Jun 1
High Cost of Staying Comfortable

From a young age, you were taught it’s important to be comfortable. Someone was always there to make you comfortable by providing the necessities of food, shelter and warmth when you were a baby. It makes sense as you grew up that you associated comfort with these necessities. But now …

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May 31
Are You Hiring?

Hiring new employees that are the right fit for your company can be challenging. Here are some tips for making the right hire.

 

Laura Treonze, serves as Chief Life Strategist with LMT Consulting, which helps executives and teams create massive success through self-awareness. Her life-changing approach has transformed individuals …

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May 25
Are You Right…or are You Guessing?

As a self-proclaimed “hard core” New Englander I often brag about our weather’s unpredictability and how much I love it. On the flip side, I find it aggravating to live in an area where weather-people turn fast-moving flurries and passing rain showers into WARNING based weather alerts. I’m constantly saying …

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May 17
No More “Paper Dolls” – Avoiding a Bad Hire

Have you ever hired someone who looked great on paper but turned out to be a disappointment in the office? I refer to those lackluster hires as “paper dolls.” The annual Gallup Employee Engagement Survey indicates 68% of the American working population is disengaged or actively disengaged in their work. …

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Mar 30
I Vow to Love You…Until I Don’t

“I, ___, take you, ___, to be my husband/wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life.”

These or similar words, pledging one’s life to another, are said

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Mar 23
What’s Your Identity

Maria Tallchief (1925 – 2013) is the ballerina who took Paris by storm at the age of 22. Tallchief said being a ballerina is like being a five-star general. What is your metaphor for being? Do you describe yourself as a five-star general in your chosen field or call yourself …

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Feb 24
Matchers and Mismatchers

 

All of us know someone in our lives who doesn’t agree with us – no matter what we say.  When you say black, they’ll say white.  They focus on the validity of smaller points in the argument versus seeing the big picture.  We tend to be creatures of habit

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Feb 9
Stop Talking Leadership, It’s Time To Talk Behaviorship

Behaviorship may not be a word you find in Webster’s Dictionary (yet) but drastic times calls for new measures (or in this case new words).   With employee disengagement rates at 70%, clearly the current approach to leadership isn’t working.  It’s time to stop talking leadership and focus on behavior (starting …

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Feb 2
Managing Millennials

Every twenty years a new generation enters the workforce.  The Millennials were born between 1980 and 2000, and are characterized as tech savvy, multitaskers who are intellectually curious, confident, and socially conscious.  However, Millennials are also viewed as lazy, entitled, selfish, and shallow.  Millennials are providing unique challenges to today’s

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Jan 26
Fixed or Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck is a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation. She has studied our brain’s capacity to learn and solve problems. When presented with a problem that is too hard to solve, she noticed that people react with a “fixed mindset” by thinking they are not smart enough to …

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