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Staying the right course requires choosing wise counselors and accountability partners. George Washington surrounded himself with a close circle of friends like Hamilton and Jefferson to help him weigh decisions. Only after heeding his mother’s advice and that of his close circle did Washington decide not to follow his childhood dream of joining the British navy, and instead went on to become commander in chief of the entire military forces of the United States of America. Throughout history, people who made a difference have done so not by themselves but through the counsel of others. The people with whom we.

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During some days, do you feel that there’s something deeper you could be a doing? Do you feel the pull towards something but you can’t exactly pin it down—it eludes you and frustrates you? You've probably heard stories from people who have lived out their calling; the Steve Jobs of the world who jumped headfirst into his purpose to pioneer the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s. Deep down you wish you had this “knowing” to pull you forward. Honestly, you do: it just takes a little digging to uncover the truth. Think of uncovering your purpose like the work of.

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In a PACEsetters' survey of over 200 professionals from various companies across a broad spectrum, from around the world, this simple question was posed: "Has integrity stayed the same, increased, or decreased over the past ten years?" Over 80% in this group answered that integrity has "decreased." Time and again we find that the general consensus believes society's character and integrity are waning in favor of expediency. We only have to look at daily news headlines to see how integrity, once applauded and highly valued, has become degraded and devalued at an alarming rate. Compromises in character and integrity have.

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Results are usually not perfect the first time you try something. In a world with shifting goals and expectations, people are often forced to get the job done with less than adequate preparation. If you’re the type of person who feels uncomfortable when you can’t be your best at something or when things don’t go according to plan, you’ll always be subject to feeling disappointed when situations fall out of your control. According to experts, one of the best ways to deal with life’s disappointments and the anxiety they cause is to be resilient. Resilience is defined by the ability.

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Telling people, “You’re just lucky you have a job” certainly does not qualify as motivation. Neither does using intimidation. In the idiom of 'the carrot and the stick' - motivation happens through offering a combination of rewards and punishment to induce behavior. We now understand that neither carrots or sticks work. Good leaders help people motivate themselves, as reinforced by Daniel Pink in Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Riverhead Hardcover). Pink notes research about what’s called the self-determination theory, which argues that "we have three innate psychological needs—competence, autonomy, and relatedness. When these needs are satisfied, we’re.

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You’ve just hired a top talent. Before leaving for an out-of-state meeting, you give him the information needed to perform a specific task that needs to get done. When you return later that week, you find he not only hasn’t accomplished what you had asked him to do, he didn’t even get started. As it turns out, he lacked confidence. How can you avoid situations like this? The most taught leadership course in the world, when coupled with the most transformative social intelligence platform ever designed, tells us how. Situational Leadership® was developed by experts Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard.

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Have you ever misperceived a situation because you were too stressed, angry with someone, or felt some bias from others? Of course, we all have felt this way at one time or another. Such factors can cloud our thinking and rob us of our happiness. The good news is we can train ourselves to think rationally, clearly, and positively, no matter the situation. The problem usually occurs when feeling overwhelmed, causing our self-confidence to suffer. We become less positive. We constantly communicate with ourselves through self-talk, and when we doubt our abilities, we set ourselves up for failure, and this.

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