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Change is Good for You, Really!

What if we could view change as good for our health? The research tells us that it actually is – but only if we buy in to the outcome. If we don’t, we perceive it as stressful and we know that’s not good.  In other words, our belief about the benefit of change will effect…

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How to Make Your Message Memorable

If you want to change something (and don’t you?) then you simply must be concise. If you really want to get people to change their mind or take action then you’ll need to make your message memorable. Complex messages don’t drive change. Complexity can be right for some situations but so many of the business…

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3 Ways to Motivate Change

No matter how cool, calm and collected professionals may look or what they might be willing to admit, change makes them nervous. You might hear it in a tone of voice, see it in body language or sometimes hear it stated right up front. I recently had a conversation with a senior executive who has…

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How to be a Hit at your Next Networking Event

It’s schmoozing time! Freshly poured wine in hand, you face a room full of people you’ve never met. It’s noisy and everyone seems to be engaged in conversation.   Scanning the room for anyone you might know (even the slightest bit), you realize there’ll be no safe harbor. You’ll need to jump into a sea of…

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Don’t be Late! Seriously, don’t be.

Of all the things that we’re willing to waste, I think for most of us, time is near the bottom of the list. So why do we waste other people’s time? Recently, I waited outside for a fellow professional – for 20 minutes. When she arrived, she muttered a half-hearted apology. Wow, after 20 minutes…

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Never be Thrown Under the Bus

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s a bus! …and it might be coming your way. To be “thrown under the bus” is a phrase so commonly used it seems that we don’t even question it. It’s part of our daily conversations and that means it’s part of our thought process.  What we’re talking about is…

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Re2pect: Two Lessons from Derek Jeter

The 20-year career of Yankee Derek Jeter concluded this past weekend. So much as been written and said about him but it all comes down to one word: Respect. This summer, the Washington Post published an excellent article (by Thomas Boswell) in anticipation of his retirement. Reading it again, I was inspired to share what…

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Great Leaders in the NFL? Yes, they’re there

“Are you ready for some football?” or maybe just a leader you can respect? The NFL is in the news a lot these days for the numerous cases concerning violent acts on the part of players – and the uncertainty that NFL leadership has about how to deal with it but it’s not all bad…

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Can we say Elevator “Catch?”

A “pitch” is thrown but isn’t it more important that it gets caught? We’ve been using that term “pitch” for years. The whole approach to sales has changed in the meantime. Sales people need to build relationships. Sometimes you might also hear the term “elevator speech” but who wants to give a speech, or hear…

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