Category: Professional Development

  • Master Adversity Like A Pro

    Master Adversity Like A Pro

    -Get clear on what aspects of a difficult situation bother you most. (reprint from Authentic Success newsletter) A simple definition of adversity is anything that is not the way we want it to be. Because we all have different desires for what makes a successful and happy life, adversity and resilience, look different for each one of […]

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  • How to take flight in 2021

    How to take flight in 2021

     “The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill With the new year around the corner, you may be thinking about how you want things to be different. At the same time, you might remember how, in the past, you started off the new year with the best intentions only to lose steam by February. Have […]

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  • You Succeed According To How You Fail

    You Succeed According To How You Fail

    “Most things disappoint till you look deeper.” – Graham Greene, English novelist I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had their share of disappointment this year. We’ve all been discouraged at some point in our lives, but this year it was magnified times ten! From career and business expansion to travel and wedding plans to health and wellbeing, […]

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  • To Thrive, Embrace Your Inner CEO

    To Thrive, Embrace Your Inner CEO

    “If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself…self-discipline.” – Harry S. Truman  The pandemic has thrown most of us into a tailspin. It has disrupted our comfortable and familiar routines. We have had to adapt to continually changing restrictions, conflicting news about the virus and economic volatility due to the […]

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  • How Emotions Impact Decisions

    How Emotions Impact Decisions

    “Emotions are not reactions to the world; they are your constructions of the world.”― Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain Barbara lost her job in the travel industry during the pandemic. She’s looking for opportunities in other sectors that have more growth potential. Recently, Barbara interviewed for […]

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  • How Assumptions Block Authentic Communication

    How Assumptions Block Authentic Communication

    “Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” – Rudyard Kipling (reprinted from Authentic Success Newsletter) If you want to excel at communicating, commit to inquire more and assume less. Unless highly aware, you will likely interpret the meaning of others’ words and deeds through the filter of your experience and […]

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  • Why Authentic Leadership Matters

    Why Authentic Leadership Matters

    We live and work in a world packed with so much information, we exhaust ourselves trying to separate fact from fiction. So, when it comes to our leaders and influencers, we want direction and guidance that is simple, clear and honest. According to The Leadership Challenge, Sixth Edition, based on 3 decades of research and more than 1.3 […]

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  • A Mindset of Commitment and Passion

    A Mindset of Commitment and Passion

    Portrait: US Army (USA) Brigadier General (BGEN) John H. Stanford What happens when we decide to be “all in”? Why does it feel good and why is it good for us? Recently, I had the good fortune to facilitate a board of directors retreat for a local chapter of a national charity. I was once […]

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  • The Power of Awe

    The Power of Awe

    Can awe make you happier, smarter and less time-crunched? We often don’t think about awe until we experience it. If you have ever witnessed the vastness of the Grand Canyon, watched an inspiring performance or listened to an astronaut speak of the Earth from the vantage point of hundreds of thousands miles away in space, […]

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  • Gratitude-A Culture Strategy

    Gratitude-A Culture Strategy

    Thanksgiving is a traditional time of year we stop and metaphorically “smell the roses” giving thanks and appreciation for what we have. What if gratitude were a strategy for better work as well as a better life? It can be. Especially in the areas where entitlement and low engagement are an issue. Gratitude increases positive […]

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