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A 65-Year-Old Thanksgiving Message for Today’s World

It’s Thanksgiving for those of us in the States.  It’s time to pause and reflect, and give thanks for all that we are blessed with. The following Thanksgiving message was written by Wilferd Peterson in 1952. Wilferd Arlan Peterson (1900–1995) was an American author who wrote for This Week magazine (a national Sunday supplement in […]
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Boredom at Work: 6 Tips to Change It

Boredom at work may be more common than we let on. I hear from some of the clients I coach that not every day is filled with excitement and passion for their work. Although they may be doing what they love in careers they’ve worked long and hard for, sometimes tasks are routine. Others may […]
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The Emotion We Won’t Admit:
Boredom at Work

Even though you may have a great job, you can still experience boredom at work. Who hasn’t been sitting at the computer when a restless feeling starts gnawing away and thoughts meander anywhere but on the task required? “Boredom is an aversive state characterized by dissatisfaction, restlessness, and weariness,” Andreas Elpidorou, a University of Louisville […]
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Leadership Development:
Leading from an Integral Level

Ongoing leadership development is the most important key to leading successfully. Anyone who has led a team or business for any length of time with any degree of success can tell you that it requires continually evolving one’s skills, of both mental and emotional capacities. What gets you to one level of responsibilities in an […]
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How to Set WAYPOINT Goals

Sometimes setting a SMART goal isn’t enough. What I’ve found in coaching scores of high functioning business people is that goals need to be genuinely relevant, engaging and personal. That’s how I came up with setting WAYPOINT goals. A WAYPOINT statement will be: Written— You are taking the time to write down the WAYPOINT for […]
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SMART Goals and WAYPOINTs:
What Truly Matters

I’m been writing about SMART goals, Stretch goals, and different systems that work when it comes to being focused, productive and more importantly, on task for what truly matters to you. Most people are familiar with SMART criterion: Specific – target a specific area for improvement. Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator […]
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The Inner Game of Leaders:
From Effective Leader to Great Leader

If a leader wants to truly excel, he or she will need to develop the inner game as much as outer competencies. I’ve been writing about what makes a leader effective and the four promises that we expect all leaders to keep. To become a more effective leader, one must master leadership competencies, things like […]
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The 2nd Promise of Effective Leaders:
Engagement and Accountability

What do effective leaders do? How can you become more effective in your leadership position? In Mastering Leadership, authors Robert J. Andersen and William A. Adams break leaders’ responsibilities into a set of four universal promises of leadership: Set the right direction and create meaningful work Engage all stakeholders and hold them accountable for performance […]
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4 Promises of Highly Effective Leaders

How do you define effective leaders? I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a leader effective. I suppose you could look to the success of the business; a leader could be deemed effective if the company is a success. But success relies on many things outside the control of a CEO or senior leadership […]
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Leaders Who Drive Employee Engagement
Drive Financial Results

I’ve been intrigued by the impact of employee engagement on financial results. It’s long been my opinion that a focus on values and purpose drives financial results. From what I’m reading, employee engagement isn’t just a way for managers to assure that people at work aren’t wasting your time or your money. Engaging leaders who […]
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