Candor
The Don Rickles School of Praise: When There’s Too Much of a Good Thing
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Last week I wrote about the business case for being nice. I stand by the article and the cited research flaunting the benefits of leadership based in trust
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Have a Fear of Losing? Self-Esteem Won’t Help, You Need Self-Compassion
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What motivates you to pursue success? I’m not referring to money or fame; those are the products of success. What I’m asking is when you set your sights
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Camaraderie
Is Your Motivational Style Reliant Upon Being Supportive? A Competition-Based Culture May Be More Impactful
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Leaders are always searching for new ways to motivate their team. Incentives help, as do training, inspiration, and goals, but there’s one resource you
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Ashton Kutcher’s Three Lessons for Success
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Inspiration often comes from unlikely places…like the Teen Choice Awards. I don’t typically watch award shows and I am certainly not in the intended demographic
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Kimmy Schmidt on the Ten Ways to Foster a Culture of Flow
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Do you have any of those annoying colleagues who dare to be consistent beacons of optimism? Whether it is a pre-coffee Monday morning or a post-lunch Friday
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Wu-Tang Clan on Long Term Planning
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How far ahead do you tend to think? Five years? Five months? Five days? What about 88 years? That’s Wu-Tang Clan’s strategic time line. If you are unfamiliar
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Culture
Can’t Wait for This Brand New Year? The Waiting May Make It Better
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Tom Petty once sang that waiting is the hardest part. Looking ahead to the entertainment slated for 2016, I think he’s right. How can you not eagerly anticipate
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Weekender: Barack Obama and Jerry Seinfeld on Maintaining Perspective
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Welcome to another edition of leadersayswhat’s the Weekender, a bean’s worth of thought to start your weekend on the right track. Why just a bean (versus
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Was Luke Skywalker the First Millennial? Embrace This Generation to Avoid the Dark Side
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It’s Star Wars Week at leadersayswhat and I could not be more excited. I’ve had my ticket to Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens in IMAX 3-D for weeks (thanks Paul!
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Yoda on Regulating Your Emotions
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As we continue Star Wars Week, I am making every effort possible to contain my excitement for this weekend’s extravaganza. Like the Jedi Master I yearn
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