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    Pay Attention

    We’ve heard this since time immemorial.

    From the time we were in kindergarten and first grade all the way through college and into our professional careers.

    Pay Attention

    One of my favorite movies is “Inside Man” where the main character Dalton Russell, played by Clive Owen, says something near the end of the movie.

    He …

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    Yes, Education is The Way Forward

    No matter where you are in your career you know things.

    You actually know a lot more than you think.

    Sometimes we get down on ourselves for not knowing about X or Y or Z.

    The fact is that we know so many things that if we wrote them all down we’d be writing for …

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    Do You Embrace Change?

    It was astonishing to learn that a previously successful speaker could not easily transition to the newer way of doing business. Ironically, the newer way includes being social online, and we all know that is no longer new. You can guess he is rapidly moving backward and doesn’t know what to do.

    “Recognizing a problem …

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    No One Makes Time…

    How many times have you heard …

    Sorry, I just can’t find the time.

    Or, something like that.

    Guess What?

    No one finds time. No one makes time.

    You prioritize time.

    Show me your calendar and I’ll tell you what you prioritize

    This is an old adage that I believe becomes more and more true …

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    20 Questions to Help Yourself Figure out Your Passion

    Figuring out what you are passionate about and what you want to do for the rest of your life as a career can be quite difficult because there are countless options. Did you ever step back from everything for a few minutes and think about where your career is going and what you can do …

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    Are you a Body, a Brain or a Business Partner?

    When you are looking for a job you should know which one you want to be. Perhaps you are all three. In fact, most of us are.

    Perhaps you have been one or the other for much of your career. Think back to your first jobs … fast food, delivery services, retail store, etc. I’ve …

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    Develop Leadership Capability by Taking Responsibility

    Have you ever been in meetings where someone backs away by essentially saying ‘that’s not my job’ although it is? Taking responsibility for areas related to your job is essential for maintaining credibility. At the very least, offer to make an introduction to the person in charge. When you wish to advance your career or …

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    When the Grass Seems Greener

    Life sometimes feels too stressful and serious. The pressure we put on ourselves, in addition to that of partners, management, and employers, will add considerable stress.

    One good remedy is to call a good friend who understands the situation and can provide sound suggestions. With nearby friends, arrange to meet on occasion for lunch or …

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    Just Answer The Question

    We all know that politicians are incapable of answering the question being asked.

    But, you don’t need to take your queues from politicians.

    Even if you ARE a politician you should seek to …

    Just Answer The Question

    Consider:

    When was the last time you answered the question that was asked of you?

    Think about …

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    If You Have Only One Week What Will You Do?

    If one week is all you have left, what will you do? Many frequently forget to appreciate what is in front of them while time slips away. Too many disturbances get in the way having most people choosing to remain in their comfort zone.

    Is there any reason you can’t do all of what you …

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