We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment

By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEYMAY We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language,...

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What is Intuitive Intelligence?

How many times do we see a business leader make a decision without a lot of data, seemingly without deliberation, and make the right call? Not very often, in the “western” world. But every so often we encounter that rare leader who makes impossible decisions and, time...

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The cost of leadership

By: Annet Baingana “ He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose” - Jim Elliott, Missionary martyred in Ecuador. I once heard the story of a woman who sat in an audience watching an expert pianist play. Afterwards, she went up and told the...

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Be Creator of Leadership

How do you define leadership? What are the measures of leadership success? Where do you begin? You are a coach. You coach leaders. Sometimes you coach those who would like to be leaders. “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their...

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7 Signs You’re an Effective, Influential Leader

By Shana Lebowitz Successful bosses share these traits that command respect and inspire employee productivity. It's not always easy to gauge how you're doing as a boss. Your reports aren't always likely to tell you how you're undermining their performance -- or even...

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Driving Passion To Fulfill Your Purpose

John Baldoni How do you measure passion? This question was posed to me by a senior executive whom many would describe as passionate. He is energetic and enthusiastic as well as concerned and caring. He demonstrates passion in his work and in his life. Before we can...

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Living in the gap of goal achievement

MARA VIZZUTTI Working as an executive coach, I am privileged to partner with gallant, courageous individuals committed to their own growth and becoming the best leaders they can be! In the beginning stages of coalescing a coaching partnership, the focus of our...

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9 Practices for Achieving Emotional Maturity

SHERRIE CAMPBELL - CONTRIBUTOR Psychologist, Author, Speaker SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 Mental health is synonymous with maturity, and maturity is born of responsibility. You cannot be mentally or emotionally healthy if you are irresponsible. People with maturity understand a...

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Hiring a Career Coach: Is It Worth It?

By Julia VanDeren Have you ever considered hiring a career coach? The use of a coach has attracted considerable attention over the last decade, with various articles highlighting the thought process behind hiring one and why not hiring one “could be limiting your...

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Establishing a “Growth Mind-Set”

By Jeff Ursino, Trustee Pajaro Valley Unified School District I recently got the chance to sit in on a rally being held at Rio Del Mar School. What stood out to me besides the excited students is a concept that I was introduced to a few years ago, but is now in full...

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How to Cultivate a Culture of Feedback in Your Workplace

A dramatic shift in the job market has led many companies to use feedback to improve employee retention rates. Unlike in the past, employees feel less tied by loyalty to a company and freer to take on new opportunities. Millennials in particular have been slapped with...

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The Power of Positive Energy at Work

"A team of academics at the University of Michigan set out to prove that point by conducting a study that shows how a leader’s positive energy has a direct impact on productivity, absenteeism and commitment." by Anna Spiewak In today’s workaholic society—when we spend...

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Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen

"Very few companies intentionally work on their culture—in fact, many companies just let culture happen." by Alexander OsterwalderYves PigneurKavi Guppta JULY 07, 2016 Right now 7 out of 10 people in your organization are not actively engaged at work. Disengaged...

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To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind In Life

by Jamie Varon You don’t need more motivation. You don’t need to be inspired to action. You don’t need to read any more lists and posts about how you’re not doing enough. We act as if we can read enough articles and enough little Pinterest quotes and suddenly the...

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The Gift of Presence, the Perils of Advice

BY PARKER J. PALMER, COLUMNIST When my mother went into a nursing home not long before she died, my wife and I were told that, for a modest increase in the monthly fee, the staff would provide a few extra services to improve her quality of life. We gladly paid,...

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