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Ten Good Things You Can Learn From This Crisis

By Doug Nielsen | May 29, 2020

Two emotions have been widespread during this pandemic–fear and uncertainty. Both emotions, experienced over extended periods of time, breed self-doubt, isolation, overwhelm, and lack of meaning/purpose. However, depending on how you think about it, the pandemic can also be a wellspring of opportunity and growth. Much depends on how you handle the fear and anxiety. …

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Are You in a Funk? Get Out and Stay Out

By Doug Nielsen | May 22, 2020

Have you slid into a funk lately? It would be totally normal if you have. All of us do on occasion–especially in crazy times like these. Here is the good news. You don’t have to stay there. Watch today’s video for a quick and easy way to get out and stay out of a funk.

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Unprecedented Stress Calls For Unprecedented Thinking

By Doug Nielsen | May 18, 2020

Right now you may be stressed out because of employment, health, money, family issues,  addiction, loneliness, or absence of something to look forward to. All of these are impacts caused by the current world-wide pandemic. Personally, in my family, we have been dealing with many of the above. It is not easy. It can be…

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The Very Best Way to Engage Your Employees During Uncertainty

By Doug Nielsen | May 11, 2020

We live in a world where many unknowns and uncertainties face our employees every day. This environment of uncertainty affects their moral, engagement, and productivity.  I want to share with you the five secrets providing a secure and safe environment for your employees. But first, I have to ask you a few questions. Have you…

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Leverage Pain Points to Create Breakthroughs

By Doug Nielsen | May 7, 2020

Great leaders are willing to continually learn. The greatest teacher in life is pain. Great leaders are willing to lean into pain to gain the wisdom they need to create their next breakthrough. Watch this video to learn how to leverage your pain to create your next breakthrough.

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How to Feel Happy No Matter What–Even in Uncertainty

By Doug Nielsen | May 6, 2020

You’ve got to keep hope alive.   In their famous song… ”Don’t Stop Believin’” the rock band, Journey, sings a line you have probably heard a hundred times that probably hasn’t registered with you. Here are the lyrics: Strangers waitin’Up and down the boulevardTheir shadows searchinStreetlight peopleLivin’ just to find emotionHidin’ somewhere in the nigh The…

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How Understanding Lessens Uncertainty

By Doug Nielsen | May 5, 2020

Uncertainty is running rampant in our current environement. Your employees are certaintly feeling it. Watch this video to see how you can use understanding to decrease uncertainty in your employees.

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What You Need And Don’t Know You Do

By Doug Nielsen | May 1, 2020

War was about to erupt.   In this amazing scene from the movie Gladiator, Maximus (the great general) is about to lead his army into battle. He kneels down, grabs a handful of dirt, mindfully rubs it in his hands, paused, and smells earth. Why?   At first brush you may say, “The guy is getting ready…

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Lead Core-rageously in a Crisis

By Doug Nielsen | Apr 29, 2020

In a crisis, not leading from your core is a sure fire path to failure. As a psychotherapist and leadership expert, I help leaders seize control of the one thing they can–themselves. Quickly harness the power of thinking to lead “core-rageously” so your people pull together as a team, feel reassured, break through obstacles and…

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All Great Leaders Do This During Uncertainty

By Doug Nielsen | Apr 28, 2020

Uncertainty is one of the most difficult things we face as humans.  Waiting for the results of that medical test, whether or not you are going to have a job, or even make the house payment…on and on it goes.  Yikes! Don’t lose heart!!  Breath, seriously take a slow deep breath. As a leader your…

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