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Keeping Your Commitments to Yourself

So as 2012 began, I set the goal of exercising every day for 30 days straight. I called it my exercise “streak.” Today is Day #33. Continue reading

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Positivity: If this 3 year old can do it, what about you?

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I Have Too Much On My Plate and I Don’t Mean Food! 9 Tips for Successful Delegation

How many times have you said that you have too much on your plate? Do you have too much to do and not enough time? Do you hold back from delegating because everyone is also busy? Continue reading

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Beyond Burnout: Tapping into the Brain to Motivate Your Team

Research on motivation and the role of the brain points to many important insights for leaders and managers trying to respond proactively to burnt out on their teams. Most importantly, leaders must understand that all motivation—whether at work or at play—share the same neural pathway. Tapping into that pathway is the job of the leader—and understanding the brain can help. Continue reading

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New Teleos article: How Awareness and Empathy Just Might Save the Planet

Part of the reason we can fail to act on our emotional intelligence is that we are held hostage by theories that originated during the Age of Enlightenment more than three hundred years ago. Many ideas and values that emerged during the first Industrial Revolution elevated reason and logic far above other human capabilities. But is it reason alone that allows us to rise to every challenge, rally people around a cause and face the future with power, passion and a plan? It was certainly not reason alone that sparked the uprising in Egypt, the fight against apartheid, the American Revolution or the language guaranteeing us the right to the pursuit of happiness and freedom in the United States Constitution. Continue reading

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What Really Motivates Us? A Coaching Story

In our world, we often find ourselves working with C-suite executives who don’t make the time or effort to give their direct reports regular, meaningful feedback. It’s not because they don’t care. It’s because they often don’t realize that what motivates virtually all of us is fairly simple: we want to know where we fit in and that what we do matters. Continue reading

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