Monthly Archives: February 2011

Leadership: The Difference Between Happiness and Misery

“The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another. . . Some of those situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others: … Continue reading

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Core Values (or placebos?)

“As we grow as a company, it has become more and more important to explicitly define the core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategies.”  ~Zappos Core Values.  We write and talk about them … Continue reading

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Is Your "Big But" Getting in Your Way?

“Side trips and ego trips are fun, but they keep me from reaching my intended destination within the time I have to work with.” Consider a brief case study: I just got off the phone with my good friend, an … Continue reading

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Practicing the Groundhog Day Principles for Positive Change

Each of us has our own version of Groundhog Day, repeating the same behaviors over and over and getting the same, less than satisfying results.  But do you recognize your own unique, less than desirable version of yourself that keeps … Continue reading

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5 Things Leaders Do to Help New Team Members Fit In

There is much more to effective team building than planning fun activities so that team members are somewhat comfortable with one another.  Team Building is an Organization Development technique for improving a work group’s performance and attitudes by clarifying group … Continue reading

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Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

Leaders dream, and they often dream big. What are your dreams?  What do you honestly dream of having, doing, becoming?  These are important questions and, ironically, they are as critical to the person seeking more focus as they are to … Continue reading

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