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The Instinct to be Liked

One of the side benefits of my endless commutes is the opportunity to be introduced to really interesting people through podcasts. And recently, I heard an interview with Tara Mohr about coaching women into leadership roles and was blown away by the many things she had to say. As soon as I got out of […]

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Life

There is No Undo Button in Life

There is an old Jewish tale to teach children about gossip. It goes something like this: The rabbi called a little boy to his office who was often gossiping around town. The child claimed his words did not matter because he could simply apologize and take them back whenever he needed. The rabbi, determined to […]

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Better to be Unsettled | Discovering Your Many Gifts and Going for Them
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Life

Better to be Unsettled

This blog existed for almost two months before anyone knew about it. The first post I shared with anyone was the 18th post on the site. Actually, I hadn’t even intended on sharing the blog at that point, but the piece was so important and felt so big, I knew I had to share it. […]

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One Day When I'm Successful | Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
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One Day When I’m Successful

A few months ago, I was sitting in a meeting and pulled up Doodle to work on scheduling something. I sighed and mumbled under my breath, “One day when I’m successful I won’t have to be the one to schedule all these meetings.” I didn’t mean much by it other than I find scheduling meetings […]

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When Empathy Become Ruinous | Make Your Supervision Effective
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When Empathy Becomes Ruinous

Sometimes being a manager feels like being less human. I hate confrontation – so much so that I don’t even like uncomfortable conversations, let alone actual confrontation. Unfortunately, managing others calls on me to have uncomfortable conversations on a near-daily basis. But I believe in being human first. Can the two coincide? Kim Scott, entrepreneur, […]

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Ambition is Not a Bad Word | Embrace Your Dreams and Climb to the Top
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Perspective

Ambition is Not a Bad Word

From the moment I started working, I dreamt of being at the top. It was a secret that I kept to myself for decades. In one of my first jobs at a local smoothie shop, the store manager was a senior in high school. Seeing her, still so young and in charge, made me believe […]

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The Secret Sauce of Great Work | How a Boss Can Make a Job Great
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The Secret Sauce of Great Work

A few years ago, I was helping a close friend who was having a terrible time at work. I was really struggling to figure out how to help him other than the obvious of sitting and listening. It didn’t make sense really. He had an amazing job, one he had dreamed about and was really […]

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How a Boring Commute Became Moments of Amazement
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Life

How a Boring Commute Became Moments of Amazement

I spend at least an hour and a half in the car every day. Forty-five minutes to work and forty-five more minutes home. Unless the traffic is bad. And then it’s so much worse. Commuting is the worst. I drive on the same route and stop at the same stoplights and pass the same buildings […]

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