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Get Out of Your Head

Has this happened to you? You step forward to give a presentation to a group, and moments before you begin you start to question yourself. “Do I have what they want?” “Have I forgotten something?” “Am I right for this?” If you’re an introvert, I know this has happened to you. Truth is, if you .. read more

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On August 19th, 2014, posted in: focus, introvert, meaning, value by

Your Communication Can Help You Transform Your Work Environment

My final year of teaching high school shifted from being the worst-ever to the ultimate. Although I simply thought it was because the students grew up – I learned it was really about how I humbled myself into communicating well. Or another way of putting it, I improved my leadership-by-speech. That final year – 2000 .. read more

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Social Pressures at Work

This morning I attended an executive breakfast that included a presentation in team building techniques for effectiveness. Ironically, I had just read Susan Cain’s chapter, When Collaboration Kills Creativity from her book, Quiet. The gist I took from Cain’s chapter is, it’s okay to encourage collaboration, but add a healthy dose of individual, uninterrupted work .. read more

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On March 29th, 2012, posted in: focus, introverts, social anxiety, value by

All We Have

Because our name is so familiar to us, we forget its value. When introducing ourselves, we skimp at our name’s importance, sloughing it off as second-rate, or mumbling it as unimportant. At the end of the day, our name is all we have. Either we live up to it or live it down. We make .. read more

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On December 5th, 2009, posted in: choice, name, value by 2 Comments