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Choices Don’t Just Matter — They’re All That Matters

Watching a news program the other day, I was struck by something a religious leader said about U.S. presidential candidates, and I’m paraphrasing here, “past success is the best indicator of future success.” In my experience, the opposite is more likely to be true. In Only the Paranoid Survive, former Intel chairman Andy[…] Read On

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Advice for Micromanaging Control Freaks and Their Codependents

Growing up, my dad was a ball-busting control freak. When it came to my homework and grades, the guy was an unforgiving perfectionist. But the few times I came home with really bad news, he was strangely understanding and supportive. I could never figure him out … until I climbed the corporate[…] Read On


Regret: The Most Preventable Cause of Misery and Depression

When you have an important decision to make, ask yourself, “Will I come to regret this later?” It could be about your career, business, finances, relationships … whatever. It cuts across pretty much everything. As long as you’re honest with yourself, answering that question can help you make the right choice[…] Read On

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Quit Trying to Be Liked. It’s Phony … and Dumb.

I just came across what’s got to be the hundredth article this year alone on why you should be likable. The author, yet another leadership coach (don’t even get me started), cited politics as the basis for her position, leading with this quote by former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, “Do you[…] Read On