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What is on your list? Many people make lists to manage their to-do’s. Some make lists to figure out the best choices and direction for their life, and others sometimes make lists for shopping, and still others make lists for their spouse or significant other. Right now if you made a list of obstacles you’ve

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Thrill of Success

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Every year millions of people visit amusement parks, some of them small home town carnivals and others gigantic theme parks such as Disney World. It is only a guess how many of those visitors visit for the rides, you know, the true thrill seekers. They may enjoy the food, the theme, or the atmosphere, but

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Rerun

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The past 150 years tells us there has been a lot of change, the past month or day may not be so obvious. Many would agree we need change, but many would argue about what change is needed. Still others may argue they like things exactly as they are, and no change is necessary. The

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What’s Inside?

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What’s inside the mysterious envelope? What’s in the box? What’s behind the shiny paper and colorful bow? It may not be the curiosity that gets to us, it may be the feeling of value based on the presentation. A social media profile without a picture, a book by its cover, and even a picture without

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Say Something

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“I didn’t like what I heard, but I didn’t say anything.” “I wasn’t sure I agreed, but I thought it was best to keep quiet.” “Everyone in the group was already on board; I didn’t want to be the only one to disagree.” When you roll with it, go with the flow, or think you’ve

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Right Time

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You were born at the right time, in the right place, and with the right opportunities. After all, a changing world surrounds you. You’re right in the middle of the greatest achievements of mankind. You have the power of technology expanding at a commanding pace, opportunity is everywhere, possibilities abound, and it is unstoppable. Unfortunately,

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Outlast It

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Weather storms build, they may start out softly, but build to a peak intensity that can be very damaging. The same is true for storms in our personal lives, with friends or family, and even while on the job. As the intensity of a storm builds to its peak, the probability of damaging anything in

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Goats, Fish, and Slopes

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Scapegoats, red herrings, and slippery slopes, workplaces everywhere are filled with these social and sometimes cultural complications. Most employees come to work expecting to succeed, not fail, and while it often takes team effort to succeed, individual choices and mind-sets have a lot to do with the outcomes. Your workplace life is what you make

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Too Hot

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Too hot or too cold and we are uncomfortable. In the U.S. most of us live life with the comfort and convenience of a climate controlled environment. Many people go from their house, to their car, to their job, to the store, or nearly anywhere else, in a controlled climate. Our workplaces sometimes get too

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Both Ways

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In many ways it seems like the rules for work are changing, at least for those organizations that are serious about their success. Rules for work once included following the crowd, personal sacrifice, and doing what the boss says not what the boss does. Even when unemployment is high, the best organizations report challenges in

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