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Finding Work You Will Love

Most of what I write about in this blog contains a large component of objective, tangible, practical considerations or criteria that make the ideas and practices pretty easy to implement. This one is different. That’s because finding work you love inherently depends…

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4 Steps to Self-Improvement

As the famous and highly successful basketball coach at UCLA, John Wooden, wisely counseled: “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. … Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for…

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Keepers

As you make your way through your work and your life, you’ll meet lots of people, both good and bad. Most of them will appear, hang around for a while, and then slowly or suddenly disappear from your world. However, some of…

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Making the Most from Feedback

Feedback is great. It’s an important and easily available way to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses, as well as to identify the best available opportunities to improve your level of productivity and success. Of course, this is true only of…

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Maintaining Positivity

One key element in maintaining or improving your level of productivity and success is your positive mindset. For a variety of reasons, feeling stressed, worried about the future, and/or inadequate to meet your challenges tends to degrade your performance. That’s why people…

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Upgrade Your Leadership Skills

One of the opportunities, and consequences, of becoming more productive and successful tends to be encountering additional leadership responsibilities. For a handful of good reasons, people who accomplish more than most others are often asked to lead both people and projects. Even…

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Working Well with Others

In writing these posts, I’ve frequently mentioned (some might say “harped on”) the crucial role that others play in supporting and improving your level of productivity and success. But I haven’t said much about what you can do to help others. That’s…

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Recognize the Difficult People

I’ve mentioned more than once in this series of posts the importance and inevitability of working with other people. That’s mostly good news, because people are interesting and can be capable of great, wonderful ideas and actions. But there’s bad news, too,…

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