How I Employed Indifference to Activate a Healthier Outlook at Work

Elite runners aren’t distracted by the non-essentials. What if, like them, we focussed only our stride? An argument for a little indifference at work.

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Where Does the Initiative Come from Within You?

Where does the initiative come from within you? A question that centers you in the work you do, remembering purpose and meaning in work.

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Making the Jump: 6 Critical Components to Taking a Big Leap

Taking a big leap isn’t as daunting when 6 critical components are present. We’ve only got one life to live and time is precious, so let’s make it count.

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All the Opinions: Surviving the Outrage Epidemic

In the midst of this outrage epidemic, it’s tempting to share our opinions (educated or not) on every issue of the day. Sometimes it’s okay to be quiet.

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How You Know You’re a Pro: The Qualities of a Professional

Not every profession requires certification. So then, how do you know when you’re a pro? What are the qualities of a professional?

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Activating Relationships with Shared Vulnerability

For leaders who want to inspire and activate their teams: show your human side. Vulnerability can be our super power — sharing doubts takes a tremendous amount of courage and character and is part of what makes life so rich and interesting.

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How Time and Money Can Activate Professional Change

Sometimes, activating professional moments sneak up on us. How do we change when they do. Here’s how Maya James allowed time and money to activate professional change.

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3 Lessons Learned By a Full-time Freelancer

Jeremy Chandler learned a lot in 4 years as a full-time freelancer, from both successes and mistakes. These are 3 of the most important lessons.

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Getting the Best Out of a Difficult Work Relationship

Getting the best out of a difficult work relationship takes sensitivity, empathy, and a lot of discipline. Here are a few tips to make it work.

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Resist the Urge to Have the Last Word

Having the last word can be intoxicating. How to do we resist the urge to focus on “winning” and instead fight to find common ground?

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5 Difficult People You Meet at Work (and How to Respond with Wisdom)

We all have to work with difficult people – sometimes we may even be them! But how do we respond with wisdom to people at work that challenge us?

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It’s Not You, It’s Me—Reframing Challenging Colleagues and Customers

Faced with challenging colleagues and customers? It’s helpful to look inward. When we figure out why we’re challenged, it’s easier to control our reactions.

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