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Sleep and the Effects on Your Brain

Want to be an energetic, healthy beast of a professional? Then look to your sleep performance. Sleep is vital to peak performance. I know you have heard more times than you can count how important sleep is. But have you ever really stopped to consider what optimized sleep or lack thereof can actually do to…

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Believe in You

Several years ago, I enjoyed reading the book The Help and one of my favorite quotes was when Abeline would repeatedly say to the young girl in her charge, “You is Kind. You is smart. You is important.”  And then she would have the little girl repeat those words back.  This was Abeline’s way of building confidence…

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Making Resolutions Stick

Every January most of us set a New Year’s Resolution or goals for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, according to studies, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail and only 8% of people actually achieve their goals.  So, what can we actually do to reach our goals? First off, achieving a goal requires us to change our…

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Dealing with Toxic People: Superpowers Leaders Need

Unfortunately, toxic people are everywhere and all of us know at least one or two of these individuals and many of us are forced to work with them or engage with them on a social level.  They bring their poisoning drama into our lives uninvited and then leave a trail of unwanted fumes when they…

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Hiring For Emotional Intelligence

The phrase Emotional Intelligence (EQ) has been around for a few years now.   Many may have a good understanding of what Emotional Intelligence actual is, however, but have you considered EQ’s role in your hiring process? Research Research has shown that people who manage and understand their emotions and can identify the emotions of…

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Power in One – 3rd in series

Mental models are the way we see the world. Our brains develop models to make sense of the environment. Our mental models are a compilation of assumptions, our understanding of data and information and a way for us to take action. Mental models literally become neural pathways in our brain that shape how we naturally…

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Systems Thinking and The Power in One

Today we are going to embark on a new series called “The Power in One,” in which we will discuss the ways we can use Systems Thinking to make sense and order of our complex world of work and life. The Power in One is about simplification, balance and flow. It is about taking a…

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