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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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3 Happiness Hacks to Savor the Holiday Season

Use technology to get more out of life, not distract you from it. Buy the groceries! Prep the turkey! Set the table! In the midst of the scurry to get ready for Thanksgiving, sometimes it can be difficult to just

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How to Get Employees Excited About Meetings

How many times have you found yourself leaving a meeting feeling overwhelmed and more stressed than before you went in? Or how often have you led a meeting and felt like the same issues were rehashed, and it was a

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The Right Kind of Stress Can Bond Your Team Together

Last fall, I did a documentary with HBO, directed by Peter Berg and produced by Michael Strahan, called State of Play: Happiness. In the film, we explored how to create a positive culture in organizations where the culture or conditions make it difficult to

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Achieving Digital Maturity: The Transformative Characteristics of Digitally Mature Organizations

If you’ve heard me speak, you’ve heard me say the term “digital transformation.” It’s more than a buzzword; it’s the historic period we are currently experiencing. Digital transformation is creating a revolution in business, industry, and daily life. We are

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Fast Casual Summit: Why being different is better for your brand

This article by Shelly Whitehead was first published on Fast Casual on Oct. 11, 2016. Be different. It’s not something you hear a lot. In fact, most of us are taught from a very young age that it’s better to tone

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It’s No Joke! Humor Positively Impacts Performance

It seems like every day, a new workplace study finds that suppressing employee individuality is counterproductive. Organizations that encourage their employees’ humor and eccentricities do better than their competitors. Is this because people are more relaxed and comfortable working somewhere

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3 Enemies of Focus in the Workplace and How to Defeat Them

Between the distractions all around and our own shriveled attention spans, it is remarkable we get anything done. Aristotle once said, “The end of labor is to gain leisure.” Yet most busy leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals have – at best — ambivalent feelings

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Back to the Future…of Happiness

Recently, my husband and I decided to show our three daughters (ages 9, 6, and 3) the classic movie Back to the Future. Of course, my kids were immediately enthralled, but my youngest had a few key questions like, Mommy,

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Having a Bad Day at Work? Focus on Solutions

This article by Jenny Che was first published on The Huffington Post. Michelle Gielan is a big fan of positive thinking. A former journalist for CBS News, Gielan believes that focusing on good news goes much further than harping on

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Why Working More Is Making You Less Productive

Your downtime is more precious than you think. You could be much more efficient, productive and happy if you changed the way you view the hours in your day. Many of the business leaders and Harvard students I work with

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How NOT Unplugging from Technology Saved a Vacation

This article by Sara Tsoodle was originally published at Future Point of View, Scott Klososky’s consulting firm. Having just experienced one of the more disappointing vacations in my adult life, I must ponder how technology rescued my week in certain respects. My

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10 Creative Ways to Apply Personal Branding

You only have 9-seconds to make a meaningful first impression in-person or on the phone. How much time do you have in the virtual world to make your introduction? Your Personal Brand is your key to standing out in 9

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7 Ways To Transform Your Leadership

There are few things more frustrating in business than poor, weak or misguided leadership. Show me a business with poor leadership and I will show you a business that is dysfunctional, inefficient, and struggling to keep its head above water. When

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How Being Mindful Can Up Your Brainpower

The topic of mindfulness has become an increasingly popular subject among self-improvement enthusiasts and life coaching gurus.  Instead of discussing this concept in the abstract, Dr. Tony writes about the nuts’n’bolts of mindfulness.  What is it?  How do I use

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How to Transform Organizations Successfully

How do you know how to transform a business if you were born on an Iowa farm? That was the key…the Iowa farm, a foundation.   I learned from my Parents the value of:  integrity, honesty, family, team work and helping

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Seeking Feedback: 3 Unicorn Hacks to Learn the Truth About Yourself

It was a beautiful spring afternoon on the East Coast. I had just finished a keynote for a client, and to say that I was in a hurry would be a slight understatement. With an alarmingly small window of time

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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo. We race to get all our ground work done:

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4 Tips to Create Strong Passwords

This article by Corey White was originally published at Future Point of View, Scott Klososky’s consulting firm. Recent massive data dumps display the essential need for password hygiene The nearly irrelevant social site MySpace found itself on the collective tongues of the

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Is technology good or bad for us?

In recent months, I have seen a growing number of posts about how bad technology is for us. Technology is blamed for social isolation, disconnection, and corruption.  But I’ve also heard and seen how technology can be used for good

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