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When It's Time To Stop Trying
April 14, 2015

When It's Time To Stop Trying

On Sunday, I wrote about the The One Word Confident People Always Say. The word “no” may be small but it packs a lot of power. When we learn to turn down requests by co-workers…

The One Secret of Highly Successful Leaders
April 13, 2015

The One Secret of Highly Successful Leaders

I have always had a hard time not being myself. This trait has mostly served me well, but some times it annoys people who expect me to be their version of a leader. Some people…

The One Word Confident People Always Say
April 12, 2015

The One Word Confident People Always Say

It happens like this. Your co-worker comes strolling down the hallway and peers around the corner at you. You look up, annoyed by the interruption. She then quickly asks, “I was…

How Smart Managers Hide From Responsibility
April 8, 2015

How Smart Managers Hide From Responsibility

On Monday, I wrote about The One Sign You Have Incredible Mental Toughness. That article described staring into the face of adversity and performing well with dignity. I…

The One Sign You Have Incredible Mental Toughness
April 6, 2015

The One Sign You Have Incredible Mental Toughness

I heard him yell my name from his big office — “Brian, do you have a minute?” “I guess I do now,” I thought as I crawled out of my cube and strolled down the hall. “Yes?” I asked…

How Smart Employees Trick Their Boss
April 1, 2015

How Smart Employees Trick Their Boss

On Monday, I wrote about How Deceptive Leaders Hurt Employees. I explained that during times of stress, telling someone to “Just relax” insults them. It’s shallow and breaks down…

The One Lie Deceptive Leaders Tell
March 30, 2015

The One Lie Deceptive Leaders Tell

I have been to two funerals in the last month. Sarah, my sister-in-law, passed away at 40, leaving my brother and his two kids to keep going without her. And I just returned from…

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