How my father gave me life (and 10 years later, saved it)

I regained consciousness to blinding lights on the operating room table. “You’ve been in a bad accident,” the surgeon said. I don’t remember much after that for several days. A few hours earlier, on a bright Sunday morning, my dad

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5 Strategies to Increase Focus in the Digital Era

Did you know that the average attention span of a human has officially dropped below that of a goldfish? Yes, the frequently mocked unintelligent goldfish has an attention span of a brief nine-seconds, while ours now averages at an even briefer,

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Why You Feel Successful But Still Aren’t Happy

Most of our successes fall into one of three categories, and we can rarely have all of them at once. “How can I succeed?” It’s a question many of us ask ourselves and have trouble answering. Because what is success,

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Ten Tips for Effective Listening

For many of us, talking can come pretty easy especially when it’s about something we’re interested in. But effective listening? That’s another story… Effective listening is more of a learned skill than a common characteristic. Learning how to listen effectively

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High Performance Organizations Go Through Transformation Constantly

“The rules of engagement have changed” in government and in business. They also changed in aviation on 9-11. We learned that negotiation no longer works with suicide killers. We have to be proactive and take charge and the same is

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How to Stay Informed With the News Without Getting Depressed

It was painful to watch, and I had a front row seat. From my post as an anchor at CBS News, I reported on people’s pain as they lost their jobs, homes and savings. The rapid-fire coverage of these problems could

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If Your Talk Doesn’t Do These Three Things, Don’t Give It

Whether you’re giving a toast at a wedding or a big keynote address at a trade show, you know you need to get your act together. What you may not know is how. After all, there’s separate advice out there for giving impromptu speeches like

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The Stunning Power of Knowing Thyself

This article by Clifton Leaf was first published on Fortune.  Long ago, on the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, the Seven Sages were said to have carved two words into a stone: Know Thyself. The words, Socrates tells us, were to be

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How to Build a Lasting Legacy During The Digital Transformation Era

In order to leave a lasting legacy, business leaders in the integration industry must capitalize on the new opportunities technology is providing their businesses and aim to achieve the nine elements of digital maturity. This article by Rachel Quetti was

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Catering to Changing Demographics

Four tips for working in an increasingly diverse environment Our changing demographics provide some startling findings that have significant implications for business. One in three people living in the United States is not white. One in six people is Hispanic,

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Relax, Your Smartphone Probably Isn’t Destroying Your Relationships

In a 2011 study at Stanford University, researchers asked a group of girls ages 8 to 12 by to surf the internet for up to five hours, then share how happy and socially comfortable they felt. The results weren’t encouraging. The

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Is Happiness the Key to Success?

Shawn Achor has dedicated his life to studying the relationship between happiness and success. A New York Times best-selling author and speaker whose TED talk has been viewed nearly 14 million times, he has helped thousands of individuals and organizations around the world find

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5 Essential Lessons My Clients Taught Me in 2016

In addition to providing a welcome opportunity to eat and drink with wild abandon, the holidays are a great time to reflect on our year. Personally, 2016 required me to get out of my comfort zone. I temporarily scaled back

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Find your passion by taking this test

Be you, be yourself, be authentic. Have you heard this before? We’re always telling our friends and our kids to follow their hearts. Chase your dreams! Do what you love! Just love what you’re doing and the money will follow!

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5 Tips for Developing a New Speaking Program in 2017

No matter how much we all might try to avoid it or embrace it – it’s that time of year again when we can’t help but contemplate what we want to do differently in the new year.  Will 2017 be

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Do you have street smarts in business?

“When you hear the term street smarts, it likely conjures notions of someone immune to being fooled or hustled. But what about street smarts in business? Could the same practical intelligence qualified as street smarts make someone a better manager

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Creating a Better Social Media Experience

Every second, your brain receives 11 million bits of information. That’s right. 11 million bits. Every. Second. And you know how much your brain ends up processing? Just 40-50 bits of information per second.[1] Those 40-50 bits that we choose to focus

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KidsWifi Combines Positive Psychology and Technology to Help Parents Raise Safer and Happier Kids

Over the past few years, I’ve traveled to 50 countries researching happiness. During this time I have worked with nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies, did a two hour interview with Oprah in her backyard, and been invited by

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How the World Sees You: Podcast with Sally Hogshead

David Burkus interviews Sally Hogshead on Radio Free LEADER. Listen to the podcast on Sally Hogshead is an American author, professional speaker, chief executive officer of Fascinate, Inc. and a former advertising executive. She is the author of Fascinate and

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5 Ways Managers Can Banish Employee Entitlement

Recently, I served as the token millennial on a panel discussing “The Next Generation of Talent.” I love researching and speaking about this topic because it always gets everyone lathered up. Millennials feel patronized, Gen Xers feel overlooked, and baby

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