Inspiring Your Team's Best

Inspiring Your Team's Best

The key word is inspire. 

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The 3 Tools You Need to Prevent Holiday Burnout

The 3 Tools You Need to Prevent Holiday Burnout

Tool #1: Your Own Oxygen Mask On First You hear this all the time when you fly. As Raoul Martinez and I discuss in the video below, the more commitments you have, the more you need to be taking care of you. Some practical ways to do that:

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How I Conquered My Hardest Task (and How You Can Conquer Yours)

How I Conquered My Hardest Task (and How You Can Conquer Yours)

If you could wrap up the most difficult, wildly uncomfortable project on your list, what else could you accomplish? No telling.

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What Are Your Email Pet Peeves?

What Are Your Email Pet Peeves?

We all have them. Taken together, they become not only humorous but eye-opening. Clearly we all want others to respect our time—and us. In that spirit, I've come up with this quick list of 15 email pet peeves. Which ones are on your list?

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When Someone Won't Take No for an Answer

When Someone Won't Take No for an Answer

You don't have to cave. You don't have to get upset. But you may have to stand taller and be firmer than you're used to. Spoiler alert: It's worth it. The 7 tips I'm about to share came straight out of personal experience. So I know they work. I...

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Constructive Feedback: 11 Things Good Leaders NEVER Do

Constructive Feedback: 11 Things Good Leaders NEVER Do

Let's face it: If feedback were always pleasant, we wouldn't have to tack on the word "constructive." 

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How to Say No Politely

How to Say No Politely

Do you ever find yourself wanting to get out of an invitation? Or an obligation? One night before dinner, on my parents' last night in town, my dad was lamenting that he and my mother had received an invitation with the dreaded words "black tie."

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What's the First Song that Rocked Your World?

What's the First Song that Rocked Your World?

Great question, right? I first heard it in a video by Bishop Robert Barron, who read it in Rolling Stone. It's a fun question to share with family, friends and co-workers. It's also a good icebreaker at company meetings—and as you'll see, an easy...

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If You're Serious About Stress Management

If You're Serious About Stress Management

You're going to have to get comfortable with saying no. But you're also going to have to get comfortable with delegating. I can help—not because I'm an expert at it but because in acquiring this skill, I've overcome my share of failed attempts.

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The Leadership Lesson Most People Miss

The Leadership Lesson Most People Miss

Yes, including most managers. Which means that once you get this, you'll not only be smarter than most managers, you'll be smarter than you were five minutes ago—more confident, more in control. 

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