The Evil E’s: Entitlement Defined

Now to the final Evil E: Entitlement. When something that was originally a positive in life becomes the norm, Entitlement happens.  It no longer adds value to your life if it happens, it’s just expected.  If it does not happen, you become sad, depressed or angry. Entitlement is actually very ingrained in human nature. Out of

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The Evil E’s: Envy Defined

Let’s continue with the Evil E’s (Ego, Envy and Entitlement) and move to Envy. “Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.” – Honore de Balzac I love that quote, because it tells it like it is. Envy is based on comparing yourself to others

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The Evil E’s: Ego Defined

I often refer to the Evil E’s. I started using this term to refer to behaviors in people that were destructive to a team. The Evil E’s are: Ego, Envy and Entitlement. Let’s start with Ego.  Everyone has an Ego; it’s natural and necessary, but it can grow out-of-control. When it causes a person to stop acting in the best interest of

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“King of the Hill” vs. “Mountain Climbers”

I recently spent time with a bunch of young nieces and nephews. I noticed how jealous they become of one another if one of the other kids receives a gift or more attention. They vie for attention to take it from the other kid. The oldest may try to take the toy away from the younger one; the

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The Inefficiency of Multitasking

I’ve seen people who believe they’re able to juggle a lot of items; they pride themselves on the ability to “multitask.”  In today’s age of easy access to communication tools and instant responses, multiple demands are placed on us at once. It’s true, some people handle these demands better than others.The book “The Myth of

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Stepping Up Your Communication

Communication can be difficult. Especially at work where people will disagree and consensus is needed. Remember – everything you want to accomplish in life requires consensus and an aligned team (think about it). What people often do not think about is that most communication is non-verbal. I read these ratios:  7% comes from words (what you say), 38%

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You are the Sum of Your Actions

I have often wondered in amazement at how unaware some people are of themselves. I have listened to criminals and murderers in interviews who think they are good people with just a “problem.” I watch people who often treat their friends poorly and are always looking out for themselves, who feel like they are good

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