Second Place, Faulty Brakes and Stubborn Suits

Over the past few weeks many of us have found ourselves hooked on the Olympics. It’s hard not to be since we hear about them everywhere. While I find myself listening to my fair share of the media’s ongoing, often melodramatic reporting…I also find the best stories tend to be a bit buried. They’re the real gold, the ones that provide lessons about leadersh...
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How to Kill a Conversation

Conversations drive our lives. They mean everything. Yet we all face the temptation to do something every day - sometimes several times each day - to mess them up. I dare you to tell me the following hasn’t happened to you. You’re in the midst of a conversation and someone else is speaking and – BAM! – you are hit with a brilliant point. But the other pe...
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How to Deal With People Who Irritate You

There’s a guy at my gym who gets on my nerves. We’ll call him Keith. Keith isn’t a bad guy. He hasn’t hurt me or wronged me in any way. For reasons I’ll get to in a second, I just don’t really like him all that much. And I see him every single day. Every single day we’re in each other’s space. Every single day we circle each other as we use the same equi...
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