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MCLEOD: One big idea from improv that will make you more successful (and stylish)

Next time you face a challenging area in your own life, try applying the "Yes, And" model.

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McLEOD: Why most presentations are terrible, and how not to be awful

I used to have a preacher who was so bad that the only way I could get through his sermons was to rewrite them in my head.. My family was less than thrilled when I insisted on giving them my revised version of the sermon over lunch every Sunday, but

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MCLEOD: Why we put happiness on hold

Plan for the future all you want, but don't put your happiness on hold until it gets here. Start being happy today, you won't regret it.

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MCLEOD: Two secrets to better perceptions

Instead of a critique, it's a helpful to offer suggestion. I'm hardly perfect, but after hundreds of times doing it wrong, I've learned that how much the positioning and the order matter.

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MCLEOD: 3 mistaken beliefs about conflict and how to overcome them

Nobody likes conflict, but avoiding conflict usually winds up being even more painful than addressing it.

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McLEOD: Four patterns of excuse-making and how to avoid them

We've all heard (and given) our share of excuses.. "My computer crashed, I got stuck in traffic, no one told me I was supposed to do it, the dog ate my homework.". It's frustrating to encounter in others, but we're often guilty ourselves, "I was sooo busy. My travel

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MCLEOD: I knew it, I knew it

Whether you believe it's a scientific sixth sense or a mystical connection to the divine, every person alive has the power of intuition. All you have to do is quiet your mind and pay attention to your own inner knowing.

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MCLEOD: 'But we've already spent the money'

When it comes to money, it's not about what you've spent; it's about what you want to do from this point going forward.

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MCLEOD: Why shared commitment gives you courage

Courage isn't the absence of fear; it's the ability to act in the face of fear.

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MCLEOD: Storytelling shapes your self-perception

Every family and every organization has a narrative. It's up to you to craft your own.

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MCLEOD: Are smart people miserable?

Pleasure and purpose are what you need -- not smarts -- to be truly happy.

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MCLEOD: How I reframed paying my taxes

Whken it comes to attitudes, how you frame your conversation makes all the difference.

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MCLEOD: How to get things done at home and in the office

We all procroastinate, but here are a few tips to keep you from doing it. So don't put off reading this.

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MCLEOD: The meaning of life in two words

If you're trying to find meaning n your life, it's a good idea to turn off the TV and work at it.

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MCLEOD: Why peers matter

Whether it's water skiiing or other pursuits, it never hurts to measure yourself against your peers.

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