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Success and Failure Are Strangely but Brilliantly Coupled

  The words success and failure are opposites. Success is associated with fame, fortune, achievement, and victory. Conversely, failure is traditionally linked to despair, poverty, hardship, and loss. Ironically, like many opposites, success and failure are frequently found together: in life, in work, and even in relationships. Although most of us work hard to avoid […]

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Are you a diamond in the rough?

Isn’t it remarkable that all diamonds start as coal? In their early days, diamonds are a far cry from the gleaming and glittery precious stones that we know them to be. The diamond’s backstory is seductive: who doesn’t want to be plucked from obscurity only to be cut and shaped to reveal our remarkable beauty […]

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Learning about strengths EARLY pays off

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of speaking to Brebeuf Jesuit Prepartory School’s Ignatian Scholars. These high achieving students are in class designed to help them¬†fulfill their potentials – inside and outside of school. Their instructor, Todd Howard, first asked them to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and then requested that I explain their fascinating […]

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Job Satisfaction – Some Great Tips

Recently I read an article entitled “10 Psychological Keys to Job Satisfaction” and was impressed with the relevance and the succinctness of the piece.¬† The two points I found most relevant to today’s leaders – and I define leaders anyone who helps others see the futuristic vision of your workplace – were the author’s discussion […]

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