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strengths values
02
Aug

Evolving the Spirit of Leadership

Do you see evidence that the spirit of leadership has evolved? I do.  Here is my evidence: an academic biography that reads: “I am a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools system; former food stamps and public assistance recipient; a wife to a glorious woman I have loved for 30 years; a parent to a...
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Dave and Richard
20
Jul

What Are Your 15 Words?

What are the 15 words you want to be remembered as when you complete a business deal and/or at the end of your life? That was the question a businesswoman asked as she began to share about the impact a mutual friend and business partner had on her life.  She continued, “David Winfield Clark, a...
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11
Jul

Supplying the Chain to Solve Social Injustice

Have you ever wondered how your business talents could impact great social change? Having a Master’s in business, logistics, and supply chain management might not seem like a straight line to founding the social injustice solution organization, 1M4.org, yet that is exactly what Tansy McNulty has achieved.  I had the pleasure of meeting Tansy at...
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05
Jul

Can Kindness Help Business?

Kindness is one of the 24 VIA Strengths.  I remember the first time I had a conversation with an entrepreneurial client who had just found out they had Kindness as one of their top 5 strengths.  They knew it was an accurate assessment of their strength. They also wondered aloud if being kind had hindered...
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17
May

The Real Social Dilemma

As much as I like writing about passion and paychecks, I believe there is a real social dilemma we are not speaking about.  Knowing I view all questions through the lens of positive psychology, and the belief that all human problems have human solutions, let me know if you know the answer (or a good...
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23
Mar

Channeling Your Inner Ukrainian

Do you remember the first time you wondered if you would be brave enough to take an action you knew others were brave enough to take? Do you remember your answer when you asked yourself, “Will I be willing to do that?” I am the girl who wrote the book, Don’t Die Waiting to be...
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26
Dec

Does your life have meaning?

By Andrea Goeglein – No matter the time of year, you can be sure the topic of creating a life with meaning has relevance.  In my work, I teach it is ‘easy’ to find meaning if you know and use your natural strengths — your values in action. As we begin another decade, pause and...
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Mental Health Day
21
Aug

7 Signs You Need A Mental Health Day

I am sure there is a skit or two on SNL about needing and taking a mental health day.  Yet, the way work and life have evolved in our post-industrial age makes the burnout we feel more real than many of us want to admit.  The following article outlines my thinking on when to take and...
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man enjoying success at work
08
May

Why Your Strengths- Not Your Passions Are the Key to a Happy Career

Preface — The following piece originally ran in the Brit.co. The author interviewed me extensively on a topic I love to discuss. What was fun about this piece coming out is it gave me a chance to teach what I needed to learn. I had been interviewed for the piece, but never knew when the...
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12
Jan

Integrity 101

by Andrea Goeglein Do you conduct your business life with integrity?  Integrity is actually one of the values that the research behind the VIA (Values in Action) showed to be present when a society flourished. Dr. Success Challenge:  Make a few quick lists 1) List a time someone in business did not engage in your...
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