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The Art of Saying… That’s Fine.

We don’t always get our way, or what we want. This fact of life is summarized in dozens of different idioms from “you win some, you lose some” to “agree to disagree” and–the greatest...

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Capturing Creativity

Creativity doesn’t just happen. It is not timebound and doesn’t come in an on-demand format. It’s hard fought-after and earned through painstaking hours, days, and weeks of preparation. In everyone you meet, there’s a...

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The Practice of Forgiveness

Conflict is a way of life. It’s more common than not and oftentimes it’s left only partially resolved. In general, we’ve come to accept that not all issues are worth addressing, and so we’ve...

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Aspirations vs. Expectations

When we’re left feeling like our world is unresolved, the effects on our emotional psyche can be destabilizing. Anxiety, stress, and despondency can quickly become all-consuming when we no longer see the outcomes that...

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How Context Changes Us

Sitting aside a fire in a rustic cabin alongside a mountain lake elicits different emotions than strolling the busy sidewalks of Times Square. The impact an environment has on our attitudes, behaviors, and overall...

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The Burnout Battle

There are 3 factors that most researchers agree, combine to create burnout. Emotional exhaustion, a feeling of reduced personal accomplishment, and a sense of depersonalization. Alarmingly, burnout is a growing condition that’s been fueled...

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The Science of Gratitude

Some years seem to weigh more heavily on us than others. As we enter the holiday season, one-by-one reminders like this will begin to pop up, recounting the reasons to be thankful. While it’s...

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Simplify Your Decision Making

Choice. A coveted luxury yet also a nettlesome nuisance. Regardless of the significance of the choices, battling between options can oftentimes bring about internal conflict. Do we order the salad or the steak? What’s...

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Givers vs. Takers

Whether it’s through work or side interests, almost everybody has played a part in a team. In fact it’s part of our natural condition to come together in groups and function as one. It’s...

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Expectations Shape Actions

Have you ever noticed how difficult it can be to change an opinion of yourself or others? As part of our mental process, our brains use a shortcut called Confirmation Bias to fast track...

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The Fear of Missing Out

You might be surprised to learn that we’re twice as motivated by the feelings of loss than we are by the potential of gains. This means that we’re much more likely to react and...

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The Reverence of Reflection

It’s rare that everything and everyone together slows pace, takes pause, and finds time for reflection in perfect syncopation. This time of year has become celebrated as the exception to that rule. The holidays...

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Create Systems Instead of Goals

Goals don’t work. Shocking but true. In fact, according to Scott Adams, author of How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big, “If you study people who succeed, you will find that most...

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Emotional Intelligence (E-i)

Emotional intelligence (E-i) is all about being aware of and managing your own emotions. It means being able to identify the emotional states that you experience while understanding how those emotions—and the way that...

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Relational Intelligence (R-i)

Relational intelligence (R-i) is best expressed as emotional intelligence turned outward and is best experienced when it’s shared between two people. R-i is defined as the ability to manage human interactions with authenticity, empathy,...

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Team Intelligence (T-i)

Team intelligence (T-i) is Emotional Intelligence applied in a team setting. It is unique because teams come together to achieve a specific purpose through shared vision and goals. Because fulfilling that purpose relies on...

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The Blundering Bridge of Digital Communication

The advent of digital communication has, for years, allowed us as a people to build bridges across vast distances between faraway family and friends. This digital bridge saw more travelers than ever before during...

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Who Are You?

It’s not always apparent, but who we believe we are isn’t necessarily how others see us. We’re often so focused on the view we’ve created of ourselves that we overlook how we’ve built that...

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Knowing What Your World is About

We all experience pressure. It naturally ebbs and flows throughout our day-to-day lives and manifests itself in moments of change. Stress affects us all differently and we approach it with varying degrees of concern....

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The Importance of Thinking Different

For as similar as we are, it’s amazing how differently our minds work. It’s almost humorous how we can naturally shape diverse perspectives on the same subject when provided identical information. These small differences...

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Decisions come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they define great moments of our lives where we choose to go in one direction over another. Other times, a series of small choices become a...

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The Emotions of Conflict

The power of emotion plays a large part in our daily lives. How we feel at a given moment can impact our ability to think, reason and act. Emotions in this way tend to...

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Get Up And Get Going

For the most part, we move through the structure of our days ebbing and flowing with what needs attending. When the going is good we’re faced with small choices and only minor motivational challenges....

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The Influence of Underlying Needs

When you think about personal success, what does it mean to you? Do you picture yourself with a promotion or with the ability to make a significant impact in the world? If success means...

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Through The Eyes Of Another

Your Prism Portrait started your journey of introspection by allowing you to declare the most important aspects of yourself. In turn, you uncovered crucial information that allows you to think and reflect on who...

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The Courage to Trust

Trust is the foundation of all healthy and productive relationships. In trusting relationships, people build upon each other’s ideas and successes. They listen as allies, not as adversaries. They find joy in being themselves...

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A Force of Nature

You may be burned out, overworked, over-stressed, or just overwhelmed. But, you’re also not alone. A Harvard Business School survey determined that the majority of working professionals give more than 50 hours per week to their...

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The Feedback Balancing Act

Teams are like organizational DNA, the basic building blocks of collaboration. But for teams to perform at their best, everyone involved has to work together to generate and sustain a sense of shared purpose,...

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Mindset Matters

By nature, the world is filled with ups and downs. There are good days and there are bad just as there are wins and there are losses. The volatility of life remains the one...

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Time Well Spent

Positive and long-lasting change doesn’t just happen. It takes focus and revisitation. It takes an optimistic attitude and a real understanding that hard things come before good things. Development and growth are always available...

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Saying Yes to Difference

In a time when we’re progressively addressing division and bias more openly, there are still public and private moments that serve as a reminder that we might not be as far along as we’d...

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The Power of Mood

The power of emotion plays a large part in our daily lives. How we feel at a given moment can impact our ability to think, reason and act. Emotions in this way tend to...

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The Quandary of Decision Making

We may not always be in charge of our decisions as much as we’d think. Emotions play a critical role and often hijack the process without our knowledge. We can sometimes be too impulsive...

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Make The Effort

Leadership encompasses four fundamental principles: vision, motivation, navigation, and organization. But what does that mean? Are you a leader? Are any of us leaders? Or…are we all leaders? Do we not all have visions...

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Finding Your True Self

We’ve all been there at one time or another—stuck in uncertainty. It’s a scary place to be and can leave you feeling out of control, helpless, and even hopelessly burned down to the wick....

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Mindful Awareness

You’re not perfect. To be fair, though, none of us are. Perfection shouldn’t be the goal, either. The quest towards perfection is always riddled with failure while the path towards better is always lined...

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Affective Realism

The power of emotion plays a large part in our daily lives. How we feel at a given moment can impact our ability to think, reason and act. Emotions in this way tend to...

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The Role of Empathy

When it comes to motivation, our relationships can have a huge impact on our self-drive. The closer a relationship is, the more potential it has to either propel us forward or hold us back....

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Getting Attention vs. Paying Attention

Creativity is within everyone. Most of us have some talent or knack that’s uniquely us and definitively original. We pay it time and attention to cultivate and practice into a skill that brings personal...

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Consistency vs. Perfection

It’s often engrained in us to approach goal achievement by “reaching for greatness”. Dream scenarios are the catalyst for moving us forward even when the going gets rough. However, it’s through consistent action where...

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The Importance of Speaking Up

Have you ever been tongue-tied in a moment when it mattered most? Perhaps a situation suddenly presented itself where you felt like you could finally speak your mind or make a critical point, only...

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The Courage to Be Creative

No matter the job you have, the role you play is to create opportunity for others. Everyone’s individual output takes place as one component of a larger process that’s meant to be beneficial for...

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The Regenerative Reward of Renewal

There’s a thin line between how we think and how we feel. Our emotions are so closely tied to our thoughts that there’s often confusion about which led to which first. Over time, we...

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How Change Affects Emotions

Change is ever-present. It’s always right around the corner, a few moments past having occurred, and currently in the midst of happening. While it’s widely discussed and often overly stated, there’s a reason why...

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Debate Drives Better Decisions

It can happen in an instant. You’re talking with a teammate, and without really thinking, you comment on something you like or dislike. To your surprise, the person you’re speaking with has a strong...

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Learning How Emotions Drive Delivery

When was the last time you felt a need to give someone feedback? Usually, the need arises when you experience a strong emotional response to another’s actions. A peer who surprises you with news...

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Winners Believe in Dreams

Everyone loves an underdog. There’s something appealingly natural about cheering for the undying conviction and refusal to give in against the odds, that’s not just to defy the critics but to rise above the...

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A Moment of Unity

Last week, athletes from around the world joined together in Tokyo Japan to wave their nations’ flags in representation of their home countries during the opening ceremonies of the 32nd Olympic Summer Games. For...

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The Makings of: In The Flow of Work

Over the years, we at SurePeople have immersed ourselves in the exploration of the fields of psychology, leadership, communication, adult learning & development, human trait & behavioral theories, organizational development, data sciences, and others...

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Lead With Inquiry

Have you ever found yourself listening to another and realize you’re not actually hearing what they’re saying? We’re all guilty of it at one time or another. We show up but are tuned out...

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Tell Tantalizing Tales

How do we inspire others towards great moments, movements, and causes? How do leaders truly move people? Rallying communities towards greater ideals has become more and more ubiquitous. With services like GoFundMe and Kickstarter,...

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Seek First To Understand

The “Golden Rule,” is the age-old adage that insists we should treat others as we ourselves would want to be treated in return. The principle is simple; we all wish to be treated fairly...

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The Stories Behind

We are complex, multi-dimensional, and different from each other. We’re driven by a spectacular array of motivations and held back by a daunting amount of obstacles. As human beings, we’re spirited, autonomous, and unpredictable....

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Prioritize Yourself

When it comes to time, we typically think about how little of it we have. Our duties and responsibilities often consume our day’s focus with little room left to break free of old routines....

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