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Is being unhappy really a bad thing?

On September 18, 2018 in Reflection

Seriously, what are we saying when we tell someone to be happy? I realized by telling my daughters to just “be happy” I was giving them bad advice. In fact, expressing your unhappiness at times can help you learn and grow. Read on to see what I mean.


What Have You Learned?

On September 5, 2018 in Reflection

I took my son back to college last week. Before he left, we had a good talk and I learned that I should focus on listening, learning and reflecting. I was reminded that both parents and leaders need to spend time on teaching how to think not what to think.


Is your daily grind draining you?

On July 10, 2018 in Reflection

Self-reflection can be rewarding and educational. Recently, I’ve been paying more attention to learn what motivates me and what drains me. How about you? Read on to see what I’ve discovered over the past few months.


Your Turn: What Makes You Happy at Work?

On May 30, 2018 in Reflection

Last year’s Gallup engagement study found that 33% of employees are actively engaged in their jobs and two-thirds are just phoning it in every day. Let’s change that and take a hard look at being engaged and happier at work.