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Stealing Happiness

Happiness is one of those things we all need, we all seek, and yet sometimes (oftentimes) we struggle to find it. We search and search and search. We look in all the right places. We try positive thinking, morning affirmations, self-help, self-care, setting and achieving goals, planning and going on vacations, and all the otherContinue reading Stealing Happiness

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Giving Thanks and Showing Appreciation

You’re excited you don’t have to go to work today, because it is Thanksgiving Day. (If you’re lucky enough to work for an organization that is closed today, you get a chance to relax and enjoy time with family or maybe just bathe in some well-deserved “me-time”.) Whatever your scenario, remember to take a momentContinue reading Giving Thanks and Showing Appreciation

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Feedback is for Narcissists

You’re finishing up a presentation and you feel like you could have done better. Sure, things went pretty well. You didn’t pass out or throw up at the front of the room, but you know it wasn’t your best work. So afterwards, you ask a couple of colleagues for some feedback. Of course, they regaleContinue reading Feedback is for Narcissists

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Change is a Four Room Apartment

You’re anxiously anticipating getting everyone back in the office. Human Resources is about to send out the email communication dictating how people will be coming back to the workplace. You’ve read the communication and you’ve talked with a few of your peers. Everyone is on board, but you all sense your remote workforce is lessContinue reading Change is a Four Room Apartment

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The Words We Use Say a Lot

You’ve asked one of your direct reports to see you in your office. It’s about a recent mistake they’ve made and you want to provide some feedback and maybe a little coaching. They enter the room sheepishly and slump down in the chair opposite your desk. You don’t want to beat around the bush, soContinue reading The Words We Use Say a Lot