Category: Success

2019 is a New Year. Or is it?

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The new year begins at one minute past midnight on January 1. That’s just on the calendar. Your 2019 will be a whole lot like your 2018 unless you make specific changes. Resolutions are not enough. Hope won’t do the trick. Miracles happen, but you can’t plan for them. Meaningful change starts with two things. You  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Count the Yes Votes

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Being a boss can be tough. It’s challenging and fast-moving and there’s lots of frustration. Maybe that’s why so many of us count the No votes. We think about the team member who’s troublesome and forget the six engaged team members. Or we obsess on one negative comment in our evaluation and ignore  »  Read More

2 Magic Words

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“May I have some more ice cream?” “What’s the magic word?” “Please, may I have some more ice cream?” I’ve been on both sides of that conversation. I’ve been the kid who wanted more ice cream and I’ve been the parent who suggested it was possible if only the asker would use the magic word, “Please.”  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Commitment and commitment and commitment

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Resolutions are fine. Goals are great. But commitment drives the engine of performance. Without commitment resolutions and goals are just hope. So, ask yourself the following. Am I committed to my goals? Am I committed to my commitment to my goals? Am I so committed to my commitment to my goals that I will do what is  »  Read More

The Big Power of Small Wins

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I was in the Marines during the 50-mile hike craze of the 1960s. President Kennedy challenged Americans to walk 50 miles in 20 hours or less. Just to show that he could, Robert Kennedy did a 50-mile walk in freezing temperatures and in his dress shoes. Four of his aides dropped out along the way. Soon, a variety of groups  »  Read More

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