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The One Question to Stop Asking Kids… and Ourselves

Think back to when you were a kid in the presence of adults. I’ll bet I can predict the question you were asked more than any other.  What do you want to be when you grow up? From a very early age, I remember the adults around me regularly making this inquiry. For a while,…

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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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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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Career Conversation: It All Starts with a Question

Career development is one of the most misunderstood management activities today. Too frequently it’s all about the forms, checklists, and annual deadlines. But genuine development doesn’t happen like that. It happens a little bit, everyday. And it happens thought conversation. In our research, we’ve found that managers don’t need to be suave, smooth, and rehearsed.…

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Which Would you Rather?

My daughter’s favorite way to pass the time on long trips is the game ‘Would You Rather.’ If you haven’t had the pleasure of playing, here’s a quick primer. One person asks the question, “Would you rather” followed by two equally unsavory choices. Example: Would you rather… eat peanut butter from between the dog’s toes or…

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