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Blame Games: Personal Accountability in the Context of Group Performance

[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/blame-games-jttg-september-2020] Over at Women 2.0, a look at the relationship between finger-pointing and group performance: You’ve got to decide how important winning is to you. Weigh the long-term risk of fracturing team chemistry with the here-and-now threat of losing the current skirmish. This can be particularly-tough when dealing with one-off competitions …

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Can You Ever Be Too Careful?: The Case for Calculated Aggression

  Over at Women 2.0, a look at one of the biggest questions arising from the current state of affairs: The following is inspired by the Coronavirus saga. Rather than explore the news and responses related to the events — -which would require some dialogue centered on pathology, confounding variables, and journalistic integrity — -we’ll springboard to a more …

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Boundaries Elevate Relationships and Enhance Quality of Life: How To Get Yours in Order

Over at Women 2.0, my latest piece on boundaries: When deciding who and what get your attention, you need hard stances on what you value most, what you’ll prioritize above all else, and what you’ll get to if time and availability allow. Stipulating what behaviors you’ll tolerate from yourself and others; that’s a prerequisite for …

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“Honesty” is the Superpower Hiding in Plain Sight

Over at ENSPIRE Magazine, my latest article: When your conduct is an independent variable, not a function of the whims of the moment, people can depend on you. There are fewer concerns about hidden agendas and fair-weather friendship; others can turn to you and share experiences they are not comfortable sharing with others.   That’s …

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Old Lessons are Allies for New Experiences

Now that we’re past the “New Year” euphoria that hits every time we flip the calendar, some tried-and-true lessons for making the most of the rest of the year…

Smart Gift Givers Earn More Cash and Enjoy Better Relationships: Here’s How You Can Become One (without spending a penny)

My latest piece, over at tech influencer Women 2.0…. The (Smart) Person’s Guide to Giving Better Gifts: Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but “empathy” remains the name of the game. The average gift is like a free sample at Costco; they’re good, we’ll accept them, but they leave us wanting more.  Be a value-add …

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