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Two ways to respond to set backs

We were made for the struggle. Exposure to struggles, setbacks, and adversities can steel us to function better than expected with future challenges. Helen Keller, no stranger to adversity, wisely said “A happy life consists not in the absence, but

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Behavior, Change, Core Abilities, courage, crisis, Hope, Mental Wellness, mind set, perseverance, Persistent Adaptation, resilience, stress, success

How to compete with a world class athlete

The Olympics lend themselves to grand narratives. Who isn’t inspired by a swimmer winning gold by only 1/100 of a second or by the anaerobic feat of a time trial in bicycling? Though we rightly hold the athletes up for

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Community, courage, mind set, stress, tough times

Why working faster will make you less caring

An interesting study by John Darley and C. Batson entitled “The Good Samaritan” involved having seminary students write a speech. One group was assigned the topic of jobs available after graduation. The other group was given the task of giving

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Posted in Attitude, Behavior, Core Abilities, relational behavior, Relationships, resilience, Robust Collaboration, stress, Time management, work

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Jeff Vankooten is a speaker and author focusing on the power of resilience to effectively engage the challenges of change. He helps leaders, businesses, and organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.
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