Category Archives: Self-Awareness

Thankfulness Changes My Perspective by

I went to High School on Cape Cod, and as a kid encountered abundant markers, stories, and tales of the first white settlers to make landfall in pursuit of religious freedom and the possibility of prosperity. I often used to … Continue reading

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7 Mantras That Engage Followers by

The first time I had the responsibility to actually lead people, I can’t remember saying a single thing that felt leaderly. All I was thinking was: “I hope I don’t blow this.” But when our team had it’s first real … Continue reading

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Courage at Work – Overcoming the Slight of Mind of Self Deception by

“Courageous leadership” is such a great expression, but frankly, the act itself scares the crap out of me. Being courageous begins with looking honestly at myself and sometimes that’s hard. Sure, being a courageous leader includes acts such as speaking … Continue reading

Culture: More Than Fitting In by

*A short excerpt from Moe Carrick and Cammie Dunaway’s book, Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job, due out with Maven House Press in 2017 When people describe employee/employer pairings that fail, they often say, “S/he wasn’t a good fit.” … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Workaholism and The House of Work by

What, exactly, is “workaholism”? And what’s the difference between it and simply working hard? More importantly, what can someone who is a workaholic do about it? Leaning the differences between hard work and workaholism goes a long way in increasing … Continue reading

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It’s Precarious, Balancing by

The phrase “work-life balance” is such a croc.  Maybe for a few (rare) people, the equation that adds up to harmonious unity between when and how they work and when and how they live is a lovely thing to behold. … Continue reading

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Tell The Truth by

It is amazing to me how hard it is for us to really tell the truth at work. I don’t mean that we lie. I mean that when it comes to talking about the hard stuff most of us tend … Continue reading

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Be Nimble, Be Quick by

agility(uh.jil.i.tee) (as per the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly In business, there are some superpowers that matter more than others. It seems to me that the quality of agility, … Continue reading

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Two Dimensions of Meaning at Work by

What you do matters. For many years, we used this as our tagline for our firm, and while our tagline has changed, the sentiment remains strong for me. The feeling each of us gets when we are contributing at work, … Continue reading

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Steps to Getting a Promotion Without Having to Ask for It by

*This blog appeared as the featured tip in the The Muse on February 22nd  – See more at:   Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion. Advocating for yourself is a lot harder than speaking up for others. … Continue reading

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