Category: Personal Development

Bass Voice Lessons

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I am blessed with a fairly distinctive bass speaking voice. That was a good thing when public speaking was one way I made my money. My speaking voice opened up opportunities for me. It was part of the reason I wound up doing a short commentary segment on my local NPR station. I’ve learned to use my speaking voice  »  Read More

The Bronx Science Lessons

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In the fall of 1959, I took an hour and a half subway ride for my first day at the Bronx High School of Science. Every year, some 30,000 students take the admissions exam. About 800 are invited to come for that first day. “Science,” as it’s called, is one of the best high schools in the country. It was  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your strength can be a weakness

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Every coin has two sides. The strengths that bring you success can also bring you down. It happens because you may use those strengths even when they are a poor choice for the situation or when they rub others the wrong way. It happens because you can become prideful and don’t encourage the contributions of other  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go beyond the company programs

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Your company probably has training programs. They may have a mentoring program or provide help with your leadership development. Wring every bit of value you can out of those programs, but do more. Follow up on the resources you hear about during training. Set up your own plan for development and improvement. Seek out  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Personal improvement in 90 days

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Wise observers from Peter Drucker to Jack Canfield suggest that 90 days is a productive amount of time to work on a self-improvement project. It seems long enough to make some significant progress. It’s short enough so you can re-evaluate regularly. Next time you want to establish a new habit, learn about a special  »  Read More

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