Category Archives: motivation

Find Who You’re Becoming in the Magic of a Morning

by Sandra Ford Walston How do you feel about your work life? Are you living in joyful childlike innocence, or are you an overanxious, controlling adult? What identifies your personality at work? A clique? A job description?  One easy way to … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Integrate Courage into Our Daily Lives

by Sandra Ford Walston So much of our daily life is based on action and results. But what really is directing us? For those who truly want to make a difference and create a legacy filled with courage, you must be willing to step … Continue reading

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Howard Schultz’s Connection and Leadership

Howard Schultz is featured on the cover of Time and, as usual, he talks and cares about much more than how Starbucks will make more money. (Although he goes into that too). Here’s a sampling from his interview: On how … Continue reading

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Are your people afraid? How to minimize fear and maximize trust

by Judith E. Glaser Are your people afraid? I’m not asking if you are a bully or a bad boss, or about the fear about being punished for a well-thought-out plan or product launch that fails. I’m talking about something … Continue reading

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Stop the High Millennial Turnover with Career Development

Did you know that Millennials prefer career development to a cash bonus by 3 to 1? According to a PwC study, Millennials want to learn and develop their skills. If they don’t get this kind of training, they’ll leave for … Continue reading

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Are Your Best Managers Hiding in Plain Sight?

by Helen Whelan Over 80 % of the managers in companies aren’t cut out to be managers.  That’s according to several Gallup studies of hundreds of organizations, 27 million employees and more than 2.5 million work units over the past … Continue reading

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Personal Leadership Skills to Catapult Your Career

by Sandra Ford Walston “Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt “Doing” generally involves a list of things to accomplish : earn another certification, land a new account, secure another promotion. In … Continue reading

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How Successful People Make Themselves ‘Luckier in Life’

…and How You Can Too. by Craig Forman The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why. Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, … Continue reading

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True Grit. The #1 Predictor of Success Video

Success can seem ephemeral. How do we acquire it?  Does it happen because we’re lucky? Or, because we’ve worked really hard? Or, is it because we’re so smart? Psychology professor Angela Lee Duckworth, who studies the predictors of success, says … Continue reading

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Can Data Help Us Hire Better Talent?

by Helen Whelan Hiring the right person for a job can be difficult at best. Managers often hire people like themselves or focus too much on past experience. Lou Adler, a former executive search recruiter and author of “The Essential … Continue reading

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