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Month: August 2014

Sustained success comes only when you take what's unique about you and figure out how to make it useful. -Marcus Buckingham, Stand Out

Assessments, Labels, and Success

I am reading StandOut by Marcus Buckingham.  The premise of the book is that you can maximize your
A group of business people calmly sitting around a conference table.

Slow It Down a Little

  It’s often said that introverts prefer a small circle of close friends.  I find this to be
A man discreetly hides behind a pile of papers allowing his work to do the talking.

Let Your Work Do The Talking

Thankfully, it’s been a while since I’ve had to go on a job interview.  In the past, I
A group of business people Fake It 'til You Make It standing in front of an office.

Fake It ’til You Make It?

  I’m getting tired of reading or hearing people say that sometimes they “fake” being an extrovert. I
Silence is a source of strength

With Silence Comes Strength

  Why are some people so afraid of silence?  Why does it make some people so uncomfortable? The
Practice makes perfect.

Practice Makes Perfect?

I have a son that is extremely competitive.  So much so that if he is not good at
Be Vulnerable to Make Yourself Strong.

Be Vulnerable to Be Strong

Often it is difficult to share our weaknesses with others as it can make us feel very vulnerable. 
An open door reminding you to hang on to hope with a quote from Albert Einstein.

Hang On To Hope

I just stumbled across this quote from Albert Einstein, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Change thoughts, Change lives.

Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Life

The other day I was headed from one building to another to give a presentation.  As I was
Chess pieces on a (chess board)

Checkers or Chess?

I recently came across an article by Marcus Buckingham on the Harvard Business Review. I loved his analogy