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Getting Unstuck in the Digital Era | Amy Blankson | TEDxBYU

Do you feel trapped by technology? It’s easy to get stuck thinking that the challenges of the digital era are so big that there’s nothing we can do about them.  Amy Blankson’s new TEDx Talk will help you rethink your

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Interview with Nido Qubein – Let Go & Lead

Nido Qubein’s inspiring story starts long before he took the helm of HPU in 2005. He grew up in the Middle East with parents of Lebanese-Jordanian descent, and his father died when he was only six years old. He moved

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The Dirty Secret of High Achievers

I was recently in Chicago for a keynote. By random chance, the annual conference for my fellow organizational psychology nerds was taking place at a hotel just three blocks away. Heeding the message from the universe, I dropped by and

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How to fascinate even the most jaded audience

Nowhere is fascination more relevant than at a big meeting or conference. Even if your event has a limitless budget, it’s even tougher to impress your clients and audiences. Expectations are higher, and attention spans are shorter. At a conference,

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How to be happy: 4 tips from positive psychology researchers

Originally published at Today.com How happy are you? It’s a question we might ask ourselves from time to time, and if you’re feeling pretty miserable, this advice could help. It’s the time of year when the craziness starts back up

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7 customer service lessons from the best Uber driver ever

This post originally appeared on Fast Company.  This Toronto Uber driver has maintained a 4.99 rating after driving nearly 5,000 passengers. When I climbed into his car, I found out why. I’ve probably taken an Uber two or three times

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How This Latina Turned 100 Days Of Facing Her Fears Into A New Career

Less than three years ago, Michelle Poler was balancing a full-time job as an Art Director at Young & Rubicam with studying for a Masters in Branding at the School of Visual Arts. Now, she’s the voice behind Hello Fears —

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A New Vision For The Future: An IoT Solution To Assist Blind People With Sighted Support

Imagine waking up one morning to find yourself blind after a lifetime of seeing. This scenario became the reality of 35-year-old Eric Burton, an active and ambitious individual who was in the throes of climbing the corporate ladder. Burton was

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The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes

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Nothing To Fear But Yourself: Female Leadership Tools From A Fighter Pilot

The inside of a F-14 tomcat cockpit is not that much different than the workplace. And Carey Lohrenz would know. The country’s first female fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy and now performance expert and leadership development trainer says, “Too

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Would You Rather Be Fearless Or Brave?

Two people are determined to jump from a high cliff into the water. One has no problem with it, loves heights, the adrenaline and that empty feeling in the stomach. The other person is completely terrified to give the step,

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5 Principles For Working With Someone You Don’t Like

This article by Martin Zwilling was originally published on Huffington Post. One thing is certain in any business – not everyone you have to deal with will be like you, or will like you (and vice versa). These people may

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Practical Tips for Improving Personal & Organizational Cybersecurity

If you’re planning on doing any online shopping for the upcoming holiday season (and really, who isn’t?), do you know how to keep your personal data safe? If your business is using customer data to innovate, are your leaders taking

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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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