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How to avoid the Shiny Penny Syndrome

Email - ding! Text message - bong! IM - buzz! Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat - beep beep beep! Fitbit - vibrations! Remember this, don't forget that. Every few seconds you're being distracted by another Shiny Penny - something that catches your attention. Or, if you're...

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Subtract More, Add Less

An oxymoron is a rhetorical device that uses an ostensible self-contradiction to illustrate a rhetorical point or to reveal a paradox. Job Security, Jobless Recovery, Criminal Justice, Great Depression, Graphic Language, Organized Chaos, Budget Deficit Professionally...

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What ever happened to values?

United Airlines. *Deep sigh* *Sigh again* And that's all I'm going to say about that. Every business needs a vision, a purpose, and values. For that matter, every person needs a vision, a purpose, and values for their life. Your vision, purpose, and values guide you....

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The Delta Theory

Delta is a three-sided shape, more commonly referred to as a triangle. In the Greek language, Delta has the numeric value four; a three-sided shape with a value of four, hmmm… I digress. When you think of a triangle, do you think of the Equilateral, Isosceles, or...

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Stop chasing rabbits

Raise your hand if you've ever been in a meeting where someone starts talking about marketing strategy, and 5 tangents later, they end up talking about customer service, or worse, something completely irrelevant. *Both hands go up.*   It's the #1 reason leadership...

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A lighthouse in the fog

Spring in Central Texas; warms days, cool evenings, the ground heavy with moisture evaporates to create foggy mornings. The rising sun burns off the fog, giving way to another warm, sunny day.   I love foggy mornings. Perhaps because when a dense fog is sitting on my...

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Don’t be like Karen

Last week I attended a workshop on manifesting wealth and abundance. The workshop facilitator started by acknowledging the generations represented in the room: by far the largest demographic of attendees were Gen Xers, with a few bordering on Baby Boomers. No...

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Love or respect?

When I was being interviewed for the last j-o-b I had, the CEO asked me a question I had never been asked in an interview before. She asked if I would rather be loved or respected by my team. Without hesitation, I answered I'd rather be respected. The CEO responded...

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What I Learned from a Soda Commercial

In the fall of 2016 I discovered I had a bacterial infection that mimics an auto-immune disease. The treatments have rendered me bedridden a few times. Once I accepted I’m not Super Woman and can’t ‘do it all,’ I balanced my treatments and figured out how to deal with...

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