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 …

Finding Your Why: Part 2

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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 …

Finding Your Why: Part 1

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This post is written for everyone who wants to enjoy getting out of bed in the morning.  I am starting a series 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 …

Why to Start With Why

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For the next few weeks, I am going to be blogging about the power of purpose.  These posts are for anyone and everyone who wants to live a life fulfilled–filled with meaningful moments.  The opposite is living a life filled with meaningless moments.  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Simon Sinek in person.  For Christmas, my …

Retirement: It’s Beyond the Money!

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This post is written for everyone age 50+ and if you are in the position to make decisions about human resource benefits or employee satisfaction.  I am marketing a new initiative called “Beyond the Money” (BTM).  To learn more about this non-financial pre-retirement benefit, please read this blog post and let me know what you think.  If you follow my …