You CAN Handle The Truth: Discover My 2020 Word of the Year!

With the passing of this decade, and the century’s “terrible teen” years now behind us, the speed and tempo of the world continues to accelerate. I, for one, feel more brain-cluttered, disjointed and confused than ever before. Upon reflection, it all makes sense. The mainstreaming of the handheld digital device during this decade literally put…

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A New Lease On Life: Discover My 2019 Word of the Year!

Before my 2019 Word of the Year is revealed, give yourself a gift: Take a momentary tour of your consciousness and assess your emotional state. Start by inhaling deeply. Go on. Pull the air through your nostrils. Does it tickle a bit? Is the air cold or warm? Feel how the air fills your lungs.…

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Curiosity: Your New Objective, and My 2018 Word of the Year!

Welcome 2018! With the arrival of yet another brand-new year, I’m reminded of the many ways in which I’m fortunate….in business, and in life. But nothing seems quite as poignant at this moment as setting the tone for the year to come by defining it in advance with just one important word. It’s that time,…

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My 2017 Word of the Year: It Will Make You Think AND Act!

Definition: Done on purpose; deliberate. Synonyms Include: deliberate (as in practice), calculated, conscious, intended, planned, meant, studied, willful, knowing, purposeful, premeditated, preplanned. It’s interesting that, when you reduce it down, my 2017 Word of the Year has a curious connection to the endeavors of ’15 and ’16. Its definition has been a principal ingredient of…

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Simplicity: My 2016 Word Of The Year!

Want to laugh? This is my third attempt at writing my Word of the Year announcement article. It’s not the third draft (The first two undertakings actually ended up in the trash). I have been tormented by this composition, which I began to draft in my brain three weeks before this post. I have spent…

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My 2015 Word of the Year is….Focus!

Self-Compassion. It was my 2014 Word of the Year, and it was timely. It had been the necessary prescription to get me through the infancy of my new business and the community that formed around it. As WAC is entering its tumultuous twos via the introduction of our virtual platform, Self-Compassion alone can no longer…

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Self-Compassion: My Word Of The Year

I’m savoring Olivia Fox Cabane’s book, The Charisma Myth. It’s like preaching to the converted. We totally see eye-to-eye on so many practices. My favorite: being present is a key to executive presence. Non-verbal communication is SO important… down to wearing clothing to a business meal that’s comfortable— lest you send off the wrong vibe…

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The 2016 Wrap-Up, Including DRIVEN’s Articles of The Year

In looking back at 2016, there’s no denying it was the Year of Energy at DRIVEN. Inspired by my own past dealings with energy crises and the related roadblocks, and more importantly my success in overcoming the subsequent spinouts and confidence-busting turmoil, I developed 2016’s Programming Schedule and Blog Articles with the intention of restoring…

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Eradicating The “Busy Bug”: How To Break The Habit of Saying The Word “Busy”

If you’ve read and digested my two recent articles on Why “Busy” Is A Four-Letter Cuss Word, you’ve likely learned a few valuable lessons about workplace communications. For one, you now realize how your workforce isn’t exactly overworked simply because they wax dramatic about how “busy” they are. Furthermore, you yourself are not a martyr…

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The Realities of Busyness: Why “Busy” Is A Four-Letter Swear Word, Part 2

The week before last, we explored how employees stating that they’re “busy” all the time can have unfortunate effects on their mental and physical health, and can actually add to the toxicity of the work environment. It can also send a subliminal message that they’re more important or more courageous than their coworkers, which only…

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