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  • The Business of Wanting More

    Being Successful Can Be…
    Your Undoing

    Brian Gast’s book The Business of Wanting More: Why Some Executives Move from Success to Fulfillment and Other Don’t, is based on his astonishing story.

    Like most entrepreneurs, Brian Gast lived in a Bubble—a Bubble that influenced his decisions and actions. A Bubble that lead to delusions of grandeur and compounding mistakes. When he finally pierced it, his newly

     

     

     

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Leadership Posts

Why I Want to Be a Boss – NOT a Leader

Leadership sucks! I always wanted to climb the corporate ladder when I was a young banker. I wanted to climb the industry ladder when I was telecom executive. I always wanted more – more size, more importance, and more impact. I focused on the power and influence I had and – it was great. Or […]

Effective Leadership Tools – Active Listening

An effective leader employs many skills and tools to inspire and motivate. One of the most important of these may be the skill to listen, rather than merely hear – or tell. While the ability to listen well is not ingrained, the good news is that it can definitely be learned. As with anything else, […]

Defining your Role as a Leader

The concept of leadership can be so broad, and the definition so narrow, that trying to identify yourself as an effective leader can be confusing at best and impossible at worst. After all, how can you lead effectively if you have no idea what “being a leader” means? A dictionary definition of leadership is far […]

Work/Life Balance Posts

How to Balance Work and Life

I recently was a guest blogger on Inspiyr.com – a cool site dedicated to being healthy, happy and successful. I had a little different take on the topic of work/life balance. There’s nothing wrong with working or working hard. What causes the unintended collateral damage for some high-achievers is their unconscious relationship with work. Too […]

How to Find Balance between Work & Life

If you are serious about managing the “inevitable” work/life conflict, start with what you value most, and follow a vision to be aligned with these things. Here are five tips to finding a healthy work/life balance: Gaining Perspective – Establish the real and relative value of your work, your personal life, and your family life. […]

The Paradox of Success: How to Build a Life You Won’t Regret

Many wealthy people are little more than the janitors of their possessions. ̴ Frank Lloyd Wright For as long as I can remember my goal was to be successful. As a teenager, I was dead-set on being financially independent as soon as possible so I would be free to live as I chose. Be careful […]

Personal Growth Posts

4 Things to Remember About Goal Setting that Works

It’s almost impossible to spend time on the internet at the beginning of each New Year and NOT read something about setting goals; whether for your personal or professional life. These days, the words “goal setting” have become the catchphrase of every “personal coach”, “life coach”, “health coach” and “business coach”, “career coach” or “professional […]

How Do You Define Success?

How do you define success, for yourself as well as others? Success is exciting and feels powerful – operating with high standards can be exhilarating. Reaping the rewards of success in business opens opportunities that money and time can afford. Oftentimes, we define success as our status relative to others. However you define it, success […]

Shame: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I always saw myself as confident. Yet my confidence was hiding a deeper truth about me. The real truth was buried under titles, roles, wealth, trappings of success, and my Impression Management competency. I could instantly create any number of highly-sophisticated ways to perpetually jockey for position in the minds of those I most wanted […]