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Legos are angry now

I recently read that lego characters have taken on an angrier tone over the last 20 years. The original figures were yellow and had a simple smile. Since 1989, the figures have taken on more negative emotions. Much of this

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Four Essential Lessons to be learned from Failure

I had a speaking gig a year ago. I left feeling good about the material and my delivery of it. Yet the reviews that came in were the worst I ever received as a speaker. Not horrible, but still. It

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Don’t suppress yourself

To be resilient requires that we be as vibrant in our emotional, physical, and spiritual lives as we can possibly be. Yet we come up against a force that holds us down and prevents us from thriving. It’s called suppression.

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Cognitive distortions, success, thinking, Uncategorized

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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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