Inspiration

My Must-Attend Conference of 2017 #workhuman

January 19, 2017

This time each year, many people peruse their industry’s conference offerings to decide which ones to attend. If you’re in the human resources, talent management, organizational development or leadership functions in your company, I suggest the WorkHuman 2017 conference. Now in its third year, the conference—sponsored by technology solutions provider Globoforce—seeks to help companies build […]

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6 Things I Learned from (Almost) Strangers That Will Help Make My Life Better

May 31, 2016

When I attend a business conference, I expect to learn things from the presenters. That’s a given.  There’s another great source of information that many conference participants overlook: one’s fellow attendees. Many people know that networking is an important part of the conference experience, but fewer realize that the true gold of an interaction during […]

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Quotes from Women in #Leadership

February 15, 2016

Blogging on The People Equation has taught me that readers love lists of quotations. Leadership quotes are a particular favorite. And if you bring gender into the equation,  you get brisk discussion out of it as well. Just ask my friend and fellow leadership blogger Jesse Lyn Stoner. John Walston, co-founder of the site Resourceful Manager, sent me […]

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Huffington Post’s “True North Leaders”

February 1, 2016

When Huffington Post published my article How to Stay Okay with Who You Are and Still Meet the Demands of Leadership, I discovered this great part of the site: their “True North Leaders” section, which highlights the “inner game” that leaders must master: authenticity, courage, values and integrity. I write about those topics frequently, so I’ll be sure […]

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16 Stories to Energize Your Leadership

April 21, 2015

Feeling burned out as a leader? It’s a common feeling: work life is hectic and leaders feel especially “squeezed.”  This constant pressure can suck every last bit of energy from you and the people you lead, with unfortunate results. As Chris Edmonds, author of The Culture Engine, writes in the foreword of the recently released […]

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Tips for Wrapping Up the Year

December 29, 2014

Are you working this week? If you have an office job, most likely it’s going to be fairly quiet in the office because many of your colleagues are on vacation. That makes it a perfect time to finish those things you never seem to get around to doing—like filing your expense reports or cleaning off […]

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Five Stories of Giving Thanks and Gratitude

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here are some of my favorites posts related to giving thanks and gratitude: 1. Comedian Sarah Silverman is not the first person I look to for inspiration, but I appreciated her take on creating happiness in The Difference between Finding Happiness and Being Miserable. 2. Show your gratitude to the people you […]

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18 Quotes to Inspire Your Attitude of Gratitude

November 26, 2014

Tomorrow is my country’s national day of Thanksgiving. Here are some quotations to help you form an “attitude of gratitude.” Which one is your favorite? “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust “Do not spoil what you have […]

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Favorite Quotes about Following Your Conscience

November 19, 2014

This week author Frank Sonnenberg published his latest book, Follow Your Conscience: Make a Difference in Your Life & in the Lives of Others. You can read my review here. The book is a series of essays on the important things in life—which Frank reminds us are rarely “things”. He writes beautifully about honesty, compassion, […]

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Follow Your Conscience by @FSonnenberg

November 18, 2014

When my son was three years old, he and I had a wonderful teachable moment while shopping. As we left the grocery store with our purchases, I realized that a greeting card I meant to buy had slipped down into the shopping cart. I hadn’t yet paid for it. “Oh, we need to go back […]

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