Be Aware of Your Influence

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Leaders are people in the position to influence others.  But what kind of influence are you having on others?  This post reminds us to beware and be aware of your influence. NOTE:  My next podcast is Friday, June 8th where I interview another thought leader in how to grow in wisdom and how to stay relevant in these changing and …

An Example of Grit, Integrity, and Character

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I have blogged about grit, integrity, and character.  This post combines it all in a great example.  In the current times, I think it is important to look for role models who reflect these qualities and we can’t have too many examples to guide our way.  In some of my previous blog posts, I have shared my thoughts on the …

Resilience: How To Bounce Back

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We are living in uncertain times with many industries and systems being disrupted.  All of these changes are potential cause for us to perceive numerous stressors.  This post builds on my previous blog posts about how to become resilient. Resiliency and how to become more resilient has become a hot topic these days.  Since we are living and working in times …

How Functional Are Your Reward Systems?

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Watching and reading about Facebook, Wells Fargo, and other companies in the news for acting illegally, unethically, or inappropriately inspired me to write this post about reward systems.   If you want to understand human behavior or why people act the way they do, study the reward system.  People behave in ways that are rewarded.  When you do this, you realize many …

How to Grow Grit

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This post is for anyone and everyone who wants to understand the qualities that lead to outstanding achievement.  It is written for anyone who wants to work smarter or live better.  Read on to learn how to grow grit. According to research, Angela Duckworth concludes in her book GRIT:  Why passion and resilience are the secrets to success that talent is …

GRIT: The Secret to Success

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This post is written for anyone who wants “in” on the secret to success.  If you have ever wondered:  Why the people at the very top of your field are at the top?  What do you think makes them special?  How did they likely get there?  What is the secret to success?  If so, then this post is for you.  …

Finding Your Why: Summary

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This is a summary post on my series about Finding Your WHY.  Based on Simon Sinek’s work, your WHY is what gives you purpose and meaning regardless of age or stage of life.  Your WHY can add passion to your life and help you prioritize by aligning activities on purpose.  NOTE:  Watch for my monthly podcast Becoming a Sage this …

Finding Your Why: Part 3

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This post is written for everyone who wants to enjoy getting out of bed in the morning.  This series is based on the books by Simon Sinek:  Start With Why and Finding Your Why.  After having the opportunity to see Sinek in person in New York in January, I am inspired to share what I learned from the conversation I …