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Book and Lessons for Leaders and Staff Aug 31, 2023

My new book is now available on Amazon. (More retailers will come online soon.) While I had planned for a September 12th launch of my book, things sometimes go differently than planned. Running...

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Jumpstart The Day and Your Results Aug 23, 2023

Here are three Relentlessly Simple things you can do today to jumpstart things at work and in your personal life.

A Personal Performance Jumpstart

  1. Identify the one thing that gets in the way of...
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Micro-Tip: Doing Something Hard Aug 22, 2023

Today I am thinking about....well see the video! Thanks.

Doug

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Letting Go of R&R Aug 18, 2023

Don’t worry! There’s no way I would say to let go of rest and relaxation. Both are critical to recharge and reload to create more success and help others.

The R&R we must let go of...

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The One Micro-Goal That Nudges Employees Forward Aug 17, 2023

Leaders often look for big, bold actions to grow their teams. But small, daily nudges are more effective for influencing higher levels of employee behavior, performance, and results.

Here's a nudge...

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The Gift of Feedback Aug 10, 2023

Here is a chapter from my new book, The Day Makes the Year (Makes a Life) being released on September 12th

Whether in the workplace, within your social circles, or in personal relationships,...

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One Team: Fostering Collaboration Aug 05, 2023

Your ability to understand others' perspectives and work together effectively directly impacts your individual and shared success. However, significant barriers often prevent effective...

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Routines Create Routine Success Jul 31, 2023

Here is a chapter from my new book, The Day Makes the Year (Makes a Life), which is being released on September 12, 2023. This is one of the practices from the first principle: The Day: Everything...

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The Flow of Daily Opportunity Jul 25, 2023

The Day brings twists and turns we cannot predict. One-Day Success often relies on our ability to embrace a change in our plans. Instead of rigidly holding to what you were expecting to do, go with...

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Offer to Do More: Give to Get Jul 21, 2023

I just finished getting some new headshots shot by Andrew at Boston Headshot Pro. (bostonheadshotpro.com) It was easy to book online. Very competitive pricing. Awesome follow-up. Easy parking. More...

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Leaders: Look Who’s Talking Jul 19, 2023

No, we aren’t talking about the 1993 movie with Kristie Alley and John Travolta. And, of course, the talking baby. Do you remember who voiced the talking baby? 

Ding ding! Bruce Willis....

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Self-Reflection, Expectations, and Improvement personal growth Jul 17, 2023

Every morning I start my day by setting self-expectations on the type of person I want to be for the day. By starting my day this way, I am quicker to catch it if I veer off anytime in the...

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From Receptionist to Outstanding Leader Jul 14, 2023

In 1982, Karen Kaplan beat out forty other candidates to be hired as a receptionist at the advertising agency Hill Holliday. Through the years, she rose through the company to become chair and CEO...

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Stretch Like Armstrong Jul 12, 2023

Here is a condensed version of a chapter from my upcoming book, The Day Makes the Year (Makes a Life.) 

Living in the present allows us to overcome self-doubt and push ourselves beyond our...

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Ask for Help - Give to Get Jul 10, 2023

There are many times you need help from others. Never let your ego get in the way of doing so. Asking for help is not just about receiving assistance; it also creates an opportunity for you to give...

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