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Lisa Earle McLeod

Stories by Lisa Earle

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McLEOD: Interaction a skill nobody ever teaches you

What's more important: knowledge, work habits or the way we interact with others?
Recently, one of my clients was creating a project team. Several people volunteered, yet when they found out that Ms. So and So was going to be part of it, they quickly retracted their offers. The project hadn't even started, yet they were already jumping ship at the mere thought of having to work with Ms. So and So.

McLEOD: Can we be shamed into shunning sugar?

Is fast food the new smoking?

MCLEOD: Pursue your own goals but also listen to others

"At a certain point it gets to be about me, right?"

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McLEOD: Author tells how to go about getting your Mojo back

We've all experienced those moments when the planets aligned, everything went our way, and we were on top of the world. Even if it's been a while, you probably remember what it felt like.

MCLEOD: Selling isn't always icky, it's the people that do it badly

Bring up the topic of sales, and you'll likely get eye rolls from people who believe that "selling" is all about high-pressure tactics, telemarketing calls during dinner time, pushy, plaid-jacketed liars and smooth-talking, slick-haired hucksters peddling snake oil out of their trunks.

MCLEOD: Selling isn't always icky, it's the people that do it badly

Bring up the topic of sales, and you'll likely get eye rolls from people who believe that "selling" is all about high-pressure tactics, telemarketing calls during dinner time, pushy, plaid-jacketed liars and smooth-talking, slick-haired hucksters peddling snake oil out of their trunks.

MCLEOD: Conflict is a great catalyst for creativity, innovation

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."

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MCLEOD: Questions are the secret to connecting with people

Everyone is looking for the magic bullet, the secret words that will make our spouse melt, our co-worker cooperate and our customer giggle with glee as they sign on the dotted line.

LISA MCLEOD: How to function in the face of uncertainty

You still have a job. Today.

MCLEOD: Table graces: Blessings for the spiritually eclectic

Growing up, we never said "grace" in my house. My mom was raised Catholic, and my dad a Baptist. Somewhere along the line they both left their childhood churches, and by the time we came along, religion was no longer part of their daily lives.

Are good looks a get-out-of-jail-free card? It appears so

Do good-looking people get away with murder?

Suburban angst hides behind the white picket fence

What did you want to be when you grew-up?

Turn to self-help experts when co-workers get you down

How do you stay motivated when you're surrounded by idiots?

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