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Andres Lara

How to Keep a Positive Attitude in Challenging Times

By Andres Lara You’ve probably heard the ancient story of the three blind men trying to describe an elephant. One touches the tail and describes the elephant as a snake. Another stumbles against the side and describes the elephant as a wall. Yet the other touches the leg and describes the elephant as a tall […]

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Pat Heydlauff

Do Something Different to Create a Breakthrough

By Pat Heydlauff Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  It doesn’t matter if you are facing unfinished projects, complicated finances and debt, poor relationships with family members and co-workers, or wellness issues. If you want change and a positive breakthrough, do something different. All […]

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Sharon Bennett

Be Happy: Achieving Work/Life Balance in a Success-Driven World

By Sharon Bennett In today’s society there is more stress on people to succeed and do more with less.  Everyone is hustling for that golden ring opportunity, upon which their future lives will be easier and brighter, if they can only grab it.  Unfortunately, in the quest to be successful, other things have suffered, such […]

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Peter DeHaan

A Little Help From My Friends

By Peter Lyle DeHaan , PhD “You need a hobby,” my wife once exclaimed in exasperation. I don’t recall the circumstances, but it is safe to assume that I was doing something she deemed a nuisance. Regardless of the cause of her frustration, her impromptu advice gave me pause. Yes, a pastime, a relaxing diversion, would be […]

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Peter DeHaan

Learning from History

By Peter Lyle DeHaan , PhD One of the assignments I enjoyed most in college was analyzing case studies. I was, and continue to be, fascinated with learning what founders and their companies have done—both right and wrong. While the success stories are the more exciting and inspirational, it is the failures and missteps that are the […]

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Marti MacGibbon

Remember to Have Fun!

By Marti MacGibbon Phil, a manager at a tech firm, prides himself on his commitment to his career. He counts rigorous self-discipline as one of his strengths, and expects the same of his subordinates, privately frowning on such “nonsense” in the workplace as birthday cakes and office parties. Phil goes on vacation once a year, […]

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Pat Heydlauff

Stress Overload? Take Action Now

By Pat Heydlauff Betty, a working mother, says, “I have so much stuff cluttering the countertops, I can’t squeeze one more thing onto that space and can’t stand the thought of preparing another meal.” Bill, a busy entrepreneur, says, “I can’t find the top of my desk now, how can I find time for all […]

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Bob Whipple

I’m OK – You’re Not OK

By Bob Whipple When people vent about problem individuals at work or at home, one fact becomes obvious.  Most individuals have a long list of things that other people must do to improve but a short list of things they need to change in their own behavior. It is human nature to rationalize one’s own […]

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Pat Heydlauff

2012 Rules of Engagement

By Pat Heydlauff Many people have a tendency to attract exactly what they don’t want in life but often what they need most in order to learn necessary lessons which, if acted upon will lead to self-empowerment, self-improvement and a balanced prosperous life. This is the “law of attraction” put forth in the popular book […]

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Glenn Gutek

Prepare Yourself for the Challenge of Change

By Glenn Gutek Leaders are change agents.  It is impossible to lead people into an unknown future without knowing how to successfully introduce change.  It has been said that the one constant in life is change, but why must it be so often, so soon? There are some personalities that avoid change the way an […]