Category: Self-Management

My colleague Mario and I sit at Books and Books Café on Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln Road Mall, talking about what energizes us in our work. Mario has held senior HR Leadership roles for Fortune 500 firms throughout Latin America. 
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It happened. My mom had a stroke, 3 weeks ago. A relatively mild one. She’s 92. I flew to Germany where mom resides to tend to her and her affairs.

Mom’s body and spirit are recovering,  (more…)

The right book, the right time. It arrived the final day of 2016. It frames the perfect success opportunity for 2017.

Tom Asacker’s I Am Keats. (more…)

A new year. Spring-into-action time.

A moment of regret perhaps. Wait, the holidays didn’t last long enough. I’m not ready to spring. (more…)

I attended a holiday party the other day. Delightful event. Chatted with a vivacious person named Melissa who I had not met before. There are 3 great parties going on tomorrow evening, Melissa said to me.  (more…)

End of year.

Facebook is concocting “Favorite Moments of 2016” videos for its users. Fun. Frivolous. 2 F-words I love. The easy ones. (more…)

There’s context, and there’s CONTEXT.

Granular HYPER-CONTEXT.

Context creates expectation AND anticipation in any conversation.  (more…)

I am happy for you. Powerful words, right?

And my two favorite variations:
I am so pleased for you (a bit more cautious).
I am thrilled for you (yes, over the top).
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Shock. And shock. More shock.

A US president-elect who by most everyone’s moral compass engages in objectionable business practices, routinely resorts to offensive rhetoric, flaunts ignorance of complex issues, displays no signs of self-mastery. (more…)

There is a field of smile studies. Yes, there really is. This got my attention.

Most of us believe that smiling is a good thing, right?  Well, here’s what happens in a genuine smile. Think of it as a one-two punch. Or shall I say one-two muscle tug.  (more…)