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Why Everybody Shouldn't Always Get A Trophy

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

You're sooo special. You're the best little soccer player out there, and to show you just how special you are, we're going to give you a huge trophy....

Can Volunteering Help You Land a Job?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Which is harder, trying to get a job or trying to keep one? With 14.8 million people unemployed, job competition has never been stiffer. If you've a...

Get Fierce, Or Get Ready to Fail

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Can a single conversation ruin your business? Or end your marriage? Author and leadership expert Susan Scott says, "While no single conversation is ...

Why Being a Great Boss and a Great Parent Aren't That Different

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

When we think about great parents, we tend to use words like loving, nurturing and kind. Yet when describing high performing bosses, we're more likel...

Undercover Boss: What Would It Reveal About Your Company?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

What do employees say and do when the boss isn't watching? Organizations say they want to know what goes on behind the scenes. But more often than...

The Male Factor: The Secret Beliefs that Women Miss

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Why do people of the opposite sex act so weird at work? Anyone who works in an environment where their sex is in the minority knows that men and wom...

The Mancession: The Numbers Reveal the New Normal

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Whether you got there by choice or force, the new mash-up we call work and life doesn't look like it used to. The sooner we make peace with that, the quicker we'll get over our embarrassment.

Divorce: The Devil is in the Details

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We all know them; you might even be one of them. They're the bitter divorced people who five years later are still seething with anger at their ex-spo...

How To Get Your Way Without Alienating Others

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

"At a certain point it gets to be about me, right?" He was a seasoned professional who'd been in business for years, and when he asked me this questi...

Eight Affirmations That Change Everything

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We all have our mantras, expressions like "money doesn't grow on trees" or "blood is thicker than water." They're often the sayings we grew up with,...

Why Are We So Weirded-Out by the "L Word"

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

People are weird about love. Everybody wants to be loved, but nobody wants to talk about it. We'll tell a stranger how much we love our iPod. Yet w...

Are Your Systems Set Up for Success? Or Merely To Impress?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Can you give a great presentation if you have a messy office? Can you be a fabulous parent with laundry strewn all over the house? On the one hand, ...

Are You Letting A Lizard Ruin Your Relationships?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you ever wonder why some people do the things they do? We all have our own unique perspectives and experiences. Our unique point of view is the le...

Appreciating the Fragile Beauty of the Mundane

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

My neighbors just lost their 17-year-old daughter to cancer. She was diagnosed 13 months ago. Up until three weeks ago, she was responding well to th...

Why Sales Doesn't Have to Be Icky

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Bring up the topic of sales, and you'll likely get eye rolls from people who believe that "selling" is all about high-pressure tactics, telemarketing ...

Self-Dicipline: The Pain and Pleasure of Teaching Yourself To Do the Boring Stuff

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I have a love-hate relationship with self-discipline. I love the results, but I hate the process. Discipline can be a loaded word. We tend to think ...

A Tale of Two Teachers: It Was the Best of Class, It Was the Worst of Class

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you ever feel like you're surrounded by negativity? Sometimes it seems like everyone around you has a bad attitude. You try your best, but it's al...

Gut-Wrenching Moments in Motherhood

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

My daughter is learning to drive. But, as it turns out, I'm the one getting a lesson. I'm learning all kinds of new things, like how to stifle a scream.

The Triangle Of Truth

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I have a love-hate relationship to conflict. I love it when things "work out," but hate it when they don't. I fear things not working out, people's feelings getting hurt, or me losing something important.

Polarizing Politics: The Problem Is In Our Heads (the very worst place it could be)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We're all familiar with polarizing politics: Splitting complex issues into polar opposite views so that we, the attention-deficit disordered American...

Are Happy Problems Making You Nuts?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

"Oh no, too many people showed up, and we ran out of parking spaces." "Groan, we already had three events this weekend, and now we have a fourth. I ...

The Duality of Parenting: The Authoritative vs. Permissive Debate

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you expect your kids to adhere to the rules of the world? Or do you expect the world to adjust to the needs of your kid? If ever there was a subject where people have differences of opinions, it's parenting.

Good Morning Moms: Who's Going To Replace Diane on GMA?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Earle McLeod

The mom factor has been one of the major underpinnings behind some of TV's most successful morning hosts (think Katie Couric and Joan Lunden).

One Simple Thing That Makes Every Woman Happy

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

After talking with literally thousands of women, especially mothers, I can tell you - every time a woman has to badger a man to become more engaged, a little piece of her heart breaks.

Emotions Count: Five Tough Leaderhip Lessons For 2010

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

If you want passionate customers, excited employees and motivated managers, how are you going create them if you don't engage with people on an emotional basis?