237 posts in category

Personal Development

4 Tips to Navigate Through Any Life Transition

“Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.” ― Reinhold…

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You Can Make the Most Powerful Impact at Work (Part 3 of 5)

Dr. H is a world renown expert in colorectal surgery. After an M.D. from Columbia University, postdocs and various residencies,…

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Which Is More Important for Leaders: The Past, Present, or Future?

Before upgrading to captain, I spent close to three years perfecting my stick-and-rudder skills under the tutelage of experienced captains….

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Twelve Secrets to Being a Better Leader

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live…

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Questions Every Leader Should Ask to Avoid Toxic Blind Spots

One of the great honors of being a high school teacher is being selected by a student to deliver their…

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The Danger of Premature Success

When I was 22 years old, I felt ready to jump headlong into God’s call on my life. Shortly after…

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The Epilogue: Coping Mechanisms (Part 8 of 8)

How do people like you cope with work stress? We’ve been asking this question and to this point, we have…

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Stress Is Causing You Stress (Part 7 of 8)

VOCA, the company I lead, has been conducting research into sources of your stress at work.  In this post, we…

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Ambiguity is Causing You Stress (Part 6 of 8)

Ambiguity is causing you stress at work. Not knowing is actually worse than knowing the worst.  I attribute this line…

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Work-Life Imbalance is Causing You Stress (Part 5 of 8)

During the question and answer at a recent workshop, a gentleman asked what he should do about his four-hour daily…

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