"Feelin' Groovy"

Engaged individuals, whether at work or play use discretionary energy to achieve success. They try harder. Research done by the Gallup organization shows that only about 30% of all employees are engaged in their work and even more surprising only 35% of their managers are fully into their jobs. A metric to improve engagement is to increase “subjective well-being (SWB)” which is feeling good about ourselves and our life situation. Factors such as health, having a sense of purpose, social...

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Go Slow to Go Fast

I had a golf match this past week and going into the 18th hole we were all tied. I missed my putt for par that would have given me a win and instead of taking my time to line up my little 3 footer, I proceeded to putt away and missed, and with it my chance to continue the match and a chance for victory. Oops! It’s easy to get on the fast track runway. We reach for our smart...

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Celebrating Success

What great things have you already gotten done this week and how are you acknowledging your victories? Most of us fall back on our modesty and humility and don’t want to be seen as being braggadocios and tooting your own horn. Building confidence in our ability to get things done and persevere through the tough stuff is built on our successes and not failures and owning them builds our hardiness and faith. So this week, I am going to brag...

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Change Resilience

I had the pleasure the other day to talk with a newly retired Air Force Colonel who had spent 25 years in the military and had flown missions all around the world. He was most excited, however, about his transition to civilian life and his new job with a large family owned company where he would be leading the charge to help the company transition from their “family owned mindset” to developing a more “corporate business mindset.” He told me...

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