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Screen Candidates for Saboteurs

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(Note: I wrote this post at the request of Monster.com for inclusion in their Resource Center for Recruiting and Hiring Advice.) You may have experienced it: job candidates who are poised throughout the interview process, check out well on resume …

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Master the Mind Game of Entrepreneurship

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There is a significant “mind game” to entrepreneurship which I wish I had known when I founded my venture-backed software company.  Today, almost 20 years later, I have coached literally hundreds of CEOs and their executive teams on the mind …

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Exposing the Lies of Your Saboteurs

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I just finished running a private retreat on Positive Intelligence for a group of highly accomplished CEOs in a gorgeous setting overlooking Lake Tahoe. What was striking with this group and many other high-achievers was how persistence their Saboteurs were in claiming …

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The Song Inside

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“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”  Thoreau wrote this nearly 150 years ago.  Sadly, the only thing we need to change about this statement so many years later is to …