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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? 3 Examples of Effort Relative to Reward

Kelly: You wanna be president? Lemme tell you the first rule of politics; Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze. You know what that means? It means you don’t steal my girl unless you’re ready to accept the consequences. The words above were said by Kelly, played by Timothy Olyphant, in the movie “The Girl Next Door”  ( 2004).

​ used this phrase recently when I was asked for advice by an intern regarding an issue related to discrimination in the workplace. It did not occur to me that this phrase is not as common as I … Read more

Leadership and Kindness: Two Sides of the Same Coin

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted – Aesop

Kindness is an impulse. It is not something you plan to be each day.

A key ingredient to be an impactful leader is to be kind. Kind to your leadership team. Kind to people who report into you and kind to yourself. Being a kind leader allows you to cultivate a culture of respect, generosity and inclusion. It seems so simple to be kind, yet, it is a quality that makes it hard to be consistent.
Kindness is not random. Kindness is not the same … Read more

Dad, What is Lifestyle Creep?

​What a great question!  I’m glad you asked.

First of all, what picture does the word, creep conjure up in your mind?  Have you ever sneaked up on someone and then scared the daylights out of them?  You were able to get close enough without being detected by creeping up on them? Creep refers to something that is done so surreptitiously that most people would not detect it.  Little by little, it moves along until bam!  It happens.

It happens very slowly, often completely unnoticed, and then, bam!  Disaster strikes.  Lifestyle creep is not the kind of habit … Read more