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Motivational Theories Revisited

September 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Motivational Theories Revisited
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In the mid-1950s, psychologist Abraham Maslow published his famous Hierarchy of Needs.  This pyramid comprised five levels, with Physiological Needs at the base and Self-Actualization at the top of his model.  According to Maslow, all five of these levels were capable of motivating people, in the order he laid them out in his hierarchy.  Maslow… Continue Reading Motivational Theories Revisited

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That's Cute

August 24, 2018 | Comments Off on That's Cute
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Back in 1975, an engineer at Kodak invented the world’s first digital camera. When this engineer, Steve Sasson, went to his management to present his new idea, the response he received was “that’s cute”. While that response ultimately led to the demise of Kodak, we shouldn’t be surprised with the reaction by the company’s management… Continue Reading That's Cute

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Now or Later

July 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Now or Later
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Most of us avoid wasting money. Fewer of us avoid wasting time. The Roman philosopher Seneca wisely taught that “life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested”. The life each of us receives… Continue Reading Now or Later

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On the Shoulders of Giants

June 28, 2018 | Comments Off on On the Shoulders of Giants
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There is a saying that our greatest achievements often are attained by standing on the shoulders of giants. It is often hard to know who deserves the credit when each of us is surrounded by ideas that have circulated for centuries. In How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention and Discovery,… Continue Reading On the Shoulders of Giants

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Change and Innovation

May 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Change and Innovation
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I was recently interviewed for the 2018 Change and Innovation Online Summit! The Summit goes live on May 21. As a featured guest, I’m able to share FREE passes to the Summit. Check at the end of this article on how to acquire your pass. In my interview, I talk about some of the steps… Continue Reading Change and Innovation

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The Role of Humility

April 7, 2018 | Comments Off on The Role of Humility
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At the core of Servant Leadership is the concept of humility.  While traditional Bosses view leadership as a means of getting people to do what they want, Servant Leaders see opportunities to serve others.  Developing their people, creating connections and getting out of the way are some of the approaches often pursued by Servant Leaders.… Continue Reading The Role of Humility

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Make Stress Your Friend

March 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Make Stress Your Friend
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Stress has become a buzzword, but most of us don’t really know what it is. According to my friend Dr. Heidi Hanna, the word itself can cause stress just because it’s difficult to define. We use it as a catchall for anything that feels off in our lives, and by dumping problems into a bucket… Continue Reading Make Stress Your Friend

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Culture is an Outcome

February 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Culture is an Outcome
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Organizations confront opportunities to change on a regular basis. Whether it is an update to a long-held policy or procedure, an improvement in how leaders provide feedback to others or an increase on the part of managers to speak truth to power, one retort is heard more often than any other. This most common theme… Continue Reading Culture is an Outcome

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The Fear of Missing Out

January 23, 2018 | Comments Off on The Fear of Missing Out
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There is a term floating around these days called FOMO. FOMO is the Fear of Missing Out. It is a fear that persistently and perniciously interferes with our attempts to bring dedicated focus to our tasks and to our relationships. Think about the last time you checked your phone to see if you had any… Continue Reading The Fear of Missing Out

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My Favorite Reads in 2017

December 15, 2017 | Comments Off on My Favorite Reads in 2017
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As a regular subscriber to The Fit Leader blog, you know that I am an avid reader, and often make references to books in my posts. As we near the end of 2017, I’m happy to share my favorite reads for the year. American Icon by Bryce Hoffman Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing by W.… Continue Reading My Favorite Reads in 2017

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