The Power of Self-Awareness

It’s amazing how many people think they know themselves quite well, but have only scratched the surface of self-awareness. This is a terrible shame, because knowing yourself in-depth opens the door to a great deal of extra productivity and success. One reason

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The Power of Mini-Networking

There’s a lot of talk about the power of networking, and some of it is even true. But the usual kind of networking that happens at large events has a couple of big drawbacks: First, events that are suitable for you to

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Visualize Your Way to Success

There’s a good reason top athletes, actors, business people, musicians, and other groups of successful people spend a good deal of their time visualizing what they want to happen. Plenty of evidence and experience indicates visualizing both specific events and general trajectories

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Be Better with People – Part 2

I recently posted a piece on some effective ways I’ve learned to get people on your side, win their respect and loyalty, and bring them onboard to help with your tasks, projects, and goals. Many of you complimented me on those ideas,

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Reinvigorating Your Drive

Most of my life, I’ve been lucky enough to have a lot of drive: drive to produce, drive to accomplish, drive to grow, drive to learn and discover, drive to get what I want. Most of my life, but not recently. I

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Central Elements of Good Communication

Very few of us have the luxury of working totally alone, which means most of us must report to, supervise, and/or coordinate our efforts with others. The more frequently this describes what you do, the more routinely good communication will be central

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Some Characteristics of Good Leaders

Not everyone is cut out to be a leader, and people can certainly be highly productive and successful without many leadership qualities. But if you have them and you don’t use them, you should start, because otherwise you’re wasting a human resource

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Where to Channel Your Creative Energies

Productivity and success are built on hard work, properly directed at your most important and valuable objectives. But there is also room for creativity, even if you’re not working in one of the so-called “creative” industries, professions, or jobs. All of us

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The Power of Expertise

You can increase your productivity and level of success in this world through many different avenues. One of the most interesting and effective routes upward can be the power of your expertise. Long gone are the times when any individual could know

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Play Your Roles Well

We’ve all heard of “role playing” as a way to work through problems and practice for difficult interpersonal situations. But the plain fact is that you are playing roles every day you are working … and living. Mostly, we don’t think about

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