Navigating Toward Success

Very few of us are born on third base. Generally, most of us have to work hard for what we want and what we get. But unlike insects and animals that are genetically programmed with successful ways to behave, the best ways

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Running Your Own Work and Life

Autonomy is an important aspect of life, although not for everyone. Some people can readily accept certain guardrails, rules, and requirements that limit their choices. Of course, we need some of these. As the old saw goes: “Your right to swing your

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Recharge For Greater Productivity

Breathe in, breathe out. Work hard, rest easy. Our world consists of many opposites that together form a whole. This simple truth is often lost on people who seek to maximize their productivity and success. But they’re making a big mistake, because

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Increase Your Agility

It’s an ironclad truth that you are bound to encounter surprises in your work and your life. Hopefully, many of them will be pleasant. But every once in a while, you’re going to encounter a difficulty, danger, obstacle, or antagonist that you

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Broaden Your Power to Think

Think back over the past few years of your life: How much has changed? How quickly? How much have you had to learn, and unlearn? How well have you kept up with the demands on you to change? Until very recently, life

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Personality Traits to Cultivate

Life sometimes throws you lemons. That’s why it’s helpful to know how to dodge the worst hits and make lemonade from the rest. Here are some personality traits that will be useful in your work and your life before, during, and after

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Career Development Techniques

Some of us are interested in rising through the ranks of established organizations in order to gain additional authority and responsibility within them. To that end, I’ve provided some solid career advancement advice here and here. Now I’d like to offer some

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The Power of Authenticity

One of the hardest lessons for some people to learn is the power of authenticity. At one end of the spectrum we find “Imposter Syndrome,” the almost unshakeable, usually unfounded feeling you are unworthy of respect and success you have legitimately earned.

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