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Goal Achievement is All Up To You, Dude or Dudette

Do you talk to yourself? I don’t mean out loud having conversations with yourself, which I have to say is harder and harder to tell who is crazy and who is talking on a headset today. The question is, what type of self-talk do you have when you talk to yourself in your head? The […]
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How to Be Strategic: The Discipline of Three

In this video, I’m sharing one BIG question and one essential tool to help you get more strategic. Along the way, I’ll introduce you to the best biscuits ever, use the “straight jacket” approach to help you get the focus …
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How did we lose our way?

On April 14 the Wall Street Journal ran an article about companies eliminating their HR departments. If you poll large enough population of corporate executives about the role of HR, a majority will tell you that HR is an obstacle to getting things done. A couple of weeks ago Robin Schooling, fellow HR blogger at HR Schoolhouse, stated she had asked a group of HR ladies how to increase employee engagement and their unanimous response was to hold a picnic. When we went to school many of us were taught to learn by the rote method. ...
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Carol Dweck on Learning to Fulfill Your Potential

Carol Dweck's diagram contrasts the "fixed-mindset" with the "growth-mindset." Those with a “growth mindset" recognize that struggles can be overcome with “effort, strategy and good instruction.” A description of her eureka moment, the basic research, how others have grown and how you can use her insights, follows the diagram. 

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Stanford’s Carol Dweck has spent her career studying failure and how people react to failure. Her research revealed that not all people react by breaking out in hives. Though most hated failure, some thrived under the challenge of failure. This was the puzzle for her.

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Where Will You Be One Year From Today?

One year from today, where will you and your career be? Where will you, your health and significant others be? More importantly, do you have a plan of how you are going to get there? Do you have goals established and written down? 

If you want to develop the direction and drive to accomplish your goals here are a couple of ideas to get you in motion:


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Attitude Audit Day

As I wrote on Friday your positive attitude is affected by your attitude attributes. Just like the IRS might, I am going to give you an attitude audit. This audit isn’t going to give you anything but a great, fat, positive return. To get your big, fat, positive return on your attitude audit, you have […]

Evaluate yourself honestly on these eight attitude attributes:

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Knowledge sharing paradox revisited

The knowledge sharing paradox is that enterprise social tools can constrain what they are supposed to enhance. People will freely share their knowledge if they remain in control of it because knowledge is a very personal thing. Knowledge workers care about what they need to get work done, but do they care about the organizational... Read more »
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May I have your attention please?

In a series of three blogs Lauri Brammeier explores the insights from Focus by Daniel Goleman “A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.” So says Daniel Goleman in his latest book, Focus – The Hidden Driver of Excellence.  For leaders to be effective in directing the attention of others though, they must first […]
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Whose Job Is It, Anyway?

Many people in organizations experience confusion from time to time due to changes in job roles or organizational structure, turnover in management or peers, or even the positive circumstance of company growth. But it’s becoming oddly typical for middle managers to express great frustration about their lack of role clarity. And unfortunately, even senior managers […]
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Good, Great, or Awesome – Which One Are You?

Are you the best at what you do? Everyone wants to be successful, however very few individuals achieve the type of success they envision. There are elements of success and depths of achievement of success which are only limited by an individuals’ desire, determination, dedication, and drive. That is what I call four-wheel drive! If […]