Distraction Free Workplace Zones Increase Productivity

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Imaginations Filling The Workplace In the near future creating a Distraction Free Workplace by morphing our current spaces into soundproof offices that diminish much of today’s office noise is not the answer. First the cost alone of retrofitting millions of offices into a something mimicking a trailer park is not going to happen, and second…

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Are We All Too Busy?

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Too Busy For What? If we were to stop and write down a detailed list of all the things we’ve promised ourselves we’d accomplish we might find our minds rapidly spinning into a state of  frustration, and quite possibly become overwhelmed. In less than 100 years the world has moved from a time of simple…

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Mindsets Matter!

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  Shift Your Mindset to Shift Your Performance Last month I went on a 10-day cruise – a gift from my parents for my 50th birthday last April. Having never been on a large ship before, you can imagine how thoughts of the Titanic entered my mind on occasion – especially given that on the…

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What’s Gratitude Got To Do With It?

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It’s easy to become a bit confused when the the subject of Gratitude finds it way into the conversation about empowering the creative and innovative talents of  company employees and teams. After all, whats gratitude got to do with business anyways? If you find yourself in the confused camp welcome aboard, you’re rubbing shoulders with…

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Remembering What We Know

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Remembering What You Know Recently I ran into a friend who sheepishly asked me if I had any tips that might help him express or feel empathy, honestly I was flummoxed. No one has ever asked me how to get in touch with their empathy, I’ve heard the opposite quite a few times, but to…

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Meditation Is Just A Tool

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Meditation – It’s Not What You May Think Often I’ve overheard people talking about Meditation in heavy and ponderous tones, words like transcendent, zazen and enlightenment pepper the dialog and boring, aching knees and spaced-out are added for emotional emphasis, but what would you say if I told you that Meditation is just a tool…

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Boost ROI by Grabbing The Moment

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On a particularly snowy afternoon I found myself overlooking an expert trail on top of a little ski area in Vermont named Round Top (since closed). The snow had been falling most of the day which resulted in many of the skiers packing up their gear and heading home. Along with my two companions I…

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Polishing Your Empathic Listening Skills


Empathic Listening Can Be Learned Ever wonder if people see you as a good listener? Or, conversely do you see yourself as a good listener? You’d be surprised at how many people think they are good listeners yet the opposite view is held by the people who know them.

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