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navigating setbacks and change
Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough. It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you're actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don't always get advance warning of the risks ahead. When these do occur, they can put your carefully orchestrated plans in jeopardy. Do...
couragetransition
Now that summer is in full bloom, are you looking for ways to make new beginnings yourself? You've been seeing flowers popping their heads up, risking bad weather to bloom once more. If you've wanted to make some changes in your old habits but have been bogged down by winter's heavy gloom, now's the time to take a chance and go for it.  Here are some tips to help you start instituting the changes you want make. This summer try out a new perspective as you look at the world in a fresh, new way. You'll be better able to see...

Do you find yourself stuck doing the same thing over and over?   Do you getnegative energy stuck on replaying that negative conversation or running through what's wrong in your life,  but nothing changes?

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action to make change
 “Things do not change, we do.” Henry David Thoreau This short statement is a call to action that labels us as personally responsible for the directions our lives take.  If life is different than we wish it to be, merely waiting for something to change is like hoping to complete a marathon while keeping our feet planted at the starting line. Any scientist will tell you that change requires action. Many people know that they want change, but feel as though they are stagnant, uninspired or even stuck.  It is not uncommon to want change, but often we feel stuck because...

Light Yourself on Fire: The Key to Your Own Engagement

In doing the research for our new book, The Employee Engagement Mindset, we studied 150 highly engaged employees across industries, continents, cultures, and demographics. We interviewed them and observed themengaged workers in all sorts of situations, organizations, and environments. What is absolutely clear is that highly engaged employees think and behave differently. They have a different mindset. They may work in different organizations and do very different jobs, but there’s a consistent theme among them: They take primary responsibility for their careers, their success, and their fulfillment. They own their own engagement. They are the driving force.