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‘Feeling the Love’ (or Anger): How Emotions Can Distort the Way We Respond to Advice

Here’s a piece of advice: Don’t read this story if you have just had a fight with your spouse or a co-worker. You will probably ignore it, despite its grounding in solid academic research. At least that’s what Maurice Schweitzer, a Wharton professor of operations and information management, would suggest. In a recent co-authored paper, […]

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Great leadership, great speeches – listen and learn

7 leaders and the lessons you can learn from their finest hours – click on their faces and listen to the speeches. Faces include:        Lincoln speaking at Gettysburg November 19, 1863    Kennedy speaking at Berlin June 26, 1963    Reagan speaking after Challenger January 28, 1986    King speaking at Washington, DC August 28, 1963    Thatcher: […]

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5 tips for getting the most from your mentor

Last week I was on a friendtoring call – you know, one of those phone calls you get from a friend who rings to ask your professional opinion (like the term? My friend David Lee came up with it and gifted it to me when he told me to stop mentoring for free and to turn […]

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Mentoring advice from the Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk is one of my favorite bloggers.  Her blog Brazen Careerist often has pertinent advice for working women.  Today’s is no exception, with a summary of how she found her current favorite mentor – these are her 5 tips for others looking for a mentor: 1. Recognize someone who thinks in ways that complement you. I […]

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2 weeks ago

Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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