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Category: overcoming obstacles

Pain serves a purpose

Congenital analgesia is a rare condition in which a person cannot feel physical pain.  While at first glance one may think that this might be a good thing, very quickly you’d realize otherwise.  Pain is the body’s way of letting

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moving forward

What bungee cords are preventing you from moving forward?

Last April, here on the blog I asked the question: What’s stopping you from moving forward?  And to answer it, I used the metaphor of paddling a kayak.  Today, I have another metaphor to address the same question. Imagine a

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What’s stopping you from moving forward?

As a leader, you no doubt have a multitude of issues to deal with – and what usually happens is that the crises get dealt with, but often everything else seems to drag on.  Thus, it’s useful to periodically ask

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Three steps to less workplace stress

Dr. Michelle May is a member of my mastermind group, a small group of professional colleagues that serve as an informal advisory panel to each another.  Even though she usually spends her time helping people break free from emotional eating,

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Workplace frustration drains motivation and lowers performance

Last week, I blogged about leaders who often get frustrated about aspects of their working environment.  See How to approach a difficult working environment.  A reader sent me a link to this paper: Workplace Frustration: A Silent Killer in Today’s Organizations 

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How to approach a difficult working environment

I often hear from leaders who are frustrated by working within what they characterize as a difficult working environment. They feel like they are not given the resources they need, the authority they require, or the support from senior management

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