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written by Mick Ukleja

PERCEPTION IS REALITY….Or Is It?

That’s the common phrase you often hear from pundits. But is it? When we first see something or somebody, the way we perceive it or them often determines how we think of them. Yet it’s important to understand that perception is subjective. Another way to say this is that it’s personal. The truth? We perceive […]

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03.06.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

COMING TO YOU LIVE….UNPLUGGED!

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself”. (Miles Davis) When we think unplugged, we think of musicians. We use the term when they give up all their technological advantages—the lights, electric guitars, speakers, amplifiers, media background, etc., and go back to their acoustic or box guitar and […]

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02.22.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

The (Surprising) Facts About Motivation

Are Millennials Indifferent?

Let’s start with what everyone agrees on. It’s good for employees to be motivated and not so good when they’re not. So the question then becomes, why isn’t it happening on a more consistent basis? In our work with Millennials (Gen Y), Indifference is one of their perceived orientations by the thousands of managers we […]

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02.07.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

SEVEN TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR STRESS

“Not everything that is face can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin (American author) The concept of biological stress is a fairly recent study. Anxiety has been around for millenniums, but stress is a recent conception. In the late 1950’s Hans Selye began to identify and document stress. […]

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01.10.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

REFLECTION: A TWO WAY STREET

(Not To Be Confused With Introspection) The famous Irish poet Oscar Wilde once said, “The final mystery is oneself.” But how do you unravel the mystery that is you? For one thing you need to be self-aware. Yet this won’t happen without reflection. Now we talk about reflection, disproportionately, at this time of the year. […]

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12.01.2011
written by Mick Ukleja

RESOLUTIONS: A SET UP FOR FAILURE

CAUTION!! You are about to enter the time-to-take-action zone. It’s an annual sojourn that usually starts right after the Thanksgiving holidays. We refer to them as resolutions. But resolutions do not equal intentions. The journey between now and the New Year is a bit treacherous. There are psychological obstacles and optical illusions that need to […]

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11.29.2011
written by Mick Ukleja

DINOSAURS ARE HEADED FOR EXTINCTION

(Are You Prepared To Attract Qualified Workers?) You’ve read the headlines. One day they say, Companies Report Record Profits. The next day it’s, Unemployment Is At 10 Percent. What gives? Payrolls have been cut to the bone. Technology has created a surplus of unskilled labor, thus layoffs. It will create new and better jobs, but […]

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11.10.2011
written by Mick Ukleja

Pushing the Pause Button

(Letting Our Soul Catch Up To Our Body) Without distractions, my senses are alive. They make me acutely aware of my surroundings. For the time being I can focus on what’s important. At home white noise prevents me from thinking about the most important details in my life, at least until recently. This summer I […]

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10.03.2011
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