Find Your Strengths to Get Ahead at Work

Find Your Strengths to Get Ahead at Work

02.23.2017 by Dr Judith Wright

  We all have skills, right? I bet you can probably list them right off your resume. You might think I mean typing or data entry or understanding HTML—and sure, those certainly are skills, but they’re not what really makes you shine. I’m not even talking about the things you studied in school or even […]

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New Year, New Start: Revive and Refresh Your Career Passion

New Year, New Start: Revive and Refresh Your Career Passion

12.28.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Do you love what you do for a living? This question often comes up this time of year, so we start doing some self-assessment. When we ring in the New Year, we often feel an excitement and zest for the potential of what’s to come. A New Year means 365 days of possibilities, new […]

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What Motivates You? Here’s How To Find Your Spark!

What Motivates You? Here’s How To Find Your Spark!

11.22.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  Finding out what motivates you is an interesting process, especially seeing as we’re all driven for different reasons. It’s about finding that deep down stirring that pushes you. It’s what makes you get up in the morning, put your pants on, and get out the door. Maybe you’re motivated by a desire to nurture […]

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Inspire and Ignite: How to Be a Better Leader

Inspire and Ignite: How to Be a Better Leader

11.02.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  When you talk, do the people you’re working with perk up and listen…or do your words fall on deaf ears? Do you feel like you’re constantly yelling or frustrated by the “attitude of apathy” your coworkers or subordinates direct your way? Maybe it’s time to reconsider your approach and learn how to be a […]

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How to Handle a Hostile Work Environment

How to Handle a Hostile Work Environment

10.26.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  So you’ve decided to embrace the power of positive thinking. You’ve learned of the paradigm shift a positive outlook can bring about, and you’re ready to bring the change into your life. Unfortunately, your coworkers seem to have missed the memo. Whether your office is experiencing a “case of the Mondays” or worse, it […]

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5 Inspiring Traits of Successful People

5 Inspiring Traits of Successful People

10.19.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  You know when you’ve met an inspiring, dynamic, successful person… They’re magnanimous. They know how to “work the room.” They draw people in. They own it. Somehow they make every person they meet feel not only important but also vital to their mission, project or task. There are a few universal traits of successful people […]

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Defining Company Culture: Do You Fit In?

Defining Company Culture: Do You Fit In?

08.24.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  “Company culture” is a phrase we’re hearing a lot of these days. But what does “culture” really mean in this instance? If we were talking about a country’s culture, we’d be talking about its customs, people, history, social infrastructure and traditions. So defining company culture sounds straightforward at first. It’s the office environment: the […]

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How To Impress Your Boss and Reinvigorate Your Career

How To Impress Your Boss and Reinvigorate Your Career

08.10.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

    Does this sound like you? I feel bored or uninspired at work. I think I do a good job, but no one seems to notice. I want to be a better leader. I’m ready for a challenge that will inspire me in my career. You want to know how to impress your boss. […]

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Tips for Staying Focused When Work Isn’t Exciting

Tips for Staying Focused When Work Isn’t Exciting

07.28.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Read this post if you’re: Searching for a more fulfilling career Feeling like the “thrill is gone” when it comes to your job Looking for tips for staying focused at work Aching to reignite your passion for your work We all love the hum of productivity! When you’re closing deals and making sales, do […]

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Dealing with Malicious Gossip in the Workplace

Dealing with Malicious Gossip in the Workplace

07.19.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  We’ve all worked with a “door closer.” You know the type: the moment they walk in your office and shut the door, you know they’re about to spill some juicy info about someone else. Conversely, when you see this spreader of malicious gossip in the workplace walk in someone else’s office and shut the […]

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Dating A Coworker: Bad Idea, or Good Idea?

Dating A Coworker: Bad Idea, or Good Idea?

07.06.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  It was the mid-1970s and it was the first time I saw first-hand why so many of us tend to say, “Dating a coworker? BAD IDEA.” I was in an internship, leading a weekly Group Dynamics course. One week we’re rockin’ and rollin’—everyone was having a great time, learning and growing, sharing and challenging […]

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How To Get The Most Out Of Networking: Be A Net Giver

How To Get The Most Out Of Networking: Be A Net Giver

06.29.2016 by Barbara Burgess

Networking gets a bad rap because so many people don’t really have a higher purpose when they are doing it. The traditional exchange of business cards and elevator pitches ends up being a false trading of superficial data where both people are trying to get something out of the interaction. Real networking and real contribution […]

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How to Strengthen Your Social and Emotional Intelligence for Career Satisfaction

How to Strengthen Your Social and Emotional Intelligence for Career Satisfaction

06.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  There’s a lot of buzz these days about neuroscience and how it relates to learning and growth. You may have heard of “train your brain” apps, games and challenges designed to boost your social and emotional intelligence. The idea is that by doing these brain exercises, your brain becomes “stronger” and thus, you become […]

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5 Conflict Handling Styles for Constructive Interpersonal Conflicts

5 Conflict Handling Styles for Constructive Interpersonal Conflicts

05.26.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Life is full of conflict—and we all have different conflict handling styles. Whether you’re someone who dislikes conflict or someone who jumps in, rolls up their sleeves and engages, conflict is inevitable. Conflict is a vital part of growth. In fact, one could pose that conflict IS growth. When a seed is planted, it […]

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What’s Your Work Personality and Why Does it Matter? Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

What’s Your Work Personality and Why Does it Matter? Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

05.05.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Everyone demonstrates their unique personality at work—and everyone is different. When we go to work, we’re faced with a combination of different traits in each and every employee and coworker. From CEO to manager to team member, everyone can benefit from understanding how the different personality types function at work. You’ll boost your social-emotional intelligence […]

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Teamwork Skills: How Leaders Cultivate Unselfish Teamwork

Teamwork Skills: How Leaders Cultivate Unselfish Teamwork

04.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Whether you’re a team leader or a team player, you know full well nothing happens without teamwork. CEOs, business psychologists and career coaching professionals are constantly studying group dynamics and “group think,” attempting to understand what makes a group cohesive, which personality strengths and traits best ensure a group will click, and how they can […]

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How to Be a Leader—Wherever You Are

How to Be a Leader—Wherever You Are

02.11.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

What does it mean to be a leader? Is a leader simply the CEO or President of your company—or can anyone be a leader at any time? If you listen to our Wright Living BlogTalkRadio show or read our blog regularly, you know leadership opportunities present themselves all the time, both in our careers and […]

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How to Be Awesome at Networking

How to Be Awesome at Networking

02.04.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Think back to your last networking opportunity. You’re probably imagining an after-work event or party (maybe a cocktail hour), where you exchanged business cards and awkward conversation. Maybe you felt like you were “working the room” because you handed out so many business cards or recited your elevator pitch to so many people. I’m […]

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How To Use Your Network to Increase Your Net Worth

How To Use Your Network to Increase Your Net Worth

01.27.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Just like the saying goes, “It’s a small world after all.” We’re all connected in one way or another. Discovering and building on those connections is a powerful way to boost your network—and your career. When many of us think of networking, we think of the typical schmoozing and “work the room” events: shallow, hollow […]

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How to Make Your Clients and Customers LOVE You

How to Make Your Clients and Customers LOVE You

01.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

We all want client and customer loyalty. You want your customers to love you because it leads back to your pocketbook and your bottom line. You know what? It’s not about that. If you truly want to get your clients to love you and stand behind you, you have to love them back. It’s that […]

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Your Life, Your Career: Unleash YOU in the New Year

Your Life, Your Career: Unleash YOU in the New Year

01.07.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Anyone can have a job. When I was growing up, people in town talked about their jobs—day in and day out, they went through the motions, earned a paycheck and brought it home. There’s nothing wrong with a job, but a job doesn’t bring the satisfaction of a career. A job pays your bills, but […]

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Stress at Work: Here’s How to Deal

Stress at Work: Here’s How to Deal

12.17.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  We’ve talked before about the damaging effects of stress at work and the healthy ways and unhealthy ways we can choose to deal with it. Healthy ways to deal with stress include: meditating, keeping yourself energized, organized, and on-task, giving yourself a break, and most importantly, fully engaging in the task at hand. People […]

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Pet Peeves: How to Deal with Annoying People at Work

Pet Peeves: How to Deal with Annoying People at Work

11.10.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  We’ve all had to deal with annoyances in the workplace before. Maybe it’s the coworker who’s constantly talking or someone who’s always leaving the breakroom a mess. Maybe it’s the client who pushes their weight around, making you wonder when you signed up to be their personal assistant. What can we learn about ourselves […]

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Help! I Hired the Wrong Employee

Help! I Hired the Wrong Employee

11.05.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  How many of us have found ourselves desperate to find the right employee to fill a role in our company? We might be so desperate that we turn a blind eye to red flags in the screening process or we “go with our heart” instead of our gut. Sometimes the pool and sheer number […]

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4 Steps to Get Conversations Back on Track

4 Steps to Get Conversations Back on Track

11.04.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

We’ve all been there. You’re in a meeting, expressing an important point, all eyes are on you, and BAM…your mind goes blank. Or you’re listening to a client talk on and on, and suddenly you realize you didn’t absorb what they were saying, or worse—you don’t understand what they’re talking about. Instead of letting your […]

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Why You Should NOT Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Why You Should NOT Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

10.22.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

In the last ten or twenty years, we’ve heard a lot about having your elevator pitch polished and ready to go: a scripted “story” you can share with potential clients at the drop of a hat, a canned slogan and summary of what you’re all about. Listen: that idea is outmoded and unnecessary. Drop the […]

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How to Be More Productive at Work

How to Be More Productive at Work

10.08.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  Being productive at work is about engaging—being more aware and present when you’re on task, as well as learning how to down-regulate and let go during times you’re not working. It’s all about social and emotional intelligence. Working on your social and emotional intelligence helps you become a strong leader. You know how to […]

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Emotional Intelligence: Unlock Your Superpower

Emotional Intelligence: Unlock Your Superpower

10.01.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Emotional intelligence is very much a superpower. Having emotional intelligence makes our business interactions, our relationships, and our lives in general run more smoothly. We human beings are emotional creatures and the ability to understand and control our emotions makes us more receptive to others, stronger leaders, better communicators and generally more successful. So what […]

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Mindfulness at Work: Dealing with Difficult Employees

Mindfulness at Work: Dealing with Difficult Employees

09.24.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

As leaders, supervisors and employers, we’re often faced with difficult and frustrating employee situations. We’re also often dependent on our employees to get their work done and bring their skills to the table. Those skills are the very reason they were hired, and yet, sometimes those talents and what we perceive as “unique” skill sets […]

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Vision Sharing at Work

Vision Sharing at Work

09.23.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  What about those of us who are already in leadership positions, but find that our team isn’t as engaged as we like? Well, a transformational leader arrives at their vision along with their team. This means your team is fully on board. They’re invested in what you’re doing and they feel ownership over your […]

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3 Ways to Get Ahead at Work

3 Ways to Get Ahead at Work

09.21.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

    Everyone wants to know how to get ahead at work. We all want to advance in our careers and be the best we can be. First off, know that getting ahead isn’t limited to those in the “big boss” positions. You can (and should) lead wherever you are. How? Work hard, engage fully, […]

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How to Create a Great Team

How to Create a Great Team

09.17.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

From music to sports to business, we all see the value and importance of a cohesive team. Sometimes we get so tied up in doing our own work, getting ahead and excelling at what we’re doing that we fail to engage and grow with others. Failing to engage means the entire team will fail, too. […]

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How to Define Your Personal Brand

How to Define Your Personal Brand

09.10.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

What are YOU all about?When we think of personal branding, most people think it’s all about your “look”—am I formal, casual, artsy or professional in my dress? The truth is that while your personal brand can be presented through your clothing and style choices, it goes much deeper—into who you really are. Your personal brand […]

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Help, I’m in the Wrong Job!

Help, I’m in the Wrong Job!

09.03.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Do you wonder if your current career is the “right” or “perfect” fit for you? It’s a common fear, much like with any long-term commitment. After all, you’re spending a lot of time and energy working for a place that could affect your career path forever, so it’s important that you feel like you’re going […]

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What is Mission-Driven Networking?

What is Mission-Driven Networking?

08.27.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Mission-driven communication is key to leveraging relationships, building leadership skills and networking. How many of us feel lost when trying to network at work? Maybe you have a cubicle in a corner and you feel like you’re never going to move up the ladder. Maybe you continuously feel passed over by management in conversations and […]

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How to Gain Feedback Without Being a Nag

How to Gain Feedback Without Being a Nag

08.20.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Inviting feedback about your job performance is always a good idea, but what if that feedback isn’t coming your way? By definition, a nag is someone who asks for something over and over again. While you don’t want to nag about it, receiving input and advice is critical if you’re going to meet expectations at […]

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“It’s Not My Fault!” …Dealing with Office Drama

“It’s Not My Fault!” …Dealing with Office Drama

08.13.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Many Americans have come to expect drama at the office, whether it’s a clique-like atmosphere among coworkers or colleagues blaming each other for their mistakes. Oftentimes, personal issues can cloud the judgment of an employee who feels hurt or threatened by a colleague, leading to bigger problems that affect everyone’s ability to do their jobs. […]

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How to Win Over Your Boss

How to Win Over Your Boss

08.06.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

While you probably want your boss to like you, the office hierarchy isn’t a popularity contest. So if you’re only interested in kissing butt, you’re probably not fully engaged in your job. “Winning over your boss” isn’t about getting someone to like you or to think you’re cool. (This isn’t high school.) Instead, satisfaction at […]

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How To Create A Vision For Your Organization

How To Create A Vision For Your Organization

07.29.2015 by Mike Zwell

Is Your Organization Alive? Too often as leaders we live in the weeds as we deal with day-to-day problems and issues. Creating and maintaining a vision of what is possible and desirable for organizations is important so that we can continue to move in the direction that leads to individual and organizational fulfillment. The vision […]

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3 Tips for Conducting The Perfect Interview

3 Tips for Conducting The Perfect Interview

07.10.2015 by admin

When you’re assessing job candidates, the most practical and efficient method is to conduct historically-based behavioral interviews. Our interview approach is based on the same principle that financial professionals use to analyze and predict future financial success for companies: The best predictor of future performance is past performance. By determining the extent to which potential […]

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Your Best Career Advice …Ever

Your Best Career Advice …Ever

07.02.2015 by admin

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a job and a career? The word career implies an upward journey over time, between jobs and positions. Oftentimes it’s a journey into ourselves—the more we bring ourselves to bear, the more we learn to grow, serve and progress in our lives. Your career should reflect your […]

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What’s the Best Job Fit for Your Personality?

What’s the Best Job Fit for Your Personality?

06.05.2015 by admin

  When you were young, did you think about what kind of job you wanted as an adult? Or were you not so sure? Maybe you still aren’t sure what job might be the best fit and you’re trying to find out. Or maybe you want a different job that will give you more meaning […]

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4 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work…and What To Do About It

4 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work…and What To Do About It

05.27.2015 by admin

As a coach, I often hear complaints from people who say they feel miserable at work. Perhaps they’re frustrated, or angry, or even bored. Many people say they’re “just trying to make it through the day.” Sound familiar? Does your job have to be miserable? Absolutely not. Here are 4 common reasons most people are […]

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How to be Comfortable with Confrontation

How to be Comfortable with Confrontation

05.21.2015 by admin

We all know how difficult it can be to confront someone about a behavior or situation. Confrontation will never truly be comfortable, but, just like conflict, it’s a frequent and necessary part of work and life. Understanding the roots of confrontation and conflict, evaluating yourself as well as the other party’s personality, and weighing the […]

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4 Key Habits of Highly Productive People

4 Key Habits of Highly Productive People

05.19.2015 by admin

We’ve all heard about books and programs promising to reveal the secret habits of the most productive people on the planet. Some terminology may be jargon, but the underlying themes of communication and efficiency seem to run throughout. At the office, it can be difficult to remain productive all day long: there are reports to […]

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How to Use Conflict at Work

How to Use Conflict at Work

05.15.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

When most people hear the word “conflict,” they usually cringe. Visions of heated arguments and grudges may come up or perhaps anxiety about solving problems. This can be especially true in the workplace, where tensions often run high as it is. Not all conflict needs to be traumatizing though—in fact, there are ways to be […]

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How to Get Ahead in Your Career by Being a Bitch

How to Get Ahead in Your Career by Being a Bitch

05.04.2015 by admin

By Barbara Burgess *Excerpted from Dr. Judith Wright’s women’s leadership curriculum   When you hear the word ‘bitch,’ you probably think back to one of the popular girls in high school who called you names or that one terrible coworker you just couldn’t stand. But many women are taking back the word ‘bitch’ and repurposing […]

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Ask Bob: How Do I Deal With a Difficult Employee?

Ask Bob: How Do I Deal With a Difficult Employee?

11.11.2014 by admin

Michael: “I want to motivate my staff to take on more responsibility. I’m trying to build a team culture by encouraging my team to help each other, but I have a difficult employee who won’t follow the procedures that we have set in place. How can I motivate her to follow our processes without being […]

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To Judge or Be Judged: The Choice Is Yours

To Judge or Be Judged: The Choice Is Yours

09.23.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

Are you fully engaged with your career? Most current research shows that employee engagement is critical to both career success and a company’s success. Employees that are fully engaged solve problems more efficiently, pull themselves together faster and communicate more intimately and more powerfully. They enjoy themselves more while burning out less. Engaged employees excel and […]

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What is an Emotionally Intelligent Leader?

What is an Emotionally Intelligent Leader?

09.03.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  What does it mean to be able to touch the hearts and minds of the people we lead? It’s the inner life of a leader that should concern those that lead. It is a matter of establishing an intimate connection and understanding within yourself in order to connect to the inner life of the […]

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Sharing Our Talents: The Qualities of a Leader

Sharing Our Talents: The Qualities of a Leader

06.09.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  In our Year of Transformation program this week, our assignment is to share our gifts. That’s left a lot of people scratching their heads. “What do you mean by my gifts?” Well, we purposely leave it open because we want you to discover. We want you to eventually see yourself as a gift to others […]

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Who are You?

Who are You?

05.02.2014 by admin

It’s not your career, it’s not your relationships, it’s not where you live, it’s not what you do, it’s who you are. The most important activity you can engage in is developing yourself. Just as a swordsman sharpens his sword, you are your own sword. When you go to work, it’s you that went to […]

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A Look at Where Your Leadership is Heading

A Look at Where Your Leadership is Heading

04.24.2014 by admin

I just attended the funeral of my younger cousin, which has me questioning a lot about life, how I am living it, my purpose, my leadership, and… Then I received a lovely acknowledgment from one of our graduate students who has been recognized as a leader and asked to help make a significant cultural shift […]

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The Conflict in Career and Leadership

The Conflict in Career and Leadership

04.22.2014 by admin

What matters more: your career or leadership style? David Brooks says these are two sides of our nature. He quotes Joseph B. Soloveitchik who calls them Adam One and Adam Two. The two sides make sense. Adam One is the resume side of our nature, worldly ambitious, and external (that builds and creates), think career […]

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Transformational Leadership: What’s Your Career Vision?

Transformational Leadership: What’s Your Career Vision?

04.15.2014 by admin

  What is your career vision—do you consider yourself  a transformational leader? I recently wrote a blog on a talk I gave to CEOs, where we reviewed ourselves against the attributes of transformational leaders as presented in the seminal book on the subject,   Transformational Leadership by Bass and Riggio. It seemed to me that […]

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Creating a Work Culture of Caring

Creating a Work Culture of Caring

04.08.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

Caring Work Culture I have been recently asked about generating a work culture of care and my response is the same as the career and leadership conversations we have been having—use the four characteristics of the transformational leadership for a great caring work culture — it all starts at the top, but each of us […]

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Transformational Careers

Transformational Careers

04.07.2014 by admin

    Do you want a fantastic career? Then make it a transformational career. People engaged in transformational careers may have goals but they are so focused on being fully present and engaging in their current job that they see unimagined possibilities and receive unforeseen offers. Losers want to escape their careers and winners dig […]

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Are You Playing Full Out?

Are You Playing Full Out?

03.10.2014 by admin

Barbara Stanny, in her Forbes blog identifies 10 signs to which I added an eleventh, #11 I get hurt a lot and learn from it. Her 10 signs are: Ten Signs I’m Playing Full Out. 1. I know what I want and am committed to getting it. (And if I don’t know, I devote time and […]

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Putting Your Best Self Forward – PLAY

Putting Your Best Self Forward – PLAY

03.06.2014 by admin

Career and leadership are both positively influenced by play –in this case, engaging with others and letting them know who you are. Check this out from Judith: Does putting your best self forward reveal your true self? How does trying to make a positive impression on others impact the accuracy of impressions? In an experimental […]

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Be an Agent of Transformational Leadership

Be an Agent of Transformational Leadership

03.05.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

Transformational leadership is brewing…     I really shut myself down Saturday. I felt nervous about someone’s response and as a result, did what others thought was a good job, but not in my eyes. We were disappointed in the students’ reactions Sunday. That was no surprise since I had already felt I sucked despite […]

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A New Way To Greet – ENGAGING

A New Way To Greet – ENGAGING

02.25.2014 by admin

What are you going to do for day 25 of engaging? Let’s use our friend Ari Weinzweig’s approach from Zingerman’s “10/4 Rule.” When a customer comes within 10 feet of any staff person, we make eye contact and smile. Within 4 feet, we greet the customer. The 10/4 Rule applies even when we are on the […]

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Reflect On Your Own Engagement — ENGAGING

Reflect On Your Own Engagement — ENGAGING

02.18.2014 by admin

Good Morning Alive Tribe, We’re on day 17 of engagement. I’ve posted on leadership and career to give you a lift in those areas. Take three minutes to reflect on the engagement and meaning in your month so far. Notice the things you would like to do more and the things you would like to […]

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Authentic Leaders — ENGAGING

Authentic Leaders — ENGAGING

02.18.2014 by admin

Engagement is not the challenge for leaders. Authentic engagement, however, differentiates the transformational leader according to Dr. Ronald Riggio, co-author with Dr. Bernard Bass of the seminal book, Transformational Leadership. Authentic leaders are open to looking at limitations and taking responsibility for them. So let’s engage and witch for ways we can be more effective today […]

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Career is a Matter of Engagement — ENGAGING

Career is a Matter of Engagement — ENGAGING

02.17.2014 by admin

Steve Vai gives a great formula for engagement that works for careers. The only difference is he is talking about playing guitar and we are talking about being yourself. Vai speaks of a vision for your playing, we speak of a vision for you and your life. Career is a matter of engagement. He talks about […]

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Engaging Through Memories – ENGAGING

02.14.2014 by admin

Engagement is taking unexpected and unusual form. I never thought that writing in Facebook would include my memoirs. Jon Fieldman has been pushing me to write for years and Mike Zwell has even offered to take dictation. Writing about my visit with Mom has opened a floodgate of gratitude in me. Mom and Dad were […]

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Full Engagement in Your Career – ENGAGING

Full Engagement in Your Career – ENGAGING

02.09.2014 by admin

Great careers don’t just happen… …and you can’t plan for them. They come from engagement— full engagement, making mistakes, learning, growing, taking responsibility, and engaging in the dance of life with all you meet. Like the rafters on this river–you hit the stream of life in the middle, keep your raft pointed downriver, take your […]

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Leadership – ENGAGING

Leadership – ENGAGING

02.08.2014 by admin

Leadership is “being with” those you lead, not showing them your ass. Working on leaders being with those they lead–engaging and changing. Check out this ad for leadership. Notice the engagement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7O8s6NgAck Having a great time working on Peer Empowerment Process (PEP) with Judith, and our Wright Leaders- Mike, Lori, Art, and Beryl. Warm Regards, […]

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February Focus: Engagement

01.31.2014 by admin

Engagement! Our February Alive Tribe Mantra. Make yourself relevant and make your life count. That is the Alive Tribe mantra for February. Do as the captains of the Star Ship Enterprise command; “Engage, make it so, get it done.” Another way to look at the mantra for February is, “Show Up.” Take a risk. Speak your truth […]

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Micro planning for leadership success

Micro planning for leadership success

01.30.2014 by admin

If…Then… Leaders all know what a project or annual plan is, but few know about micro-planning. If… Then…. is a leadership trump card. Gollwitzer’s implementation intention is a key to being more effective every day. It is simple but not easy to do effectively. Application of If…Then… In it, you anticipate as many employee situations, […]

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Why people should be willing to be fired every day!

Why people should be willing to be fired every day!

01.28.2014 by admin

Why people should be willing to be fired every day! I had a wonderful interview with Jack Baldwin of 980 WCAC in Massachusetts. We talked about why people should be willing to be fired every day. With aliveness, we say the things we normally edit and that leads us to contribute and risk more. I […]

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ALIVENESS: Have you been attacked as a leader?

01.23.2014 by admin

Have you been attacked as a leader? I’m tired of being attacked and getting my feelings hurt. Yes, I know that as a leader, this all comes with the territory. Sure I can take it, but still. Jealous people in high school did it. I had to deal with (and still do) petty people near our Wisconsin campus who do little […]

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Millennials vs Boomers: Who is better in the workplace?

Millennials vs Boomers: Who is better in the workplace?

01.21.2014 by admin

Millennials or Boomers There is a lot of discussion right now about who is better in the workplace-Millennials or Boomers? I tend to get frustrated at questions like these, because to me they are fairly artificial and there are so many variables to talk about. Because Millennials and Boomers belong to different age groups, they […]

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Want to Hit More Goals This Year? Try on a Hat.

Want to Hit More Goals This Year? Try on a Hat.

12.19.2013 by admin

 I just finished celebrating the holidays with my staff yesterday. We were visioning for our new year and chose COMPLETION as one of our core principles for our company. The gift I gave my staff was a rack of hats. Why? You might ask. We found out that it’s a great productivity tool! I have a […]

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School—It’s Not Just For Kids

08.23.2013 by admin

After a long, hot summer, when the end of August rolls around, there is a sense of excitement and change. I don’t know about you, but I get that “back to school” feeling at this time of year—hungry to start a “new year,” move on to a new grade level, get new books, have a […]

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Can You Do Whatever You Want?

08.16.2013 by admin

How do you define freedom? Most people define it as being given the right to do something, but true freedom is a moment-by-moment choice. It’s the choice to be true to yourself–a right no one can give to you or take away. Limited Liberty This week, I was talking with a group of singles about […]

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Be More Productive!

08.06.2013 by admin

I’m coaching a team right now who has very aggressive deliverables for their organization. They are really looking at their productivity and how to maximize not only their output but also their experience. Work Fulfilled, Live Fulfilled We talk about productivity in very business-like terms. Metrics. What you’ve achieved. How fast you are working. Accomplishment […]

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Have You Ever Played In A Band?

Have You Ever Played In A Band?

07.31.2013 by admin

Have you ever been in a band? If so, then you know what it is to have resonance with something greater than you—to be connected to a larger whole. When there’s a shift in the melody while rehearsing, the harmony is still maintained because the band is resonating with each other. Band members can fill […]

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I Love What I Do—That Is My Choice

07.19.2013 by admin

TGIF! We all know what those four letters mean: Thank Goodness It’s Friday! The workweek is over and it’s time to play! Finally, a chance to enjoy myself—time to kick back and relax. Yikes! When we live this way-slogging through work, waiting for the weekend, watching the clock-we are wasting our time and our life […]

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Emotions–Good for Business?

Emotions–Good for Business?

06.17.2013 by admin

“Leave them at home.” That’s what most of us were told about our emotions, directly or indirectly, when we started our careers. Yet research is undeniably demonstrating that checking our feelings at the door could really cost us—individually and company-wide. The best CEOs, salespeople, and individual performers have high emotional intelligence—-they are in touch with […]

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