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Networking Not Working? 6 Strategies for the Intrepid Schmoozer

Ask any leader about the keys to business success, and ‘relationships’ will likely be among his or her  top responses. Business gets done through people. Collaboration is king. And partnerships can lead to profits. But strong, productive relationships don’t magically appear. They are nurtured and cultivated over time. And they had to begin somewhere… frequently…

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Auditing Antidotes: 10 Ideas for Reconnecting, Revitalizing, and Recommitting

Last week, I shared with you how a yoga instructor’s admonition “don’t just audit your practice” prompted me to consider how the act of auditing happens in all dimensions of life… including work. But let’s be honest. Life and energy are in constant flux and flow. It’s only natural that some days we feel more…

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Are You Just Auditing? 3 Sure-Fire Signs

During a recent early morning yoga class, the instructor admonished the group with five words that have haunted me ever since: “Don’t just audit your practice.” I was guilty as charged… but not just at yoga. How frequently do we audit other dimensions of life – relationships, even work? In an educational setting, auditing a…

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A Few Words on Focus at TEDx

In November, I had the privilege of delivering my first TEDx talk on a topic of particular interest to me: focus. Although my focus has served to support my personal advancement and achievement, it’s also done damage that I haven’t really talked about… until now.

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Career Conversations: It’s All About Becoming Unbalanced

Supporting employee development. Learning about others. Exploring options and possibilities for growth. What do all of these conversations have in common? To be effective, they require you to become completely unbalanced. I’m not suggesting developing vertigo or psychological problems… quite the opposite. What I am suggesting is a different – more effective – approach to…

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Building the Organizational Habit of Career Development

Let’s be honest. Engaging in career conversations is not that hard. It’s inherently simple to talk with other people about what they’re good at, what they’re interested in, and where they see themselves going. It’s good for business to understand and leverage the capacity of all employees. It builds trust, loyalty, and engagement… which in…

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