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How *crunch, crunch* oblivious are you?

August 19, 2014 - Rhonda Scharf

Look around you. Is anyone nearby—close enough to hear or smell you? If that’s the case, you may want to pay more attention to how your actions are affecting others. The world seems to be filled with people who are oblivious to the ways in which their actions affect othe…

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What lies at the root of innovation and creativity?

August 18, 2014 - Merge Gupta-Sunderji

In his ground-breaking 1990 paper, Carnegie Mellon psychologist John Hayes explores the question “What cognitive factors lead to creativity?” and uncovers convincing evidence on two points: Years of preparation are essential for creative productivity in many fie…

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Woe to WOW Book: Social Intelligence

August 18, 2014 - Patricia Morgan

Daniel Goleman is the author of Emotional Intelligence as well as Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships published in 2006. In Social Intelligence, he does a thorough job of describing research that supports the idea that we, humans, are hard wired for c…

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Stop delaying, start connecting

August 18, 2014 - Marion Grobb Finkelstein

Do you ever delay something you thought you would start ages ago? If you answered, "no", you're either lying or you haven't lived long enough yet.  Recently, a friend and trusted colleague of mine pointed out that I was delaying a project I'd mentioned to her. I invit…

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Before you put your foot in your mouth count to three

August 17, 2014 - Hugh Culver

We’ve all done it: said something we regret. Maybe you were with a client, a friend, your wife/husband/partner, even your child. It’s embarrassing, even damaging. Here’s what happened this week. We were rushing to pick up our oldest daughter at the airport. She was fly…

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Leveraging your personal brand – the Sam Sung story

August 20, 2014 - Mary Charleson

I love Apple products, but I have to say right now I’ve become a huge fan of Samsung, as in “Sam Sung” the man, not necessarily Samsung the product. Sam is a former Apple employee, an irony not lost on many, when reading his business card that states: ̶…

Pause Gem #35 – What’s The Message You Need To Hear?

August 20, 2014 - Patricia Katz

Reflection & Action: When I bought myself a bunch of flowers, the florist asked if I wanted a gift card to go with them. I declined, saying they were just for me. “All the more reason to add a card,” she declared. “I always write myself a card when I buy myself flo…

Build it and they will come!

August 20, 2014 - Stephanie Staples

I am so excited to be able to add ‘roofer’ to my resume, I think I’m going to put that right behind mascot. Yep,  I was a mascot for a day but it wasn’t nearly as fun or satisfy as this latest adventure. It was  the second year in a row of what I hope with be an an…

Your Eighth Pauseworks Postcard Pick Of The Week

August 20, 2014 - Patricia Katz

Here it is! The eighth of nine chances in the 2014 ‘Summer Sketchbook Special’ to own a piece of original art at a sizzling price of just $49 (plus applicable taxes and $10 for shipping). Cafe Du Centre – Paris is number eight in the series of Pauseworks Po…
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