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4 Tips to Build Mental Toughness

A good book on mental toughness is Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths by LaRae Quy. These suggestions apply equally to men. 1.    Identify your emotional hot buttons. Knowing who or what pushes our buttons and when it happens is critical to developing the ability to control […]
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Mental Toughness Starts with Self-Awareness

I’m intrigued by the concept of mental toughness because I believe many of us could use a little more of it. But don’t confuse toughness with being stubborn or oppositional. It’s a special quality that means sticking to your guns while being able to listen and reconsider options when needed. The key is to develop […]
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What Is Mental Toughness and Do You Need It for Success?

What is mental toughness, and is it something you really should work on? Few of us wake up in the morning with the intention of being a hero. Instead, we hope to get by without any major stumbling blocks and aim to do what is expected of us. It’s only when confronted with obstacles that […]
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Dan Gilbert on the New Science of Happiness

As a follow-up to my series of blog spots on the new science of happiness, I reviewed an interesting playlist of TED talks on the topic. One of my favorites is this one from Dan Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and author, who asks, “Why Are We Happy?” Gilbert makes the point that we can create our […]
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Self-Confidence: Everyone’s Secret Flaw

If you’ve ever worked with an executive coach, then you know what I’m talking about. In private coaching sessions, one of the biggest issues that comes up with clients, even for the smartest and most accomplished ones I work with, is lack of self-confidence. Just about everyone harbors self-doubt, even those who appear least likely. […]
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9 Career Turning Points When You Need a Coach

Most of the managers I work with are too busy to take the time to reflect. Leadership and personal development and career management gets left until last. When’s the last time you sat back in your chair at work and wondered what to do next? Not likely to happen, is it? The world of work […]
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