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How well do you Know and Live by your Core Values?

Your core values matter, all the time.  There is much talk about core values. There are courses on identifying your core values. I have written and taught extensively about core values. I am a believer in them as the core of who we are as people. A few things to know about your core values. […]

Does Generosity Pay Off?

Give and it will be given to you. That’s part of the tradition I was raised in. Be nice, be helpful, be generous and ultimately it will come back to you. With all due respect, I am not certain that is true at all. It is certainly a good character quality to be generous. It’s […]

Do You Love What You Are Doing? Does It Matter?

If you listen carefully, you can hear the murmur of debate. The debate is whether people should be doing something they love for work. Should people be actively enjoying their work and living out at least part of their purpose in life through their careers? In 2013, Gallup released some research that indicated 24% of […]

What Do You Stand For?

Some time ago I asked one of my clients to answer that question. He was surprised at how difficult it was to come up with an answer. When I asked him what his sales numbers were the previous month, he was able to recite them without a second thought. It is not that the numbers […]

How Often Do You Get Defensive?

If you over-explain yourself, make it someone else’s problem, or tend to think or say that you did what you did because someone else did what they did, then you are challenged with being defensive. If you are not open to this blog and willing to consider that from time to time you may get […]

Do You Jump To Conclusions?

A few days ago, I was having a conversation with a friend who was very upset about a text message she received from someone she was dating. On and on she went over what it said…..and the “attitude and emotion” of the text. Clearly there is no emotion in a text, and people certainly can’t […]

Success Leads to Happiness or Happiness Leads to Success?

That question has been the source of debate from the halls of academia to the board rooms of corporations to parenting classes and beyond.  Do happy people accomplish more or does accomplishing more make them happy?  Since we were children, you and I have been taught both subtly and directly that if we work hard […]