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  • Alternative options

    Alternative options

    At any point in your life, have you ever found yourself backed into a corner, uncertain how you were going to proceed? It may have been a tough client, a project gone awry, a personal relationship gone sour, or maybe a financial crisis. When this happens, there are a number [More]

  • Color Television

    Color Television

    If you are old enough to remember Black and White televisions, then you're old enough to remember how revolutionary color television was. If not, perhaps you remember how the microwave oven changed how the world cooked? Or what it was like without the internet, let alone Facebook, YouTube, or Google. [More]

  • Brain Operating System: Autopilot

    Brain Operating System: Autopilot

    DOS, Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS are all names of computer operating systems. They control the computer chips, memory, and give the device its unique personality. While we are certainly not computers, we too are controlled by a system: a Brain Operating System. Our BOS has a tremendous autopilot system: [More]

  • Career Performance

    Career Performance

    What do Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen, and Elton John all have in common? They are all musicians, all internationally famous, and they have all been writing music and performing for decades. But what accounts for their success? They had great teachers and mentors. They practiced their scales and rehearsed their [More]

  • All by myself

    All by myself

    The bane of the extremely capable is that they tend to do things themselves. They are masters of rationalization: it is faster if they do it. Only they have the experience or judgment to make the call. They don't have time to delegate. Or they don't know how. The result [More]

  • Sweat the small stuff – again

    Sweat the small stuff – again

    Why do some people have tremendous professional success, and others don't? It might be convenient to point to their superior intellect, drive, positive attitude, or just plain luck - none of which you feel you have. But often their success comes from a source far more mundane: they try harder. [More]

  • Influence

    Influence

    Governments use regulation to influence how we each make decisions, either through tax policy or laws. Business uses money to change our behavior, either through commission plans, bonuses, or advertising. But how do we, as individuals, change the attitudes and behavior of those around us? The key is our influence [More]

  • The Secret… System

    The Secret… System

    Are you one of those people who are organized, or are you prone to clutter? Do you always get things done, or do you sometimes let things slip? And are you calm under pressure, or do you get easily flustered? Often, professional success isn't just a question of intellect or [More]

  • Networking fundamentals

    Networking fundamentals

    With the change in seasons, the venues for networking may change, but not the fundamentals. Consider these five key networking concepts; are you doing them all? 1) Give to Get: Add value to your network by sending magazine clippings, web links, or other materials to them, without asking for anything [More]

  • Great Headlines

    Great Headlines

    Whenever you read the newspaper (remember those?), how often do you really notice the headlines? Headlines are designed to solicit interest: the editor who wrote them is trying to let you know what the article is about, while at the same time "selling" you on the importance of actually reading [More]

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