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Do Not Worry About the Next Step

Many people want to move forward, but they are worried about making the next step. They are concerned that they will make a mistake. Or look foolish. Or both. But the only way to move forward is to be willing … Read more

Cold, Hard Facts and Blue-Sky Optimism Help You Win

Have you ever been in a meeting with these kinds of people? On one side of the table you have the guy who exudes optimism. He gushes about how the team can achieve what you have never been able to … Read more

How to Deal with Problem Employees

When you think of the difficult people on your team, what do you think of? How do you perceive the problem employees on your team? Could it be that you are looking at them the wrong way? I’m not saying … Read more

You Don’t Have to Know What’s In Between

You can learn something for your professional career from the Oreo Mystery Flavor. Last fall Oreo announced a contest where the cookie brand offered everyone who submitted the correct flavor on their website could earn a chance to win $50,000. … Read more

How to Get the Most Out of Your Faith

I hear people say all the time that you just need to “have faith.” But what does that mean? And more importantly, why does it matter? If properly applied, faith can be a powerful force, but many people don’t understand … Read more

Why Embracing Criticism Will Make You Better

No one likes to be criticized. It’s not fun to be told what you did wrong. But criticism is exactly what we need to hear to get better. If you were taking a college writing course and got glowing remarks … Read more

How to Move Forward After a Job Loss

You walk into work on a Friday morning, thinking about all that you have to do that day and what you want to do that weekend. Soon after you get in, your boss calls you into his office. After you … Read more

How to Build True Self-Confidence

True self-confidence can be elusive. Even though people may project a confident exterior, they usually deep down harbor a lack of self-confidence. But people who genuinely are self-confident are oftentimes not self-aware. They don’t realize that their self-confidence is ill-founded. … Read more

How to Overcome Past Failures

Most people settle for what they can achieve in life. They don’t become all that they can be. Because they are not able to overcome past failures. Failure is not something we should fear. Instead we should look at failure … Read more

De-Mystifying Strategic Planning

Strategic planning seems overly complex to many people. There are many different methodologies to choose from in approaching the strategic planning process. But there are basic steps involved in all strategic planning processes, and understanding those steps will help leaders … Read more