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Who gets the privilege of being in your life?

Who gets the privilege of being in your life?

That’s right, privilege! You are so wonderful that it is a privilege to be your friend. It is also a privilege to have you as a family member, colleague or employee. Unfortunately, many people treat each other as though it was a right to be in another person’s life....

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Apologizing!

Apologizing!

One of the traits that I am looking for in leaders is when a person is swift to apologize. Why is this so rare? And why is it accepted for leaders not to take responsibility when they have done wrong? There are few things that infect an organization more than when the...

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Good enough!?

Good enough!?

The expression good enough is often used to strengthen people’s self esteem and confidence. I’m the first one to agree that people, including myself are good enough to a certain degree. I am good enough as a person. My value is absolute. As human beings we need that...

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Being there for someone.

Being there for someone.

One of the hardest things in life is when someone we love or care deeply about is having a tough time. It is hard on us, too, and it’s difficult to know how much or how little we should get involved. If the relationship isn’t very close, it may be most comfortable to...

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You’re allowed to feel blue.

You’re allowed to feel blue.

Sometimes it’s important to let ourselves be negative, sad, angry or worried. It’s part of life. It’s not always good for us to choose to be positive and happy. Sometimes I believe that it’s actually healthy to consciously choose to allow ourselves to feel life’s...

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Head in sand – not a leadership position!

Head in sand – not a leadership position!

The man called me and was completely devastated. He works for a large company and is one of the key people in the corporation’s IT department. His story is not unusual. He told me how he had been hit with a double whammy. Six months ago, him and his wife received news...

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A competent leader does not feel uncomfortable.

A competent leader does not feel uncomfortable.

A man in the UK with whom I’ve been in contact writes. And with his permission I tell you: “After I received my cancer diagnosis I collapsed! It’s too early to die at 29! I panicked! Severe panic attacks, it was unbearable. My doctor wanted to put me on sick leave....

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Discourse and resistance to change.

Discourse and resistance to change.

What is your response to employees who are stuck? People can be dwelling on things they are unhappy with. Changes in their lives that they can’t seem to overcome. Have you heard of ”vicitimitis?” The condition that causes pity parties and can pull down a whole team....

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Locked positions!

Locked positions!

I don’t know how many times I’ve been called into situations in organizations and corporations where conflicts have made the work environment toxic. I particularly remember one large company where it had become unbearable. The employees including many middle managers...

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