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What Motivates Us?

7-30 What Motivates Us

Motivation of self and others is a hot topic in business precisely because it can be quite a challenge. What motivates people over the years has changed in large part because how we work has changed. Never in the history of time have so many people held jobs where their contribution is based on their [...]

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When Life Gets Dark and Heavy

7-29 When Life Feels Dark & Heavy

One of our clients recently had a difficult month, and a dear friend and mentor sent him this writing by John McQuiston called “Each Day”. We want to share it with you, as it is an important reminder when life feels dark and heavy. Each Day At the beginning of each day, after we open our [...]

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Great Questions Can Change Your Life

7-28 Great Questions Can Change Your Life

Last week, we wrote about Growing Your Wisdom built on the quote by Mark Twain: “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.” At the end of that post, we promised that this week we would look at how to formulate questions that create meaningful conversations. Over the course [...]

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Growing Your Wisdom

7-27 Growing Your Wisdom

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.”  ~ Mark Twain We love this quote from Mark Twain as it reminds us of a core truth – one must listen fully and completely to gain wisdom and perspective. And, wisdom and perspective can help us create [...]

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