Archive for the Tru Leadership Category

My Mind Won’t Turn Off!

My Mind Won’t Turn Off! I have got to get more sleep but I have so many worries. Do you want to be less worried and sleep better? Then perform small acts of kindness everyday. Oh come on, are you kidding? Nobody notices that! No one even […]

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Work Hard, Play Hard Dies!

Work hard play hard as a company mantra is done! Celebration for accomplishment is critical, and to plan a party or team trip may be invaluable. It says “In order to do great things, it will take extra effort and that effort will be acknowledged and rewarded.” Play hard – hmmmm, […]

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15 Tips To Turn First Impressions Into Relationships!

Recent research from Judith Glaser at Columbia University outlined the impact of technology speeding up our reaction times. First impressions are now formed in as little as .07 seconds and not your grandmother’s 15 seconds. Wow! .07 seconds! Here are 15 tips to improve your first impressions […]

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Revisiting the Old Job Decision Chart

Several years ago, I had a manager, Jason, trying to decide which job role and career path he should take. I suggested he start with what we used to call the ole Ben Franklin exercise. Making a “T” chart with + on the left and – on […]

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Like Kids In A Candy Store: Be Careful!

Remember as a kid, standing in front of the candy or ice cream counter looking at all the flavors to choose from? You wander across the counter drooling and imagining the possibilities. Today as adults, we wander across our values, looking at buckets of integrity, trust, family, […]

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Cultivate Your Creativity

The following blog is edited from Chopra Center and gives us great perspective about how to become more creative. We often think of creativity as something that only certain people are gifted with, and we have special words for such people, including brilliant, inspired, or ingenious. Creativity […]

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9 Sports World Insights For Coaching

Coaches in sport are on stage in such a totally exposed manner that it generates an amazing laboratory, showcased by bright lights and microscopes, to study visuals we can utilize to improve our daily coaching practices. Do sports coaches have favorite players to coach and those they […]

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What Makes Us Stay (In Our Jobs)?

Reportedly, a person’s direct manager is the #1 reason people leave companies. However, in a recent study it was revealed the manager is actually number 7, out of 8  key reasons for why people stay with companies. The top reasons Americans give for not leaving their current […]

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Coaching Is About Picking Your Fight

Coaching is so much more about the situation and task, yet instead we mistakenly make it about the person. Coaching for a task is a dialogue to resolve a possible problem. Coaching for a person is much more messy. One thing they both have in common is […]

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Good Words Gone Bad

Ever say “good luck” to somebody before a business presentation, or sports tournament? We all do! There’s nothing wrong with that, and yet it may imply that they need ‘luck’ in order to succeed. Travis Bradberry, founder of TalentSmart® and author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0®, suggests a […]

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