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You Have 118 Seconds

I love Harvard Business Review’s “Management Tip of the Day” – here’s a good one. The average length of an elevator ride in New York City is 118 seconds. If you use that as a guide, it means you’...

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Storytelling with Steve Jobs

What separated Steve Jobs from other CEOs and startup leaders? There are millions of answers to this question. Perhaps it was his sheer will, relentless ambition or bold determination. August Turak, Forbes Contributor, contends...

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Never Say Never, And You’ll Always Be Authentic

The two most dangerous words in the English language are never and always. Making declarations with one of these two adverbs attached only sets you up for failure and can adversely affect how you are viewed by your colleagues a...


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Creating Your Own Personal Style

You wake up in the morning, you wander over to a dark closet and you decide in a half-asleep state what to wear that day. Perhaps you grab the first pair of pants you see and a cardigan. Maybe you make it easy and grab a suit o...

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Words to Stop Saying – Never Ask ‘Does That Make Sense’

Have you ever been in a conversation and become incredibly aware that the person you’re speaking with is saying “like” every two seconds? Or maybe you’ve spoken to that annoying person who ends every sen...

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Do We Really Want Change?

Another post on change – but yes, it’s important. Change is something we deal with every day. The changing of the seasons, changing of the tides, changing jobs, changing lovers, changing routines. It’s part of...


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Speak With Certainty

I spent most of last week and the weekend at an exciting and fun training session with other nonprofit and arts marketing organizations. It was fabulous. But when you spend four days straight talking to the same people, you beg...