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July 11, 2020

Strong Action

Strong Action I haven't posted for almost two weeks because, as a Creator (in StandOut language) it's taken me awhile to try to make sense of everything I'm seeing, and to...
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May 13, 2020

How to Rally Each StandOut Role

How to Rally Each StandOut Role Last week on Instagram LIVE, the focus was on teams: how to build them, and how to get the best out of them. This Friday, May 15th at noon PDT,...
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April 22, 2020

Negativity Bias

The Negativity Bias Why are we so drawn to what's wrong in the world, or in us? Yes, obviously, during times like this we all need to stay informed and be realistic about the...
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April 10, 2020

The Gift of StandOut

The Gift of StandOut You love your family and friends. You are a leader who wants to lead better. You are a colleague wanting to deepen connections with your team ~ so...
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March 16, 2020

If You Lead People Today Do These 5 Things

If You Lead People Today, Do These 5 Things Most of us woke up Monday morning to a very different reality from what we were expecting last month - or even last week. Children...
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March 13, 2020

How to Throw Out Performance Reviews

How to Throw Out Performance Reviews So, you've heard that performance ratings aren't a reliable measure of performance (or anything, really), and your company has decided to...
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January 29, 2020

Defining Strengths

Defining Strengths If you've ever struggled with applying your strengths in the world, or wondered if you even had any strengths. If you've ever questioned what your strengths...
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January 23, 2020

StandOut Student Research Project

LEARN MORE ABOUT STANDOUT STUDENT SIGN ME UP In 2000, Don Clifton and I wrote Now, Discover Your Strengths, which introduced the world to the Strengthsfinder Assessment....
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January 15, 2020

Start Now

Start Now It's funny how the world works sometimes. You have an intention, you make something to follow through on that intention, and sometimes you even achieve what you...
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November 18, 2019

The Speech I Never Intended to Give

Some of you know this already. Others of you do not. Except for friends and family and close colleagues, I've stayed silent. A few weeks ago, I was invited on John Maxwell's...
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June 07, 2019

Can You Overuse Your Strengths?

Can You Overuse Your Strengths? Recently, I joined Adam Grant on stage at the Wharton Analytics Conference and he posed the question: Can you overuse a strength? With many...
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July 11, 2017

21 Days - Give

Week three. January 30 - February 5 "The challenge in life is to have a full heart. The only way to fill your heart, is to give love away." DAY 15. Download and print: GIVE...
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