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All It Takes Is a Little…

For all the talk of the millennial generation's "self-esteem on steroids," it's startling how often one finds the opposite. More like self-esteem on Chiclets. Most live somewhere in the middle—which of course is a good…

How to Be a Better, More…

What's the #1 quality you admire in a speaker? Please share your response on Twitter—and be sure to use the hashtag #ThrivingAtWork so I see it! 10 Tips to Speak With More Confidence Speaking well in front of groups…

21 Things to Stop Feeling…

One of the gifts of getting older is you learn to care less (in a good way) about what other people think. You learn to cut yourself more slack. Next thing you know, you're giving others more slack. What's not to love?…

9 Tips to Break Free From…

Did you see my earlier Pep Talk, 9 Reasons Not to Be a People-Pleaser? Boy, did I get a lot of "amens" on that one. If you missed it, I invite you to click on the link in this paragraph. For now, let's talk about how to…

"You Had Confidence in…

Have you ever had a friend who could voice your thoughts better than you could? I was telling my friend Steve about my new attorney, Brian—and how he had outshined anyone else I'd interviewed. “I got the feeling if he…

Do You Sometimes Beat…

It took a late-night Chicago dog and a good night’s rest for me to reach this conclusion, but here it is: Beating yourself up is overrated. What does beating yourself up look like? Cutting yourself no slack,…

Light-Bulb Moment or…

With all due respect to Father Gary, the greatest lesson I learned last Sunday had nothing to do with his well-crafted homily. And you don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate this story and gain a good insight or two.…

The Day I Overcame My…

What is it time for you to stop being afraid of? As an example, I figured out in tenth grade that I had a knack for public speaking—but it wasn’t until last Saturday (when I gave my best speech ever) that I made the…