How to Liberate our Teams from a Tense Environment May 04, 2021

As leaders, we are responsible for the environment we create. Even with the best of intentions, we can create tension in our workspace. In her book "Multipliers," Liz Wiseman divides leaders into two groups, tyrants or liberators. Tyrant leaders create tension, diminishing their teams'...

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Saturday Morning Chores, Accountability, and a Display of Love. Apr 27, 2021

Holding someone accountable for a specific outcome is a way of showing love. We demonstrate to them we care about them, we trust they will do a good job, and we know they can be better. We also offer the possibility of experiencing the fantastic feeling of accomplishment, of reaching a goal. As...

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The Most Important Routine of the Day Apr 20, 2021

All of us have morning routines, even if we are not aware of them. Regardless of the day of the week or the time we get out of bed, we go through our phones, sit in bed thinking of nothing, or take a shower. Morning habits are acquired, we repeat them because we are used to them, but it also...

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How to Improve our Lives While Counting Sheep Apr 13, 2021

Sleeping is one of those things we know is important, and yet, we don't treat it that way. Our sleep quality impacts all of our body functions, including the most essential, our brain activity. In most cases, our days are so full that we don't have time to get enough hours of sleep. The...

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Becoming Masters of Our Distraction Apr 06, 2021

All of us have different goals, aspirations, or things we would like to achieve. Sometimes we manage to accomplish them, sometimes we struggle a bit, but every time we fail, no exception, we look for someone to blame for our failure. We blame our phone because it won't stop going off, or some...

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When Our Leadership Flavors Come All Mixed Up Mar 30, 2021

 

Some people have no choice but to be resilient and determined to overcome physical challenges. Others might have to deal with situations they weren't born to do, and still, through effort and hard work, they can learn to do a good job. Those who find themselves in a leadership position...

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When the Whole World Fits In a Tiny Fist Mar 23, 2021

Most cliches about life and the human experience carry a significant portion of truth; we tend to ignore them because they're pretty obvious, but they can also be helpful. Like when our life is in danger, we see how trivial are the rest of our worries. Getting into that level of introspection...

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Being the Composer and Conductor of Our Life's Symphony Mar 16, 2021

 

The secret of almost any successful activity lies in a couple of elements combined; these are variation, consistency, and balance. For instance, if we want to build muscle, we need a variety of exercises, we need to be consistent in training, and we need to rest; otherwise, we won't grow...

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Everyday Resolutions Mar 09, 2021

 

It might happen that when we are chasing our goals, whether they are very ambitious or not, we lose focus at some point, or we start missing the vision we had when we set them. Perhaps we start the journey aggressively, taking significant steps, and then our passion dilutes; we find...

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How to Get Our Minds Out of Our Brain's Way Mar 02, 2021

Our brain has a mechanism to store and organize the information we receive daily called schema. This mechanism also shapes our minds' structure; it determines how we understand the world and assimilate new concepts. It is also responsible for the interaction between new and preconceived ideas.

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Insights into Leading a Family Feb 23, 2021

There are lots of parallelisms between leading a family and a business. As business leaders, it is our job to show individual appreciation, motivate our staff correctly to help them reach their goals, and find the right way to leverage their unique abilities. The same criteria apply in our...

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It Takes More Than Water and Flour To Bake Bread Feb 16, 2021

When we are responsible for leading a team, we might find hundreds of exciting ideas to implement and get the best out of our teams. Perhaps we hear or read about a revolutionary leadership style, or we see someone we admire succeed using it, and when we put it in action, it fails, and we end...

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