The Power of Self-Affirmation

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 22, 2021

There is true power in using self-affirmation and science behind how it helps leaders achieve success. I have personally been utilizing the technique of self-affirmations or personal affirmations since 1988 and have seen the benefits of this great tool.

There’s an old saying that says sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.… Read more...

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Resolve to Improve Employee Engagement in 2019

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 19, 2019

Here’s an uncomfortable truth for business owners and team leaders: Right now, many of your employees are fine-tuning their New Year’s resolutions—and some of them may have resolved to find a new job in the coming year.

Chances are, that’s not something you want; the cost of employee turnover is quite high, and if you have employees thinking about leaving, that likely points to some morale problems, as well.… Read more...

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How to Motivate Employees to Go Above and Beyond

by Dr. Rick Goodman on February 14, 2018

You hire employees to do a certain job, to carry out certain tasks, to handle key responsibilities—and when your employees do all those things (and do them well), you can call it a win.

But when employees go the extra mile—putting in extra energy, extra passion, and extra creativity, above and beyond what the job description calls for—that’s when your team really starts achieving at a high level.… Read more...

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Overcoming Common Myths About Productivity

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 17, 2017

I’ve written a few articles about productivity, and I’ve read many more. I’m always struck by one particular challenge that seems to accompany these articles. Simply put: We’re all different. And different things help us to be productive. While I try to offer guidelines that are fairly adaptive, I know that most productivity hacks are only going to be right for some people.… Read more...

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How to Translate Creative Skills into Entrepreneurial Ones

by Dr. Rick Goodman on November 23, 2016

All too often, we put creativity and business at odds with one another—as though creative people can’t have an interest in entrepreneurial things, or as though success in business does not require a high level of outside-the-box thinking.

Here’s the truth: A lot of the best business leaders I know are deeply creative people, and they have learned to harness their creative skills and use them to push their business interests forward.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Translate Creative Skills into Entrepreneurial Ones