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The Problem with Lack of Focus — and How to Fix It

The Problem with Lack of Focus — and How to Fix It

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe These days it feels like the world is dead-set against our having focus. We’re bombarded with digital distractions. There are near-constant requests for our attention, many driven by...

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Practical Guide to Writing Better Business Documents

Practical Guide to Writing Better Business Documents

Business writing can be successful if the employee establishes a personal connection with the reader. However, whether it’s a report for management or an email to a customer, writing better business documents gets the job done swiftly and efficiently. You don’t have to sound stuffy; go for a tone...

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How to Stop Catastrophizing – Managing Our Minds

How to Stop Catastrophizing – Managing Our Minds

The sky has finally fallen. Always knew it would.– Eeyore, from Winnie the Pooh Things have been tough lately. Pandemic. Inflation. War. Many are suffering mightily. Maybe you’ve been suffering too. But are you complicit in your own suffering? Are you making things, as tough as they may be...

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What Are You Avoiding?

What Are You Avoiding?

Avoidance. We all do it, whether it’s keeping away from someone or not doing something. What are you avoiding? Sometimes we change the subject when it drifts into awkward territory. Other times we talk around hard topics. Or we put off that tough task. Avoidance is a coping mechanism. Sometimes...

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Be Vulnerable: Turn Your Weaknesses Into Something Good

Be Vulnerable: Turn Your Weaknesses Into Something Good

Most of us are adept at hiding our weaknesses. I know I am. I’m getting better though. I’ve learned that being vulnerable by admitting my weaknesses often turns the situation around to something good.People Already Know I discovered that many people already knew my weaknesses. It was obvious to...

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Why We Micromanage (Even if We Don’t Want to)

Why We Micromanage (Even if We Don’t Want to)

Micromanagement. We have all experienced it – and if you are a leader, you have mostly likely done it. Yet no one ever says that great leaders are micromanagers. If it isn’t effective and we don’t like it done to us, why do we micromanage? The Pressures to Micromanage Not all the items on this...

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7 Powerful Proactive Responses to Hot Emotion

7 Powerful Proactive Responses to Hot Emotion

Proactive people make things happen. Reactive people wait for things to happen. Reactions come with their own punishment. Reactions are spontaneous. Someone pushes you; you push back. You say something that causes harm. Reactions deliver short-term satisfaction and long-term hardship. 7 dangers of...

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