Juicy Nuggets: excerpts from Sandra Mobley’s book of the same name and new articles in the spirit of finding passion in your career.

Responsible Risk Taking

Risk provokes different emotions among different people. For some, risk-taking suggests excitement, challenge, learning, even joy. For others, it implies danger, fear, loss and embarrassment. Effective leadership and learning inherently involve sticking your neck out...

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Heart at Work

Many of us are working long hours under stressful conditions. For some, the inevitable result is job burnout. But others seem to flourish under these conditions. What makes one stressful job intolerable but another stimulating? For me, a job that gives me a measure of...

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Partnering with the Boss

At some point in our careers, we all run into a boss that we have difficulty working with. I know my clients face this all too often. Countless articles and books have been written about “managing up” and actively promoting your work to your boss. But often the...

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Influence is More Effective than Authority

Some influence styles focus on uniting and collaborating while others focus on advocating. Discovery Learning, Inc., has developed a useful model and assessment tool that helps people determine their preferred styles and those that they under utilize. This article draws on that research.  

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