In business, we often think that we have to escape work to find inner peace. However, right where you are, you can tap into your well of tranquility. Often people save up and can’t wait to go on vacation.  But, they find flights delayed, bad   accommodations, bad company, and everything goes wrong.  It’s not about escaping to find peace, it’s about tapping into your own inner peace no matter where you are. How?  By

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Purpose I like to watch people living their purpose. The person who was born to sing and finds satisfaction in singing everywhere, in public and in private; the artist who loves to paint and finds great satisfaction and expression in blessing people through his or her creative gifting. My housekeeper who makes things shine better than I can, and organizes my life to make it easier and more effective. People living in their purpose not

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Here are 5 ways people behave in organizations that are the surest path to poor results and lack of accomplishment.   These behaviors are prevalent in most workplaces.  Ineffective leadership allows these behaviors to persist which can harm organizations and lead to lethargy, low morale and poor productivity in the workplace. 1. Practice poor and inappropriate communication Holding discussions by email when face to face communication is needed and the failure to call a face to

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Jiddu  Krisnamurti  (1875-1986), was an Indian writer and speaker of great original power.  I was introduced to his work in a college course on philosophy and religion.  What amazed me then and continues to do so is the manner in which Krishnamurti approached the world and its problems. For instance, he stated the following comment about the world’s seemingly unsolvable problems:  “One can see that ideologies play a tremendous part in the life of man

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Why is your dollar worthless?  The answer is because it has no tangible backing.  For over 4000 years of human history the most common backing of currencies was either gold or silver.  The reason why nations for over 40 centuries backed their currencies with gold or silver was that it tied or anchored their currency to the earth.  They could only expand their monetary unit in tandem with the production of gold or silver.  It

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It is Sunday, August 12, and it has been two weeks since I have been on the internet for fear of spoiling my Olympic fix for the night.  What I found is that I am not alone.  Of the 2.4 billion people around the world that watched the Olympics, there were several others who did not want to know results and those that did. Either way, the Olympics is the single largest event that unifies

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The best way to maximize your time is with one simple question. What is the most important thing I could be doing with my time right now to get me closer to my goals?  This is a powerful question to ask when your schedule opens up or an appointment cancels. This is a great question to ask at the completion of one task and before the start of another. This is a great thought to

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According to Webster’s Dictionary a visionary among other things is an inspired individual.  This definition resonates with me because as a culture we are in desperate need of such persons. Wouldn’t you agree that the Mars landing was an inspirational event?  It was a stellar visionary enterprise within the milieu of our local stars. I would like, however, to direct your attention to a visionary who is an earth-crust dweller much like ourselves.   Her

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What exactly is self-esteem? An incredible amount of thought and writing have addressed this topic.  “Many years ago Alfred Adler, a European psychiatrist, wrote that everyone has feelings of inferiority.  Sometimes these feelings stimulate us to healthy actions and achievements, but inferiority feelings also can be so overwhelming that they cause us to withdraw from others and develop what Adler called an “inferiority complex” writes Gary P. Collins, Ph.D. in his book ‘Christian Counseling.’ Dr.

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And find ways to get the non-contributor to contribute more. What do you do when you have someone dominating in your meetings? Don’t try to “change” the person who dominates the meeting. Their contributions are potentially valuable. Instead, focus your attention on the meeting participants that are contributing less. Below are some suggestions to get folks to contribute more. Pick what works best for you and your situation. Directly asking the relative passive contributor questions

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