The Simple Act of Listening

How often do you have to repeat a question because you didn’t listen to the answer the first time you asked?

Do you ever space out in meetings because you are thinking about dinner, carpools, and errands?

When was the last time you insisted to your spouse that he or she never told you something, but in truth, you just weren’t paying attention?

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Spiraling Up – and What That Means for Leaders

All day long, you get to pick whether you are in a good mood or a bad mood. You also get to pick who are you going to spend your time with.

This may sound obvious, but your mood and the moods of others have a huge impact on you as a leader. I know some leaders who avoid talking to certain people – even lucrative clients – because they know what they’re going to get – a negative attitude and nonstop complaining.

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How to Thrive During the Season of Overwhelm

I just had lunch with a former client who admitted he is completely overwhelmed with the holidays, work, family obligations, geopolitical issues, etc. He asked for advice on how to overcome this feeling of exhaustion, and I suggested reading books on personal and professional development.

“Even if you read one book a month and or read one segment of one book each month, it will help,” I told him.

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