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The Brain We Can’t Control

We’ve all found ourselves in problematic situations of our own making, even when striving for self-improvement. We know what we expect from ourselves, but still realize we made decisions totally counterproductive to those expectations. It shouldn’t surprise you that this is especially common with teenagers. People can be quick to …

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3 Effective Exercises to Build Stronger Teams

If you start with the premise that we’ll build stronger teams when we first build stronger relationships with the people on them, you can apply several techniques I learned from the social organizers at Change.org to build stronger connections between people in more traditional work environments. Related: The Road Map to …

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The Choice of the Purpose-Driven Leader

Recently, a friend told me about his struggle to become a purpose-driven leader. When he started his company, he said, he’d had every intention of building a business based on service, one that transcended the typical profit-seeking benchmarks of success. At first, he was inspired by his mission and assumed …

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6 Steps to Create a Culture Shift That Sticks

Why should organizational culture be important to you? If you don’t have an immediate answer, it probably means this topic doesn’t receive much attention from your executive team. You may even think of culture as one of those “soft” aspects of business that doesn’t drive results. The truth is, your …

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10 Powerful Quotes on Leadership

What makes a great leader? What does that kind of leadership look like? Let these words show you what it means to become a leader, and then allow them to empower you to lead well. 1. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become …

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The Power Look You Need to Get Ahead

Women are succeeding in their careers now more than ever. We’re making our voices heard and our hard work noticed, and we’re rising to the top because we believe in ourselves. You have to believe in yourself, and what you wear to the office matters. Your appearance represents how you see yourself, and if …

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How to Get That Promotion You Want

After a year working as a human resources manager, I thought I was ready for a director-level promotion. Or, more accurately, I was worried that continuing to perform tactical HR responsibilities that could be easily outsourced wasn’t a sound long-term career plan. So my goal was to do more strategy …

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