Is Your Leadership Holding Others Back?

Mar.25

By Todd Duncan

Leadership is all about influence and motivation. Neither happens naturally, but they are both the results of intentional leadership decisions. As a leader, you must recognize that your role is not a title.

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Grounded By The Fog

Mar.18

By Todd Duncan

If your vision is “foggy” and you refuse to acknowledge your challenges, then you’re putting you and your team in jeopardy—and your future is most certainly on the brink of disaster. If you are working in such a fogbound environment, let’s clear the air and close the gap.

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The Customer Is Always… What?

Mar.11

By Todd Duncan

The truism goes, “The customer is always right!” But I marvel at the paradox of much of today’s customer service. Every business needs customers to survive, yet most employees fail to understand that their paycheck and long-term job security are related to customer relationships—how customers feel about the employees’ interaction with them.

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Why Does Everybody Say “No”?

Mar.4

By Todd Duncan

Do you want your prospects to meet with you more readily? Do you want your boss to say “yes” to your proposals more frequently? Read on, for you are about to receive the “stealth weapon” of influence.

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Finding Fulfillment In Your Career

Feb.25

By Todd Duncan

The truth is all jobs require tasks we don’t love. Even dream jobs require mundane to-dos. Once you determine which job best suits you right now, the question you should ask at least twice a year is: Are my work requirements achieving the reward (or highest need) I seek?

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Training the Tension Between Your Job and Your Life

Feb.18

By Todd Duncan

A recent study showed that nearly 75 percent of us admit the need to reduce our work/life tension. Yet, less than 25 percent of us do anything about it. Why is that? I believe it has a lot to do with a prominent feeling of powerlessness.

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The Art of Purposeful Imbalance

Feb.11

By Todd Duncan

Big and small adjustments are inevitably necessary to maintain work/life harmony. Instead of aiming for equitable division of your work/life time, strive for purposeful give-and-take.

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The Weight Isn’t Worth It

Feb.4

By Todd Duncan

A recent issue of Science Magazine found that 54 percent of American adults and 25 percent of American children are overweight. Other such studies report that as many as three in four Americans are too heavy! This is a problem that leads to all sorts of other health-related issues. If you are more than 20 percent above your optimum body weight, then it is time to close this gap.

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