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treat faiilure as the tuition you pay to succeed
Failure truly is the tuition you pay for career success. Katina Solomon at OnLineCollege.org has created a list of "50 Famously Successful People Who Failed at First." These people come from all walks of life. But they shared one characteristic in common - the commitment to their own career success. Katina has graciously allowed me post her list here: 50 Famously Successful People Who Failed at First Not everyone who's on top today got there with success after success. More often than not, those who history best remembers were faced with numerous obstacles that forced them to work harder and...

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why we can't keep our new year's resolutions
Now, a word about the goals you've just set for this year: 92% of people don't follow through on New Year's Resolutions or adhere to their Goal Planning by January 10th so this is NOT another blog about setting goals and keeping resolutions! Yes, its important to have SMART goals and to plan out your year. But writing down goals and plans is not what will make them actualize? YOU have to make them come true. You can get so wrapped up in doing tasks that you forget the real secret to having the BEST year of your life: your success...
What prevents us from making the changes we know will make us more effective leaders? Great question. I may be the only executive educator who actually measures whether the participants in my leadership development courses actually do what I teach--and then measures if they are seen as becoming more effective leaders. At the end of my sessions, I ask leaders (who have received 360-degree feedback) to follow up with their co-workers and ask for ongoing ideas about how they can continue to become more effective. A year later, about 70% do some version of this recommended follow-up (as reported by their...
how to make good decisions
Discernment means a time to reflect or stop in order to distinguish between differences or perceptions. There are numerous discernment definitions on the Web. Discernment in Wikipedia means "to describe the process of discerning God's will for one's life." As a practicing contemplative, for me it means being able to respond to my highest courageous will (as Spirit intended). Coming from one's courageous will is easier said than done. Regardless of your discernment definition a concrete exercise can come in handy to reveal your courage. One of the exercises I learned in a Nine Month Contemplative course I took in...
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"We had a plan in place to move forward with pricing. She was in the situation and just went with the idea that came to her mind. She needs to think instead of react.” My client's boss' comment about her performance. My sister in law told me about her day last week as a pre-school teacher: “I came home and snapped at the kids.” How about you? Do you think, or do you react..some would say "over-react?" Usually when you react it is because you perceive that something is beyond your control, and will either lead to a bad outcome (i.e., my client...

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