A man learns to skate by staggering about making a fool of himself; indeed, he progresses in all things by making a fool of himself. (1)
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Learning Is Supposed to Feel Uncomfortable

From Harvard Business Review, Peter Bregman discusses how being a learner is hard. Peter is one of…

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To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words

From Harvard Business Review, Tricia Brouk provides excellent advice on how to give a great presentation including…

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Overcoming Debt Depression & Improving Your Health Both Mentally & Financially

From student loans and mortgages to car payments and credit cards, Americans have a lot of debt….

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Is Online Therapy Right for You?

By Marie Miguel. Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety…

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Make Your Stress Work for You

By Marie Miguel. Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering…

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Karen Kay Leonard

February 18, 1943 to November 21, 2018 I last saw Karen Kay in 2015 and wrote this…

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Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

by Wendy Dessler   Putting the right people in place is a key part of achieving small…

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
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15 Traits of Unstoppable People

From Entrepreneur, Deep Patel provides an excellent list of 15 traits of unstoppable people. These are my favorites from…

what's your story
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How to Tell Your Story 

  From 99U, Matt McCue provides a terrific 5 step process for telling a story. Matt writes: Here’s…

once upon a time
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The Power of Storytelling

  Twenty years ago, I read Every Leader Tells a Story by Elizabeth Weil and was impressed by…

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My dad and Jean Valjean

​My dad died three years ago. He was 85 and had slipped dramatically in the year before his…

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8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

  For a long time, I have believed that one difference between good and great people is…