Archive for August 2018

Power Sharing

Do you have real power? I’m not talking about power like Superman (for us old people) or Mosaic (for everybody else). What I’m talking about is, do you have the power you think you wield around your office and among your peers?  Do you have the authority to take the kind of actions you challenge…

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Want to Know a Secret?

Is anything a secret anymore? It seems to me there has always been an attack on secrecy. The most recent onslaught on secrecy started with Wikileaks.  And, of course, there is the pervasive success of hackers to gain access to nearly anything they want.  And, the daily practice of publicly “leaking” confidential information about what…

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Being Vulnerable

Think back. When was the last day you can remember where not a single person asked, “How are you today?” In my office, it’s a commonplace greeting.  For close colleagues or walk-in clients, it’s the most common greeting I hear. And, although always posed as a question, it’s the one question that leads to the…

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Juicy Gossip

What comes out of your mouth reveals much about your character. Think about the people you know and what comes from their mouths. Through their mouths, people project wisdom, humor, profanity, pain, concern, and truth, just to mention a few personal idioms. It is through these words where people display what is on their minds…

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Success or Failure at Work

Have you ever been passed over for something you wanted? Maybe it was to be picked for a Red Rover team, passed over for a promotion, or lost an election. Regardless of what it was, nearly all of us have had the experience of failing to get something we wanted that we thought defined success.…

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Lonliness

What is the difference between solitude and loneliness? Solitude is defined as the glory of being alone.  Loneliness is the pain of being alone. The Small Business Person Solitude Starting a business follows a fairly predictable cycle.  The cycle begins by getting an idea and turning it into a business venture.  It’s your idea, so…

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The Cowardly Lion

Just face it, you are the Cowardly Lion. For those unfamiliar with the story, the Cowardly Lion was one of three characters Dorothy encountered on her journey to see the Wizard of Oz. This lion was not the ferocious type, but a meek and timid lion who desperately want to have courage.  He was the…

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Sense of Balance

Recently, I’ve had a problem with my back. In an attempt to fix it, I visited a physical therapist for treatment, and to learn how to stretch and exercise so I will not have this problem in the future. One of the exercises they recommended I do is designed to improve my sense of balance.…

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Open-Minded?

Although this sound odd, I’m concerned about having an open mind. Actually, I’m not concerned about me having an open-mind, but I’m concerned about what many think constitutes open-mindedness. We need to be open-minded but in terms of what honestly represents open-mindedness. Concern About Being Open-Minded I have seen several articles lately about being open-minded…

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