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Want to Kill Young Workers’ Motivation and Drive? Utter These 4 Words

Commencement season is in full bloom. And many organizations are looking forward to an influx of freshly-minted graduates within their ranks. Potential and excitement fill the air. The opportunity to develop, inspire, engage, and grow these new workplace entrants is great. So is the potential to kill their motivation and drive… with just four small […]

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Where’s Your Bubble?

For years I’ve wanted to take a ceramics class. I remember the satisfying feel of clay in my hands as a kid.  And while I’m no Demi Moore, I could envision losing myself in art at a potter’s wheel. So my daughter and I headed out last weekend for an afternoon adventure with Clay, the […]

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Introverts Rule (Quietly)

For most of my professional life, I’ve admired and envied the extroverted leaders around me.  Ahhhh, to demonstrate such confidence, energy, and power. For decades, I believed that at some point – after a lot or professional experience, after having my own business, after working with executives and Fortune 100 companies, after writing a book […]

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Everything I Needed to Know About Leadership, I Learned… When My Kids Entered Kindergarten

Move over, military.  There’s a new leadership development setting in town! For most of the twentieth century, leaders grew up primarily through their military experiences, developing the models, approaches, and skills that would eventually extend to the workplace. But, as enlistment in the armed forces has systematically dropped, potential leaders have had to find other […]

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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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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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