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Multi-tasking is a Weakness, Not a Strength

 

Are you talking on the phone while you are reading this?  I invite you to put down your phone while you read what research is teaching us about multi-tasking.

Research has shown again and again that the the human mind isn’t meant to multitask. Even worse, research shows that multitasking can have long-term harmful effects on brain functioning.

 

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Embracing Conflict

"We embrace conflict for the miraculous results that are possible on our path toward personal transformation.  Here is an article that I recently wrote which has implications for business, families, individuals...  those of us who have to deal with conflict.  And that might just be all of us." 

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Succession Strategies For Building Generational Strength

This is a great article by James Gambone about Succession Strategies. I suspect Mr. Gambone would agree that the predominance of succession plans are not strategic, but actually arise based on imminent need. Another tool for successful succession is using assessment tools to make sure the right person is in the right role.

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The Art of Referral

Your clients are bright and successful people who see themselves as able-bodied and capable of handling whatever comes their way.  And… you think that your clients might benefit from the involvement of someone trained in human dynamics.  They might benefit from a professional that could enhance the functioning of their self, their family, or their organization.  What should you say?  How should you say it?  Here are some tips:

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What Can Coaches Do For You?

Here is an article published in the Harvard Business Review about what coaches can do for executives.  The survey suggests that coaching borrows from both consulting and therapy; consulting being more of an advisory role while therapy is more about asking the right questions.  I have found with my coaching clients that asking the right questions is much more powerful and transformative than giving suggestions.

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Leverage Your Greatest Asset - Musings For Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, your greatest asset is you. You're worth more than any amount of funding and any idea. Your humanity is the birthplace of your innovation, creativity, leadership skills, passion, integrity, and resilience. It's where the awesome ideas will come from, it is how you'll be able to connect with people, and it's what will get you through the challenges.  A business plan that doesn't leverage its greatest asset doesn't make good business sense.

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Six Steps to Me - Building Healthy Identity for Next Gens

When you think of the legacy you want to leave behind, consider more than the financial legacy. Consider the legacy of a family of individuals with a healthy sense of themselves and their place in the world. Inheritance can be a troublesome gift to those that are emotionally unprepared.

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Strong Roots, Flexible Branches, Detachable Leaves

People make better financial, emotional, and intellectual choices when they have a strong sense of self, flexible thinking, and the ability to let go. The metaphor of a tree is useful to understand psychological qualities that are necessary for making good choices, as well as for navigating change.

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Following Your Purpose – 1 of Many Key Leadership Traits

The Huffington Post reports that there are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon.com, not to mention the countless seminars, articles and workshops, and then they offer one more – Psychologist Carolyn Gergoire says there are “7 habits of natural leaders.” While I’m not sure there are just seven, I do particularly like #2 on her list: “They follow their purpose.”

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Psychology of Success: Why Billionaires Get Depressed

The author of this article notes that “The trouble with moonwalkers and billionaires is when they arrive at the top, their momentum often stops.” While it’s true, this is a common problem for people who come very quickly into wealth, finding new sources of life inspiration takes more than just starting a new project.  

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