Why We Judge Others More Harshly Than We Judge Ourselves achievement advice effort interpersonal communication perspectives team Nov 21, 2023

To understand why people might have drastically different outlooks on life than we do, think of a kaleidoscope– we might have the same pieces, but the arrangement is different for each person, and therefore we see a different picture from one another. It’s not that we intentionally...

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Get on the Same Page with Clear Expectations advice business success clarity delegation expectations Oct 03, 2023

When someone tells you that they need something done “ASAP” or “by yesterday,” what does that mean to you? Is that a clear timeline for you to follow, or does it leave you guessing and panicking about how you will get the task done in time for when your boss/leader wants...

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Getting People to Perform in Business advice business employee developement employee motivation high performance Aug 29, 2023

When people first start in business, they often give their very best. They want to live up to their résumés and recommendations, and they want to make a good impression. Their motivation is high, even if their skill might be low in the beginning. Through training and development, we...

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Don't Let Stress Take the Reigns advice coping life direction self-talk stress management Aug 22, 2023

The biological system that alerts us of danger and draws attention to something that requires action is the sympathetic nervous system. In other words, it is the system that is activated when we feel stressed. There are many stressors that trigger the production of cortisol, which creates a surge...

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Why You Shouldn't Want to Fit In advice authenticity encouragement just be yourself purpose social norm stand out Jul 25, 2023

When we are young, we live authentically. We are true to ourselves because we aren’t taught to “fit in” until later in our development. When I was in elementary school, I never cared about fitting in. I loved to wear mismatched clothes, like princess t-shirts under striped...

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Setting an Example advice encouragement great leaders modeling Jun 20, 2023

Setting an example for the people that work for you does not have to involve any form of punishment. In fact, according to the Harvard Business Review, rewarding positive behavior is more action-motivating than punishing negative behavior. People naturally want to feel valued and appreciated. You...

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How to Stand Out in the Age of Information achievement advice great leaders stand out value May 17, 2023

 In a world where there is a plethora of information available at the touch of a button, leaders must fight to bring their companies to the forefront of a customer’s mind. The average attention span of a human is approximately eight seconds, which is a 25% decrease from 2000 to 2015....

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Where You Get Your Advice advice business success personal growth Dec 15, 2022

I listened to a speaker this week who was giving advice from Texas. One piece of advice I found to be really relevant was being cautious about where we get our advice. The piece of Texas wisdom was, “Never take advice from a naked man offering you his shirt.” Though it was intended to...

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One Piece of Advice advice choices kids Oct 19, 2022

I recently saw a question posted asking what one piece of advice you would want to give to your child for them to carry with them every day. It made me think about my own kids and the advice I hope they carry with them.

“In the end, everything is simply a choice.”

When my kids were...

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