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17
Mar

Leadership Lessons from John Wooden

A few weeks ago, the Vanderbilt Men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings came into the national spot light for his leadership style. If you did not follow what happened, Stallings was caught on tape screaming obscenities at one of his players. Stallings believed this player was taunting an opposing player after the game. While many people […]

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01
Mar

Life and Leadership lessons from Tina Fey

By chance, at my local library, I found an audiobook of BossyPants by Tina Fey. While I am sure reading this autobiography is quite hilarious, the audio version is read by the often sarcastic Fey to the listener’s delight. We get to travel with her, from her awkwardness with boys to her unmitigated love for […]

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10
Feb

Would you fail the Marshmallow Test? A case of willpower

In his latest book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control (2014), Walter Mischel describes decades of research related to willpower. In his now famous test conducted in the 1960’s, Mischel and his colleagues sat four year olds at a desk and in front of them was a marshmallow. They then told the children that they would […]

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02
Feb

Don’t let negative emotions drag you down

Do you have a difficult time letting go of a bad event? Do you carry negative baggage with you throughout the day? Is your inability to be in the moment hurting your success? Perhaps this is the year that you incorporate a post-event routine into your daily lineup. A post-event routine is a series of […]

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22
Jan

How Henri Matisse Can Create Your Success

History has created many pearls of wisdom for us to string together. As a speaker and author, I am always searching for stories that enlighten us about our journey to success and prosperity. One such story I recently stumbled upon involves the famed painter, Henri Matisse. As most know, Matisse is one of the great […]

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22
Dec

Don’t Be Perfect this Holiday Season

The holiday pressure is on. The pressure to be perfect. To have that perfect Christmas tree with the perfect lights. To cook that perfect holiday feast for your guests. To keep that perfect holiday cheer. Carl Jung, the most famous psychologist this side of Sigmund Freud, once declared, “Perfection belongs to the gods: the most […]

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06
Dec

Doing Good Promotes Good Business-Just ask Patagonia

’Tis the season to open the heart. As the holidays roll into our lives, we expand our circle and begin to think more of those individuals who are less fortunate. Some of us volunteer at a homeless shelter or serve dinner at the local soup kitchen, while others open their wallets and give more generously […]

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23
Nov

Giving Thanks is more than just for Thanksgiving

This Thursday is the day we give thanks. According to my eighth-grade history teacher, Thanksgiving represents our thanking the Native Americans for helping the Pilgrims to have a bountiful meal when they were on the verge of starvation. But this holiday has grown much greater than its origins and acts as a day when we […]

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10
Nov

The Purpose Driven Career-You can have it!

Growing up in Los Angeles, our seasons consisted of lots of sunshine, a few days of rain, more sunshine, repeat. Now living for almost two decades in Middle Tennessee, I have grown very fond of the passing of the seasons. My favorite is currently upon us, when our world turns red, orange and bright yellow. […]

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26
Oct

Steve Jobs’ nuggets of wisdom

Walter Isaacson’s new book, “The Innovators,” is a detailed investigation into the history of the computer age and our digital revolution. This book also sheds light upon the individuals who have propelled our computer life to where we live it today. I am sure the impetus for this new book stems from his previous amazing […]

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