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    Defeat over consumption and consumerism with this easy strategy

    Consumerism has been amongst us for more than 100 years. Prior to consumerism society bought things they needed. Food to survive, clothes to keep you warm, but it was the industrial revolution that changed all that. As production increased so did the need to sell extra goods made. As profits increased, so did the need to make more money. How do you get people to buy things they don’t need? Simple: you make them believe they need it! It started out with status. To have something only a few people could afford, made one easily identifiable as one of means. It then lead to identity. What one possesses is a…

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    Strong hand, gentle grip: the conundrum of the CFO

    “There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau   Authentic leadership. Be yourself. Be a role model. Have a purpose. Work for your employees. Inspire…

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    Changing places: when changing jobs becomes a hobby.

    Changing jobs now-days seems about as common as changing your toothbrush. Depending on your dental hygiene, that can mean some pretty quick changes. According to Forbes, 21% of Millennials in 2016 switched jobs, compared to roughly 7% of gen Xers and other…

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    7 simple steps to great leadership

    “The best leader is one whose existence is barely known by the people.” – Lao Tzu How do you perceive and embody leadership? Nelson Mandela said, “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble…

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    How to write a C-Suite CV in 5 easy steps

    Most of the articles on this site have been focused on was to get ahead in your career, get a promotion, make money and build a portfolio. I’ve talked about diversification, managing the short term while looking to the long…

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    Got a toxic boss? Here’s how you handle that.

    People don’t leave companies, they leave people.   Most of us have had the experience of working for wonderful leaders. I’m not talking about the charismatic or visionary leaders, but the nice people. The ones that took an interest in…

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    Are you living a Rockstar life?

    When I was growing up I studied art and literature at school. I wrote poetry and I devoured book after book, after book. I dreamed of being a writer. I dreamed of telling people stories. Telling them my stories. Those…