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The Absolute MUST Attend Conferences and Events

 “You are the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with”- Jim Rohn I believe that being successful is all about putting yourself in the right room with the right people. There are thousands, of events, conferences, workshops, mastermind...

14 Books You Must Read (Or Listen To) In The New Year

If you know me, you know that I love to read. Although I only scored a 400 on my reading section of the SAT (decades ago), I’ve learned to enjoy – and even crave – the knowledge, relaxation, and comfort...

Top 25 Moments of Gratitude In The Last 12 Months

Picking only 25 moments I’m grateful for in the last 12 months was tough! There are so many moments, experiences, and people that I’m thankful for, but I muscled through and narrowed my list to these 25 moments. 25 moments...

How One Man’s Cable Company Made Him Die 3 Months Too Soon

  When it comes to getting service of true quality, times are tough. One of the best gauges of how positive most service interactions are is asking people to recount a recent “remarkable” experience. They are – as likely as...
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Top 5 To-Do’s When Your Merger Press Release Hits The Wire

Co-Authored by: Sarah Le Roy In our last blog post, 90% of Mergers Fail Without These 5 Crucial Elements, we focused on the organization’s role in a merger. Today, we’re focusing on the individual’s role  - people absolutely can and...
give up bad habits

Want to Be a Better Leader? All You Have to Do is GIVE UP.

Fill in the blank: "The world needs more of __________." What do you think it needs? In my opinion, it's positive, successful leadership. And I'm not talking about the kind of leadership that requires the title or the salary. Anyone has...
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It’s Time to Shatter Your Lowered Expectations

For some of us, the above title triggers nostalgia to a late-night MADtv comedy skit from the '90s, but for others it will trigger that minor PTSD of getting excited about a new relationship, a new restaurant, a new job, only...

Post-Merger Integration: Grinding Gears vs. a Seamless Shift to High Performance

As leader during a merger or acquisition, your focus is creating value from the transaction. Unfortunately, despite the complexity of both completing the deal and navigating a post-merger integration (PMI)—and the real-world danger of not getting it right—research indicates that...

SHIFT Moms Know Best…

Co-Authored by: Misti Aaronson, Jessica Drew, Eliza Graham, Sarah Le Roy, Rita McDearman, Daley Navalkowsky, and Stephanie Ranno We are on a mission to SHIFT the work world to transform the real world.  Get us talking about our mission for long...