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Peter DeHaan

The Truth about College: It May Not Matter as Much As You Think

By Peter Lyle DeHaan , PhD It amuses me to tell people I went to college for 40 years. Their reactions vary from shock to admiration, from pity to surprise. As a high school sophomore, I learned the local community college would admit select high school seniors. Acting partly out of youthful arrogance and partly […]

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Brad Wolff

Change Your Mindset or Suffer the Consequences

5 Steps to Thrive in Our Unstable World By Brad Wolff We live in a world of unpredictable and uncontrollable change. How can we survive and even thrive when our environment turns against us? Bill Evans was the CEO of Shifting Rocks Corporation, the dominant regional player in providing rocks for road construction. After thirty […]

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Baldwin Tom

The New Super Heroes: Introducing The Intangibles

By Baldwin Tom There are seven capital investments available for organizations to build value and wealth. These capital investments are Human, Relationship, Spiritual, Customer, Organizational, Physical, and Financial. In the 1980 winter Olympics in Lake Placid, the U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey team won the gold medal. In order for them to win gold, they had […]

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Sarah Bateman

Giving Yourself Permission Slips to Succeed

By Sarah Bateman Joan was sitting at a round table when a hand descended over her right shoulder and slapped a piece of paper down on the wooden surface. A permission slip lay before her. Joan wondered, “Why do I need a permission slip?” She glanced up at her colleague, Cheryl, who said, “It’s a […]

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Jeffrey W. Foley

Wield the Five Keys to Leaving a Positive Leadership Legacy in Your Life

By Jeffrey W. Foley Many successful business people have pondered their leadership legacy—how do they want to be remembered. And many of them struggle to find the answer. Your legacy is defined by the impact you have on the lives of others after you are gone. It is how you will be remembered. We are […]

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Lei Wang

Keys to Find (And Make the Most of) Your Professional Mentor

By Lei Wang As a working professional, you have probably heard many stories of how other people credited their success to their mentors. Working with a mentor can truly pave the way to success in one’s career, but oftentimes creating—and maintaining—the mentor-mentee relationship can be challenging. Maybe your company does not offer a formal mentorship […]

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Peter DeHaan

So, You’re Being Acquired

By Peter Lyle DeHaan , PhD Most employees fear the changes wrought by acquisition. I have never been “acquired,” but I have been on the other side—about a dozen times, buying small and medium-sized companies and integrating them into a larger operation. The almost universal response to an acquisition announcement is trepidation and panic. Staff, […]

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Curt Redden

A PRIMAL Approach to Creating the Professional Life You Desire!

By Curt Redden Are you completely satisfied in your career or work? Whether you are just starting your career, or are more seasoned in your position, it can sometimes become a challenge to stay motivated, engaged and happy all the time. It is likely you devote a tremendous amount of time in your chosen field, […]

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Lei Wang

Reaching the Professional Summit

Three Pillars to Redefine and Understand Success  By Lei Wang Stephanie is in her early fifties. She has been a business consultant for twenty years and worked her way up from a junior associate all the way to one of the few female partners in her company. She lives a comfortable life and no longer […]

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Walt Grassl

To Succeed as a Leader, Share the Big Picture

By Walt Grassl Mike worked for a medium-sized business and went to work every day happy to have a job. But he wasn’t too enthused about his work environment. Employee morale was so-so because most long-time employees were merely going through the motions. Greg was a friend of Mike’s from college. They both went to […]