How to change your focus for large virtual meetings

How to change your focus for large virtual meetings

Facilitating a large virtual meeting is a lot harder than conducting many small virtual meetings, and way harder than large in-person meetings. At least that’s my experience, based on my one virtual big meeting in March 2020 versus more than 100 in-person meetings of...

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How to enjoy playing an infinite game

How to enjoy playing an infinite game

Did best-selling author Simon Sinek have any idea how prophetic his new book The Infinite Game would be? At the April 2018 WorkHuman conference, Sinek gave us participants a preview of his latest thinking. Sinek explained that after reading James Carse’s 1986 book,...

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How motivational speakers can do more harm than good

How motivational speakers can do more harm than good

If you’re looking for a “motivational” speaker for your in-person or virtual event, do yourself and your participants a favor and please reconsider. At the risk of alienating anyone who likes a good cry when hearing a heart-wrenching personal story and the members of...

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Why and how to make recognition contagious

Why and how to make recognition contagious

While the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak demands our attention, please keep in mind there are positive contagions out there that also deserve your awareness. Emotions, feelings, and attitudes are contagious too, especially at work. For example, one of my clients...

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Why you need to improve your “work/life skills”

Why you need to improve your “work/life skills”

CEOs are ranking soft skills more valuable than technical skills, according to IBM’s fall 2019 report "The Enterprise Guide to Closing the Skills Gap." Yet, the term "soft skills" has a bad rap for a number of reasons, as I explain in my Forbes article published on...

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Why and how to adopt the HERO within

Why and how to adopt the HERO within

When you feel stuck or upset, “Ask yourself ‘Is it a tragedy or is it an inconvenience?’” advised Dr. Fred Luthans in his recent guest lecture to business students at the College of Charleston. This simple, yet insightful question can help you reset how you perceive a...

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How to overcome the rat race

How to overcome the rat race

“Rats are clever, quick thinkers, and successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.” That’s from the Chinese New Year Zodiac, which could be trying to burnish the rodent’s reputation in this Chinese Year of the Rat that began the end of January. But...

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How to adopt a Tiny Habit to reduce crime

How to adopt a Tiny Habit to reduce crime

Since February 2008 when I started writing this blog, my subjects have always been business related. Now 12 years later, I’m breaking with tradition for this special topic that requires behavior change. Due to a confluence of events, I’m addressing a growing public...

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