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written by Mick Ukleja

How Do You Build And Maintain Trust?

(And Why Are Facebook Users The Most Trusting of All?)

Did you know that the typical internet user is twice as likely as others to feel that people can be trusted? Facebook users are the most trusting of all.  A typical user is 43% more likely than internet users to feel folks can be trusted.  They are three times more likely to trust people than non-internet […]

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09.24.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

Are You Green and Growing or Ripe and Rotting?

There was a group of tourists visiting a small village in Europe.  They walked by an old man sitting on a wooden fence.  One of the tourists asked, “Were there any great people born in this village?” The old man replied, “Nope.  Just babies!” This story raises an important point.  Growth takes time.  It is a […]

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09.16.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

Ready To Get Organized?

Here Are 5 Tips To Simplify And Get Back Control

I have often said that my epitaph will read Organized At Last! And it is true that tying up loose ends will never end in this life, but there is a lot we can do in the present to simplify our lives and get back control. Cleaning professionals (The National Soap and Detergent Association), say […]

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04.29.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

Five Ways To Build Trust

Americans are saying, “I just don’t know who to trust anymore.” According to the latest poll, 75% of Americans do not trust most companies. This includes a lot of nonprofits as well. Trust is key to an individual’s or a company’s success, yet only in recent years has any thoughtful discussion of anything to do […]

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04.15.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

Humor: 10 Ways It Impacts Your Life

How important is attitude? Attitude is like the banks of the river that determines the direction of how the water will flow. How important is humor? Humor is one of the key foundations of our attitude, and therefore, of how we approach life.  Just like the banks of the river, it shapes our life and […]

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04.07.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

5 Habits Of Highly Interesting People

(And Why They Seem To Have That Sense of Presence)

I love “The most interesting man in the world” commercials.  Like — “He would not be afraid to show his feminine side – if he had one.” “His mother has a tattoo that reads…”Son’”. “At museums he’s allowed to touch the art.” “There is a place in Siberia which, to this day, remains unfrozen because […]

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04.01.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

What’s The Beauty Of Being Average?

(And 4 Ways It Leads To Happiness)

Rarely have I heard anyone say to me, “Have an average day”. We have been programmed to believe that average is substandard. “Exceptional” has become the “new” average. Facebook depicts one exceptional life after another – all bliss – no downside – frozen in time. A world where everyone is trying to be exceptional has […]

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03.26.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

What Does “Luck” Have To Do With Your Success?

Turning dreams into reality involves some luck. Organizations often discount the role of luck in strategic outcomes. You can’t plan your way into getting struck by lightening. Luck does play a roll in our success, but luck was never meant to be a strategy. If you are using luck as a strategy you will soon […]

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03.18.2015
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