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How Relative is Language?

I was in the airport waiting for my flight to board yesterday when I came across a father and son that were eating in a terminal restaurant.  While the father was reading the daily newspaper, the young boy was blowing … Continue reading

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Windows & Mirrors: Part II

In our last post, we talked about the Windows & Mirrors concept: do you accept responsibility for your circumstance or do you seek external excuses to blame your situation on?  Often, it is not natural talent or charisma that defines … Continue reading

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Windows, Mirrors and Success

After captivating the business world with his first big book Built to Last, Jim Collins, the former Stanford Business School professor, published a book that would largely impact the mindset of corporate America. With only an insatiable question consuming his … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs on Jobs

What now? It’s a question on the minds of many bright, hardworking and eager people. “But what do I do with my talents, intelligence and work ethic?” Simplified to the most basic level, I’ve found two different approaches to striving … Continue reading

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Relieve Interview Pressure

Clammy hands, stuttering, excessive sweating and verbal rambling are some of the ways that people react to pressure. No matter what your individual reaction may be, most people would agree that’s it’s easier to think clearly and perform when pressure … Continue reading

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What Teachers Make

Taylor Mali, a professional poet and passionate advocate of teachers and the difference they make, gives a genuine and powerful rendition of “what teachers make.” A clear and inspiring reminder of how a little passion and a sense of purpose … Continue reading

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Asking Great Questions: Part II

In the first blog post about asking great questions, we discussed how asking great questions can enable you to steer the interview toward a more relaxed and mutually involved “conversation” as opposed to the high-pressure “interrogation” that you sometimes get.  … Continue reading

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