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December 2020

One Thing to Improve in 2021: Consistency

Being consistent is both a skill and a quality. And it is an approach…. a way of doing things and, for some it is even a way of being. But likely no one has ever been cheered or celebrated for being “steady” or “unswerving”. Consistency is underrated because is not exciting or appealing. In fact, to be consistent can even be downright boring. But it is one of the key differentiators between those who are successful and those who are not. And it is one of the hardest things to do and be in life. Anyone who wants 2021 to be a breakout, banner year should master the art of consistency.

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Watch What You Say…. To Others – Part 2

Researchers estimate that the average person hears between 20,000 and 30,000 words during the course of a 24-hour period. Multiply that by 365 days in a year and that means on average we hear about 11 Million spoken words a year. Then multiply that by the number of years lived. It becomes clear that the average person will have listen to hundreds of millions of spoken words in their lifetime. Clearly, it would be impossible to remember everything ever heard. Yet, despite the sheer volume of talk, most people can recall distinctly hurtful words spoken to them by someone near or dear years or even decades later. This is true both in personal and professional life. So what we say to others can have a BIG impact at home and work.

Here’s how to be more tactful. Continue reading

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Watch What You Say…. To Yourself – Part 1

We all have an internal dialogue that runs through our minds on a daily basis. We share very little – out loud – of what we think or feel about others (and that is probably a good thing.) But internally we hear 100% of what we think and feel about ourselves. That “self-talk” is a conversation that can either be based on truth or distortions. And it can be kind, benign or brutal. But one thing is certain. When you talk to yourself, someone very important is listening, and it can make all the difference.

Here’s the science about self-talk.
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Why Employee Age Doesn’t Matter

There are a lot of preconceived ideas related to employees and age. For example, many believe that younger employees have more energy, enthusiasm and drive. They’re also thought to have sharper minds and better memory. It’s also believed that younger, digital-native employees are more tech savvy. By contrast, many believe older employees are wiser and more experienced. They are thought to be good with people and have better social skills. And most assume older employees have schedules that are more flexible with fewer family demands. And there are even more negative beliefs as well. But all of these are just stereotypes. Here is why employee age does not matter. Continue reading

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