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How Will You Be Remembered?

Are you living the life you want to be remembered for?

Sure, people may remember you lived in a big house and drove an expensive car. They may remember you held a particular job title.

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We make a lasting impact on others by living our values.

But will they think of you after the casket flowers have wilted and the funeral dinner has ended? If they do, it won’t be for the things you had, it will be for what you stood for, what you did for others, and how you made them feel.

Do you know how you want to be remembered? You can create your vision for who you are and how you want to be remembered in five words.

 

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We’re All Stronger Than the Storm

Earlier this week here in New Jersey and in the region we marked the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The news was filled with stories about how

two-story brown clapboard sided house still standing but broken in two pieces when the ground underneath was washed away.

When our lives seem broken in two, we can live in our memories of what was, or we can work out a plan to move forward to what will be.

while much of the shoreline and the communities along the shore have been restored, much work remains. An ad campaign earlier this year proclaimed that New Jersey and its citizens are “stronger than the storm” and featured the rebuilding efforts and the determination of those most affected to not let Sandy be the defining moment in their lives, the moment marking their turn from happy and successful to downtrodden and defeated.

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Why Effective Listening Matters

Would you be surprised to learn that most of us only listen with about 25 percent efficiency? Another way to look at it is that we only hear one in every four words. It’s not

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Leadership and listening are linked, the better we listen, the better we lead. But most of us think we are better listeners than we really are.

because listening effectively is so difficult, it’s because we believe we already listen better than the average person and therefore, we do not need to improve our listening effectiveness.

You might change your point of view when I tell you that those who listen effectively are 40 percent more likely to be more effective leaders.

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