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Do You See the Invisible People?

During my flight home yesterday evening, I made an effort to acknowledge the work of an amazing flight attendant. “You’re incredibly good at your job,” I said, “and I simply wanted to say thank you.” She replied with a genuine…

Being Stupid Can Be Good for Your Career

New hires enthusiastically hope their new jobs will give them ample opportunity to put their best efforts and intellectual gifts to work. But they’re frequently in for an unpleasant surprise. They soon discover that, although they’ve been selected for their…

Don’t Fight the Robots, Embrace Them

We’ve all heard doom and gloom reports of the coming AI revolution. Some forecasters predict a very grim future indeed: Robots take over and humans find themselves unceremoniously kicked to the curb, suddenly unable to provide for themselves and their…

American Idol’s Lesson In Mentorship

ABC’s American Idol may be a strange place to find an example of perfect mentorship, but stay with me here. Rachel Platten, a world class singer, songwriter and performer, doesn’t withhold or “dumb down” her talent in this duet she…

4 Traits and a Little Eccentricity Makes a Leader

Speed and conviction, relentless reliability, relationship master, and adaptability to change. Do any of these traits sound familiar? According to ghSmart’s CEO Genome Project, these are the four attributes of CEOs and leaders. The 10-year study of 17,000 C-suite executives…

Egg Freezing: Who Benefits Most?

A few years ago Apple and Facebook introduced an employee benefit that made headlines — egg freezing. Just so everyone understands what it is — the scientific name is Oocyte Cryopreservation. It allows women to freeze and store their eggs until…