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How to Sell Your Solutions

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Your boss delegated an important project to you. Flattered to be trusted with the assignment, you also have grave concerns because of other priorities and limited resources. What do you do? Smile insincerely as you mumble obscenities under your breath. Lament that your manager doesn’t have a clue about what it takes to do your job. Dive in and hope for the best. Complain to your coworkers in the lunchroom. Implement Proactive Problem Solving—a tried and true technique for selling your  »  Read More

Gratitude is a Choice

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As solid science becomes popular knowledge, chances are you’ve read about how the quality of your life improves profoundly when you experience gratitude according to empirical research. But, I’m concerned that misperceptions or misleading interpretations about gratitude are being perpetuated through ill-informed articles and blogs. My SmartBrief blog tackles some of these misconceptions to help you develop the skill of gratitude. You’ll learn that gratitude is a choice. And, I hope  »  Read More

HIPO Programs Suck

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After decades working with self leaders and consulting with organizations on how to help them flourish, I have a few strong opinions about what works and what doesn’t. One of my primary pet peeves—HIPO Programs—is the topic for this month’s SmartBrief article. If you are a HIPO, I’d be curious to learn how you were selected as a “high-potential” employee. What characteristics do you have that make you higher potential than your coworkers? If you aren’t a HIPO, what are you? How  »  Read More

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