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Amy Showalter

The Curse of the Passionista: How to Make Your Passion Work For, Not Against You

By Amy Showalter One of the most old-fashioned and overrated pieces of advice for any influencer is to “be passionate” about your cause. Some consider it the answer to all influence challenges, as if passion is 90% of successful persuasion.  If that were true, everyone would get what they want by showing some passion. But […]

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Eileen McDargh

Today’s Economy Demands A Critical Skill: Optimism

By Eileen McDargh Global warming. Water shortages. Terrorism. Failing health care system. Wars around the globe. Gas prices. Severe economic downturn. Look at the headlines and it’s enough to make you stay in bed. But wait! There is hope. It’s not the cock-eyed optimism sung about in South Pacific, the hottest show on Broadway. Rather […]