Unhappy Holidays

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Ho Ho Hooooold up! The holidays aren’t so happy for everyone. People are dealing with all sorts of pain this time of year and sometimes our cheer and joy spreading just doesn’t work. In this video, I suggest another practice to keep in mind during this time of year: listening and empathy. And, if you […]

3 Steps to a Happier Team

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Before long, the New Year will be upon us. We will be chasing new dreams and goals for ourselves and our businesses. In working with high-performing teams, I’ve found that planning is necessary and often gets completed with excitement and maybe even some fun. But, the planning falls flat when it’s not communicated or followed […]

Share Your Gratitude

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We all work with someone who we are grateful for. Maybe it’s a co-worker, a boss or even a vendor or customer. They help us shine, grow and have success at work. Of course, you know that you appreciate them, that you think they are amazing but, do THEY know you feel that way??? Don’t […]

Take Different Look and Find Appreciation

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It’s November and that means we are all thinking (maybe more than usual anyway) about thankfulness. I’d like to share a story with you about thankfulness and appreciation concerning beauty that wasn’t apparent at first, but with a change of perspective, it magically appeared. With that, I challenge you to consider, is there a part […]

Career Planning for Happiness

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Half of our waking hours are spent at work yet we often enter into these relationships (yes – they are relationships – employment or contract-based) only asking a few questions that really don’t give us any idea of how happy we are. Further, we sometimes stick around jobs that make us unhappy, feeling stuck or […]

How To Stay Happy With Millennials at Work

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I get asked about millennials in the workplace an awful lot. I’ve noticed, the person asking will typically throw in a couple of eye rolls and a heavy sigh or two. I do my best to give an answer that will be helpful. Sometimes though, what I say and what I’m really thinking are two […]

Practice Makes You Better

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Here’s a quickie to remind you that if you have started trying to be happier at work, well then just keep practicing. Keep doing what you are doing. You WILL get better at it. Forming new habits and trying new things isn’t easy, but keep at it. Like learning anything new, the start is bumpy […]

Increase Flow and Get More Results

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As a leader, you have a lot on your plate. Two major responsibilities are retaining your top talent and being mindful of the company resources, especially the financial resources. Instead of looking outside your team to address these concerns, look inward. Making simple adjustments to what you assign to your team, the challenges they work […]

How to Improve Company Culture

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Company culture is all the buzz these days – many business leaders have started investing in exercises like core values development, honing in on their mission and getting reconnected with their “why”. I support these efforts wholeheartedly, but at the same time, an unfortunate truth still remains – the workplace is plagued with assholes. Assholes […]