you may want to sign-up for my 7 Part free E-Course to a Happier and More Successful You or my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I had it all — a great company, terrific coworkers and a short commute. The only problem was I really didn’t like […]

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Why Curiosity is so Important in Your Career

The legend has it that when humans discovered the potato plant, many died because of it. They have eaten the fruits and leafs of the plant which turned out to be poisonous. Sad and angry, they gather all the potato plants (fruits, leaves, roots) they could find and set them on fire to wreck this […]

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Always Leveling Up

I got an opportunity to work for one of the best companies in the world. It’s an opportunity that I can’t pass up. Challenging myself is a big part of my work happiness. So when a headhunter emailed me in LinkedIn and asked if I was interested in working at USAA. I said YES! The […]

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How to Help Your Employees Feel Happier at Work

Leading someone to do what you want them to do and getting them to actually enjoy doing it isn’t easy. I’ve always been a hard person to lead. I like to do things my way. A lot of people like to do things their way or at least feel like it. Are you difficult to […]

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How to Resolve Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Last month I was talking with a client and we weren’t seeing eye to eye. I wanted them to try some new ideas because I wanted to see if we could improve our results. They were resistant. I don’t want to give too much detail away, but we hit an impasse. Of course we stayed […]

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10 Leadership Secrets From Top Business Books

Think about your boss for a moment. What do you think are the reasons for his success? What are his qualities that inspire you? Why do you want to become like him? Let’s learn about the answers to these questions by taking help of the leadership books. Leadership has got multiple facets and each and […]

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Should You Document Your Company’s Stories

Why do you think Legos are such a popular toy? I bet you can guess from the title of this blog post. Legos are popular because you can see your hard work come to life. Every Lego brick you stack the more your progress improves. You can see how the story unfolded. Many of your […]

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How to Say No to Soul-Sucking Tasks

You’re busy. I get it. You get lots of emails. You work a lot. You’re really important to lots of people. You usually get nods of approval when you talk about the depths of your busyness. But I’m not impressed. Look, everyone is busy. It’s not impressive anymore. Bragging about being busy is like a fish […]

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How Difficult Challenges Define Your Career

When you wake up in the morning what is usually your first thought? I need more sleep. I can’t wait to get today started. I wish I didn’t have to go to work today. The first thought is important, but the next thought is more important. What do you do with that first thought? If […]

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Why You Should Take The Time to Appreciate Your Progress at Work

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin It makes sense. You chip away at progress. It isn’t just a sprinkle of magic that leads to a finished project. It can feel like a little luck had something to do with it, but it’s always due […]

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