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Feeling Anxious? Good!

Does anyone enjoy feeling anxious? How can it be good?   Anxiety for its own sake may not feel wonderful - but it the emotion is powerful. The power of anxiety can be "harnessed" and used...
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Why Engagement Should Matter to YOU

In my line of work, I hear a lot about Employee Engagement.    There are engagement surveys, strategies for engaging employees, and the costs of disengagement....
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STATE before STRATEGY

Ever feel like you’ve tried every strategy, every approach, every angle, every tactic, over and over, and yet, you still cannot get that underperforming employee to meet expectations?...
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What Impact Will You Make on Others?

In my Coaching for Excellence class, we start with an "enlightening" activity. Participants are asked to recall a person who acted as a coach to them, sometime during their lifetime. It could...
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Curiosity or Expertise?

Remember the joy of wonder? The spark of curiosity? For children, these are easy to come by. Kids are naturally open to the world and question everything. As we grow up, we learn that it is...
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Exactly 600 Seconds - GO!

You’ve got just 600 seconds… 559 - 558 - 557 - it goes quickly, 556 - 555 - 554 - so grab their attention and KEEP it!   600 seconds. That’s all the time you have to grab...
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How to find your true genius

 Happy Monday!  This week I want to talk about working from your strengths.  Working from your strengths is a wonderful way to work, and I am a big fan of knowing your strengths...
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I Got a Gold Star!

Do you remember the GOLD STARS in grade school? I don't know if it's a "thing" anymore, but I remember feeling good when I got a gold star for "being a good friend," or "turning my work in on...
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Why you need a personal development plan

Claire Laughlin here, and I want to talk to you today about the amazing practice of building a personal development plan. First, what is a personal development plan? In this context, I’m...
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I Feel Like I’m Cheating

When I was a kid in grade school, teachers stood in the front of the classroom and tried to fill our heads with volumes of the important facts, figures, and concepts that we would need to be...
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