Intuition: It’s More than Your Gut

In daily decision making, when can you make a quick decision over a well calculated one?  It has to do with trusting your intuition. Interestingly, there are 3 types of intuition.  Yes, 3.  However only expert intuition is emotionally and cognitively based, which is the best type to rely on when making quick/confident decisions. Ordinary Intuition This describes your gut feeling, like a tingle, twitch or rumble in your stomach. Example: I’m interviewing someone for a position.  And before interviewing them, my gut says,

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Work/Life Balance of a CEO

Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Meg Whitman.  Could these recognizable CEOs teach us something about balance?  Five hundred CEOs from companies like Google, Kellogg’s, and AT&T were interviewed by Entrepreneur to discuss their average day.  The interesting thing is regardless of our job title, we can do some of these things too: wake up early, create healthy habits, work within teams, and prioritize professional development. Here are a few pages from the average CEOs playbook. Schedule strategic time –Consider

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I’m a Millennial: I Can’t be Managed, but I can be Inspired

I have a confession, a dirty little secret that I need to share with you: I’m a millennial. I’m not sure if I’m proud of it, and I certainly can’t control it, but it is who I am. I work with managers across a variety of industries and the thread that binds them all together is a singular question: what the heck do I do with the millennials at my company? As a member of this confounding generation, I’m not

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The Question New Managers Forget to Ask

You have a new hire—how will you set the right tone and gain understanding of how you’ll work together? Imagine you have two questions to choose from: “How do you like to be managed?” Or “Tell me about the best boss you’ve ever had.” Ask about the Best Boss.  The answer to the “Best Boss” reveals your employees’ preferences and often their values.  Listening carefully to their response gives you insight into how they like to be managed. When I’ve

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Gratitude is Good For Us

Adele’s instant earworm (I mean hit) Hello has been stuck in my head all weekend.  And, according to a sketch on Saturday Night Live, it is powerful enough to stop a politically polarizing Thanksgiving family fight in its tracks. In the sketch, the family is engaged in two activities familiar to many of us this time of year, arguing and gratitude. Neuroscience, cardiology, and psychology agree that gratitude is good for us.  It strengthens our hearts, lowers stress hormones even

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