Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Struggle With Values

We all strive to be value-driven people. But some values put us in conflict with ourselves especially when that value encroaches on another priority in our lives. The dilemma we find ourselves in becomes much like when one wheel on … Continue reading

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Pursue Excellence, Avoid Perfectionism

When we speak of the pursuit of excellence we always have some “gold standard” in mind like A perfect safety record A house that that is featured in a design magazine A parent who provides age appropriate guidance but gets … Continue reading

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How Not to Lose Friends and Alienate People

I was told about of a person who goes into battle with people who disagree with her. Surprise! Most people give her a wide berth on touchy issues. She also does not have many close friends. This is a case of … Continue reading

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Self-Disclosure Inspires Trust

Self-disclosure is the sharing of intensely personal life details with people who normally would not be privy to that information. Self-disclosure is generally seen as a “no-go” in business because it can leave the discloser vulnerable vis-à-vis others. However, if used … Continue reading

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Perfectionism – The Voice of the Oppressor

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life” – Anne Lamott Everything Joe did was “perfect”.  He considered every possible angle in formulating a business plan … Continue reading

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