6 Reasons Why Taking a Vacation Makes You a Better Leader

Ahh vacation … the feeling of warm sand in your toes, a tasty cocktail in hand, and the sweet sound of work email pinging on your phone. Wait, what?! That sounds more like working remote from an expensive and exotic locale versus taking a vacation. And yet, 60% of employees report that they do some…

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Moving in the Right Direction: The Power of a Positive Nudge

For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. – William Shakespeare, Hamlet   Shoulds. We have all fallen victim to the power of “shoulds.” We say it all the time. “I should eat better.” “I should work out more.” “I should be saving more money.” “I should be spending time…

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The Secret Weapon of Resilient Leaders

It’s Wednesday, and Karen, the VP of Sales and Marketing, hasn’t gotten nearly enough done this week. Her kids are out of school, but camp doesn’t start until next week. She has a presentation due that needs serious creative attention, and one of her key team members just gave notice. The majority of her colleagues…

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How to Bend Time in Your Favor

Moving through life is like driving. When we are driving, looking out the front windshield, things seem to take a long time to approach us. When looking out the side window, they flash by. Think about that: when you look at what you are passing right in the moment, it is gone before you even…

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“What An Idiot”: A Lesson in Self-Compassion

If you have ever blown it or failed at an important task, you have likely felt the keen sting of self-disappointment or even self-loathing.  At these moments, when you feel the lowest, have you noticed how you treat yourself?  Do you respond with self-compassion or self-flagellation?  If you’re like me (and like most of my…

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Savor the Season

It’s that time of year. Frigid temps, a stark landscape, and for many, it’s dark outside for both daily commutes. It’s the season that sends so many of us into hibernation mode. Just the thought of cold fingers and toes can make you head for the couch with your favorite hot beverage and pile on…

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A Busy Person’s Guide To Healthy Living

It’s 5:30pm already, and you are still at your desk.  The last time you got up was at 2:15pm for a bio break and a handful of almonds.  There are still plenty of unanswered emails, your family is talking about dinner and you are wondering where the time has gone since you sat down at…

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