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TED Talks Thursday: Jane McGonigal – The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life

By | 2016-10-25T16:34:05+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Blog, Self Development, Ted Talks|

In this week’s TED Talks Thursday, Jane McGonigal shares her powerful story about how a brain injury had her thinking about ending her life and the game she created that not only helped save her, but inspire others as well.

There’s an overriding story in this video that demonstrates the […]

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How To Ask For a Raise And Increase Your Chances of Getting It

By | 2016-10-25T16:34:06+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Blog, Careers|

Asking for a raiseAsking the boss for a raise probably does not rate high on your list of favorite things to do.  In fact, most people would rather have an all-night dentist appointment than face the manager across his/her desk to request more money.  What is even more […]

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TED Talks Thursday: Dan Ariely – What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?

By | 2014-08-25T23:55:58+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Blog, Organizations, Ted Talks|

In this week’s TED Talks Thursday, Dan Ariely discusses what meaningful work looks like and why employees need to feel that their efforts have challenge and purpose.

What types of assignments are you giving to your people.  Is it challenging and meaningful, or are you simply having your people push […]

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Survivorman-agement

By | 2016-10-25T16:34:06+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Blog, Leadership|

WARNING: This blog article may be too graphic for those with weak stomachs.

It’s nearing the end of summer and children are back in school or headed there soon. My boys, who are avid outdoorsmen, decidedHow to send your team into the wilderness that they wanted to […]

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TED Talks Thursday: Angela Lee Duckworth – The Key To Success? Grit

By | 2016-10-25T16:34:06+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Blog, Self Development, Ted Talks|

In this week’s TED Talks Thursday, Angela Lee Duckworth talks about grit in this short but powerful presentation.  There are many factors that go into determining whether a person is successful in their career, education, or life.  Grit, or the ability to persevere in the face of adversity or […]

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