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Say “AND” A Lot More Often. Please.

Written by Achim Nowak

We will never have real influence if we don’t understand the hidden language of power. Know your power levers. Deploy them well.
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The Hidden Language of Personal Power, Part 2

Written by Achim Nowak

We will never have real influence if we don’t understand the hidden language of power. Know your power levers. Deploy them well.
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Is That All There Is?

Written by Achim Nowak

Inspiration matters. Inspiration energizes every moment of every day. Any act is harder without inspiration. Rediscover inspiration, again and again.
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Active Listening Isn’t What You THINK It Is.

Written by Achim Nowak

Active Listening is one of those life skills that is majorly misunderstood. Shut up and listen never quite cut it. Active Listening is way more ACTIVE than you may think.
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7 Blind Spots That Will ALWAYS Get You Into Trouble

Written by Achim Nowak

Blind Spots, by definition, are personal beliefs, behaviors or character traits that get us into trouble. Their power resides in their invisibility. Make them visible.
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The Fireworks Question

Written by Achim Nowak

Don’t limit your experience of magic to a Fourth of July fireworks. What do your everyday fireworks look like?
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In Praise of Quiet Authority

Written by Achim Nowak

Quiet authority doesn’t shout. It doesn’t scream notice me, notice me. Doesn’t need to. It believes in itself.
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Make More Mistakes. It’s Good For You!

Written by Achim Nowak

Failure is critical to sustained adult learning. It fosters neuroplasticity. It regenerates your brain functioning. Fail more.
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Why Zoom Beats Meeting In-Person. Nearly Every Time.

Written by Achim Nowak

Virtual meetings have the potential to be more vibrant than any in-person meeting ever is. Seize the opportunity, Facilitate them well.
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We Are Wired To Help. Help Well!

Written by Achim Nowak

Your instinct to help is primal. Are you a helper? Do you help enough? Or does your help ever become NOT helpful?
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Why Do You Work So Damn Hard?

Written by Achim Nowak

Researchers call it WORK ADDICTION. When we work harder than is required. When we don’t recognize “good enough.” When we simply can’t stop.
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5 Ways To Align Around Change We Don’t Like

Written by Achim Nowak

Don’t pretend to be fine with a change when you aren’t. Have your feelings. Let it rip. Earn your way to FINE.
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Align Your Emotional Self-Expression With Your Self-Awareness!

Written by Achim Nowak

Emotional Intelligence is the secret weapon of a modern leader. We cannot use it without awareness of what we feel. And the courage of emotional self-expression.
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How to Navigate the Relaxation Paradox

Written by Achim Nowak

Your body yearns to relax. Your mind runs willful interference. 2 tips to help you reconcile the eternal mind/body battle.
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Lift Your Personal Communication Impact by 50%. Here’s How.

Written by Achim Nowak

Brilliant ideas are wasted when they don’t land. Make sure your communications have impact. Make sure what you say sticks. Here’s how.
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3 HELPFUL WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS

Written by Achim Nowak

We don’t like getting emotionally triggered. We abhor the sense of losing control. Yet we do. Ask these 3 simple questions.
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Courageous Leadership: 10 Simple Habits

Written by Achim Nowak

Courage is a choice. Every moment of every single day. And it does not yearn to be a grand heroic act. Choose courage.
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Talk About It. Period.

Written by Achim Nowak

Don’t pretend it’s not going on. Don’t hide behind business as usual. Show up at work as a fully integrated human. Period.
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Building Better Business Relationships: Your 3 Essential Mindsets

Written by Achim Nowak

Successful people do relationships better. Want better business relationships? Consider the work of Vivek Murthy and these 3 tips.
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Make 2021 THE YEAR of JUST BECAUSE

Written by Achim Nowak

Unexpected acts of kindness are a no-brainer. They energize the receiver. Energize the giver. They’re a classic Win-Win. Let’s have more of them in 2021, shall we!
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How To Navigate Time When There Is Never Enough

By Achim Nowak

Forget about basic time management. Strategy guru Michael Porter tracked the time habits of 27 mega-successful CEOs. Here’s what they know.
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