The Most Inventive Decade

August 16, 2021
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It would be easy to conclude that we live in a time of unparalleled invention and innovation, especially given the rapid pace of discovery and commercial application of ideas formulated during the last few decades. Looking back into history, though, it would be hard not to agree that the 1880s was one of the most… Continue Reading The Most Inventive Decade

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5 Ways to Impact Your Body’s Time Clock

July 12, 2021
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Scientific studies, dating back 40 years, point to the vital role of telomeres in the aging process. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of our DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. Telomeres get shorter each time a cell copies itself, which is a continuous… Continue Reading 5 Ways to Impact Your Body’s Time Clock

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It Pays to Advertise

June 15, 2021
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Early in my career, I was reminded several times by my father that “it pays to advertise”. This fatherly advice was not an encouragement to brag or strive to always be the center of attention. Instead, I learned the importance of staying in my leaders’ line of sight so they were aware of my ideas… Continue Reading It Pays to Advertise

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When Open-Ended Questions Don’t Work

May 11, 2021
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When was the last time you asked an open-ended question and it didn’t work? Many of us have been taught the value of open-ended questions, the type of questions that can’t be answered with a “Yes” or a “No”. Questions like: “What can I do to help?” This is a great question that invites the… Continue Reading When Open-Ended Questions Don’t Work

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Pushing Back

April 22, 2021
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One of the hallmarks of leadership is having the confidence to push back. In doing so, we give voice to our unique perspective on an issue. When everyone around the table seems to be agreeing on everything, one can surmise that there are differing points of view that are not surfacing. Groupthink can lead a… Continue Reading Pushing Back

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6 Reasons to Meet

March 30, 2021
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If you are not pulling your team together on a regular basis to meet, here are six good reasons to start doing so. Create more of a team environment. Encourage open communication. Offer a safe place for conflict. Break down silos by increasing transparency across functions. Provide greater clarity. Structure accountability. Once you establish a… Continue Reading 6 Reasons to Meet

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