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6 Things You Can Do To Be A Better Team Player

While being a superstar has its appeal (fame, fortune, first-class), there’s not a whole lot of room in the corporate world, or even in our personal lives, for a one-man or woman show. Learning to shine as part of a team, rather than trying to be the star hovering above it (or avoiding it altogether) will do a lot more for your career and sense of well-being in the long run. …Read More

Productive Meetings: Possibility or Pipe Dream?

If you often lament about how much time you’ve wasted in useless meetings, you’re not alone. As an employee, you sit there thinking about all the things you could be accomplishing as precious minutes, and possibly hours, tick away. As the employer, you need to think about the same thing, but just on a larger scale: If you have eight people sitting in an unproductive meeting for just one hour, …Read More

Break Your Personal Sound Barrier

I’m taking you back to October, 14th, 1947. As Captain “Chuck” Yeager, an Air Force test pilot, is about to climb into the cockpit and take his shot at breaking the sound barrier. A number of pilots have already tried to fly faster than the speed of sound. Several didn’t make it back alive. Most just turned back when their planes shook uncontrollably – feeling as though they were about …Read More

What Are You Practicing?

Musicians have a saying that if you don’t practice for one day, you’ll notice. If you don’t practice for a second day, other musicians will notice. And if you don’t practice for a week, the audience will notice. So, what are you practicing now? My dear friend Russ Ferrara, who I first met in college and with whom I recently created a performance piece, is a trained classical musician. Part of …Read More

What are you breaking away from?

You’ve got to break through; You’ve got to break with the past; To break out; You’ve got to break away from what you know; Break a leg; But don’t let your spirit get broken; You have to break eggs to make an omelet; Sometimes, you’ve got to break into a sweat; Give me a break, for crying out loud; Wait! We have some late breaking news; Traveling at breakneck speed; …Read More