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Running Your Business 24/7: Upgrade your business. Take the summer break you need without the guilt.

A few years ago, I hired a talented interior designer to help me update some rooms in my home. I was in a new phase of my life and needed my home to better reflect my own needs and desires. It was amazing to watch her walk into a room and see immediately what items needed to be moved around, replaced or tossed.  I was struck by her ability to bring the right colors and text [...]

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A Leadership Challenge You’ll Actually Like

In my role as executive coach, one of the most rewarding experiences is helping others see themselves in a new light so they can accomplish goals they didn't think were possible. You can do the same to help the people you lead. In my last post I talked about the importance of being able to change your own perspective. (Changing your perspective about yourself.) As you [...]

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Leadership Tip: Change Your Perspective

If you keep running into the same problem, the issue may have more to do with your view--not what you do. Changing your perspective is hard, especially if you've been seeing things the same way for a long time. Yet it's one of the most important capabilities of successful leaders. Being able to change how you view a person or situation opens new possibilities for you, you [...]

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Are You on the Right Path?

My teenage son just returned from a long hiking trip. He was on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina--his first "real" hiking trip with backpack, tent, food, first aid kit, etc. (He learned that raw eggs don't travel well even if you have a burner to cook them.) As a mother, I was concerned he would get lost. He did. Thankfully he was with a friend. He said they go [...]

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