3 Investments You Must Make to Stay Connected

  Effective leaders know deliberate learning is not optional, but a requirement of growth and success. Consistent learning demands an investment of time, money, and energy, but the price paid pales in comparison to the abundant returns in awareness, understanding, and the development of richer connections to people, places, and ideas. Which begs me to…

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Four Connected Ways to Keep Your Company Healthy

Lack of personal connection and the absence of human support is a struggle in most businesses today. Although companies can address this issue simply through understanding and better communication, many remain so singularly focused on profits, they are unaware of the insidious internal damage caused by poor morale. Here are a few things to consider…

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Decide to Thrive

Decisions, decisions. What is my vision for a perfectly wonderful life? Briana owns a successful insurance agency. Her daily routine includes providing timely quotes, handling claims for accidents and catastrophes, and expediting policy changes. With the power of the internet and electronic processing of payments and claims, clients anticipate immediate answers. Frequently barraged by a…

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To Survive in Business – Be More Like da Vinci

According to Walter Isaacson, biographer and author of Leonardo da Vinci,  an important takeaway from the genius painter is that “being curious about everything not only makes you more creative, it enriches your life.”  Turns out the artist who painted the Mona Lisa (and is often credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank)…

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All Respect Starts with Self-Respect

Chloe, a teeny fifth grade student worked the concession stand for basketball games to honor her student council volunteer requirement. One evening, a group of eighth grade boys approached the concession stand and proceeded to mock her petite frame.  Rather than shrink in the moment, Chloe looked them square in the eye and said, “I…

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5 Ways Leaders Show Respect

“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson   Without respect, relationships falter.  Everyone wants and needs to feel respected, and yet, research from a worldwide poll of over 20,000 employees shows that 54% of people report they don’t…

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Who’s Lying to You?

You’re being lied to.  You know it, or at least you suspect it. You’re surrounded by fakes, imposters, and liars.  And it’s everywhere. At work:  A Montclair University study about lying in the workplace discovered:  91% of participants “believed lying occurs to some degree in the workplace.” The top 10 lies included:  to cover up…

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