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Overwhelmed

Emily is feeling overwhelmed. Based on what she’s already experienced, she knows the rest of this year will be quite challenging. Her company is merging with another, and she must get to know the people, their systems and their culture. It’s like starting a new job, which she hasn’t done in many years. Her boss

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Confrontation

Ana does not like confrontation. She prefers to avoid it. But, something happened a few weeks ago that’s been bugging her. She was in a meeting with William and his team. When she couldn’t answer a couple of the team’s questions and said she’d get back with them, William kept at it, asking more questions

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One word

Sometimes our words have more impact than we may ever know. A word of encouragement may stick much longer than we expect. I was reminded of this when Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson answered a question during her “interview” for Supreme Court Justice. She spoke about how she was feeling years ago in her first semester

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Breathe

I decided to repost this message from a few years ago. It may be just what you need to boost your thinking and positively impact the thinking of others. Shawn Achor* studied and worked for 12 years at Harvard. It became clear to him that the students who fretted the most did the worst and

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A big listener

Russ is a big guy, known for his outgoing, talkative personality, open-minded leadership style, and willingness to listen to all sides, including individuals not always listened to. It served him well throughout his career and got him into trouble at times, but he learned a lot from all those experiences. Now, more than ever at 61,

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