With leaner, more focused workforces, employers no longer have the time or energy to nurse drama, employee push back and other problematic situations AND get the product out the door cheaper, better, faster, more customer-focused and ahead of the competition….So what skills, abilities and traits are employers seeking in employees?

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If you’re not growing, you’re dying, and sometimes, events transpire so quickly that either can happen in the blink of an eye….When the world is literally exploding in bloom and birth all around you, explosions of shock and grief are all the more permeable…What nurture are you gifting to what is already planted?

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In honor of March Madness, ESPN’s “30 for 30,” my alma mater, NC State University, and the late Coach Jimmy Valvano, I repost: Never Give Up! There is a fine line between never giving up and letting go….So how exactly do you let go of control?

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I admit to being somewhat of a Reality TV follower. It gets a deserved bum rap at times. When they first appeared years ago, reality shows made for some pretty darned good entertainment (worm eating and multiple-wife families withstanding). Let’s rewind the film back to 2002 and the FOURTH season of CBS’s Survivor: Survivor Marquesa […]

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From this day forward, you should consider yourself to be JOE DOE, INC., your own ‘free agent,’ responsible for your own identity, (branding), career and future….It’s ALL about connections.

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On any given day ANYONE and ANY TEAM can be beat. Just ask Ryan Lochte! Great coaches, great athletes, successful people innately know this. Isn’t this the bedrock of the Olympic Games and why we love, participate and observe sports with such excitement and hope?

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Whether we are so absorbed in the tasks at hand that we imprison ourselves, or whether unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances blow us off course, when we are clicking on all cylinders, doing what we’re born to do, detours are unwelcome annoyances at the very least.

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