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strengths values
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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24
Sep

Tom Rath is Fully Charged

by Andrea Goeglein Tom Rath’s new book has me fully charged.  Before I tell you why, I want to thank – again – Ben Dean of Mentor Coach for the outstanding educational platform he has developed.  I bought Fully Charged because I received a notice that Ben was doing an interview with Tom.  If you...
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26
Feb

The Mission of Values

Every so often in my work I am given the opportunity to experience first hand why groups of people need to organize around a central mission that they value when they come together to achieve a goal.  It does not matter if the group is a family, a small business, or a huge business or...
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07
Jul

Courage

This week has been all about freedom in the United States.   Freedom may have been the theme, but I was reminded how important the emotional strength of courage is to our freedom in some unusual ways.  The courage of those who protect our freedom is obvious.  What I had lost focus of was how much courage it takes  achieve...
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01
Apr

Crazy Busy or Happy Busy?

I have a very simple Dr. Success challenge to start your new month. Dr. Success Challenge:  Answer these questions:  Do you have a tendency of describing your day as ‘crazy busy’?  If so, how do you feel when you describe your day that way? As an experiment, when asked, describe your day as ‘happy busy’. ...
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VIA Survey
25
Dec

Gifts

The season, and today, December 25, has become about gifts. No judgement, just stating the obvious.  In the US  generally the “holiday season” has become about buying, giving and getting gifts. Dr. Success Christmas Challenge:   Discover your top 5 strengths — your natural gifts — and design your days so that you are able to...
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10
Sep

The Value of Lemonade Stands

One of the 24 Values In Action from Positive Psychology research is Persistence (Perseverance and Industriousness)(p.229).  This weekend I stopped to buy a glass of lemonade from two children in my neighborhood.  I had backed out of my garage and did not notice the lemonade stand until I was about turn the corner.  I pulled...
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25
May

What Do You Value?

ow this old post really made me smile.  I found as I was planning this trip that I have a very cheap streak.  That streak is along the lines of never wanting to invest money on ‘side trips’ — I like to go first class, stay first class, spend first class — but don’t like...
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02
Dec

Three Minutes with the President

Sometime in 2009 I was at a dinner and someone posed a conversation starter:  If you had 3 minutes with the President Obama, what would you ask or say.  For me the answer was easy.  “Please do not violate my ethical trust in you.”  Notice I did not say, please don’t cheat on your wife. ...
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