Challenge Yourself

Leaders at Work: Raise Your Hand if You Need Help!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Challenge Yourself, Leadership | 0 comments

He should have raised his hand and asked for help. He didn’t. Instead, he shredded thousands of documents in an attempt to destroy the evidence that he was in over his head. How did that work out? The manager went to prison where he died.

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Expanding the Team: Orientation and “Fit”

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Leadership | 0 comments

Fit is Everything A few months ago, my wife and business partner, Jocelyn, and I knew we needed to expand our team in the upcoming year. Our top priority was finding the right “fit,” especially since ours is a lifestyle business with periods of frequent travel and a blurred line between work and play. Orientation doesn’t happen in a moment. When we bring in a new team member, it’s for the long haul, so we took the time to get it right. Work with a Professional I contacted an expert to help me find the best potential candidate, and she did all of the pre-screening for us. Each...

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Two Most Important Engagement Words

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement | 8 comments

The simplest, cheapest way to supercharge employee engagement and job satisfaction requires just 2 little words…

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Success: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others….

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Leadership | 0 comments

Sometimes we just assume that successful people get that way because they are smarter, worker harder,etc. However, I’ve seen just one trait that all successful people share…

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Engaging in “Karmic” Mindfulness

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement | 2 comments

Karma, not my good intentions, led me to experience mindfulness in a new way. My costly lesson was worth it.

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Creative Leadership

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Leadership | 0 comments

Years ago, a boss praised my creative talents in my role as leader. I scoffed inside, telling myself that I was the least creative person in any room. “I just have great, innovative employees,” I told him. Then, to reinforce my believe that I was lacking in that department, I married a highly artistic woman. Next to her, I was a Milk Dud compared to her Godiva Chocolates! Creative Visionary vs. Re-visionary When my neighbor placed a small, multicolored whirligig in his front yard, the kind that catches the wind and reflects the light when it spins, I cursed myself for not having...

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