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You’re making me sad

"You're making me sad," my son said accusingly last night as I refused him a cookie before dinnertime. With a three-year-old, it's easy to see that I had no intent to upset him, nor could…


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Five ways to fail a job interview

I’ve interviewed hundreds of job candidates. Going into an interview, I want the interviewee to get the job, to be ‘the one’. But the law of averages says that’s unlikely. Most candidates make the same…



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Do the things you hate

We hear a lot about following your passion. Doing what you love. And why would you do anything else if you want a satisfying and successful life? At the career-level this is good advice. But…



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Most of your decisions are wrong

We each make hundreds of decisions everyday. Some decisions are complex and based on detailed research, others are gut-feel, intuitive selections. Some are important with deep ramifications, while others are of little consequence. Most of…


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Most of what you do is pointless

In 1906, Italian sociologist and economist Vilfredo Pareto discovered that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of its population. This Power Law, which later came to bear his name, is now a common…



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The power of No

The only way to grow a business, to reach a goal or to make something important happen is to say 'Yes'. 'Yes' is one of the most powerful, affirming words in our vocabulary. Everything that…


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Meet your own standards

One of the side-effects of multitasking, is that we end up with too many tasks. We take on more than we can deliver to a high standard. Instead we skim across the top of each…