Criticism is Part of Leadership: Are Your Shoulders Broad Enough to Take It?

We look to those who have reached the pinnacle of their professions—be it LeBron James, Reese Witherspoon or Barack Obama—and daydream about how great it would be to reach that level of super-stardom. But, with all the respect and recognition that is attached to these celebri-leaders, also comes the more negative side—the barrage of criticism […]

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Get Naked: Be Your Authentic Self!

This is hardly an “NC-17” post. I’m speaking in terms of NOT shedding our clothes, but instead shedding our perception of “who” we should be, and our insecurities regarding our “real” selves not being good enough. If you think about it, our society gives us every reason to hide our authentic identity from the rest […]

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Don’t Let Your Life Go Unexamined

As you may have picked up on, I love smart pearls of wisdom that ring true, and how could you go wrong with Socrates, who famously stated “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Though that’s probably not exactly what he said, you get the point. I recently did some exploring myself into the “underrated” […]

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The Trap of Comparing Ourselves to Others

Be honest. Who among us doesn’t wish we had his or her job | body | car | relationship | house | money | talent … the list just goes on and on? It’s only natural for us to compare ourselves to others. Those who are perfectionists and high achievers constantly push themselves to perform […]

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Make Like Sherlock Holmes: Find the Clues to Your Strengths

We’ve established the power of leveraging your strengths or innate talents. But it’s not that easy, is it, to know exactly where our true gifts reside? Your answer to the following questions serve as clues, and will help you to identify your true strengths. It’s kind of like an eye exam: which one is clearer, […]

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