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Goal Planning

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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What You Practice Grows Stronger

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and

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Help Others Manage Emotions

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Adults remain social animals; they continue to require a source of stabilization outside themselves.  That means that in some important

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The Mindful Leader

Here Is Your Free Ebook:   The Mindful Leader: Developing the capacity for resilience and collaboration in complex times through mindfulness practice   Many advocates of mindfulness training

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SIY 103.5 – Leading with Compassion

Sean Fargo offers this Search Inside Yourself course for leaders and companies of all sizes around the world. . Download this pdf proposal to learn more. . Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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SIY 103.4 Empathy

Sean Fargo offers this Search Inside Yourself course for leaders and companies of all sizes around the world. . Download this pdf proposal to learn more. . Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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SIY 103.3 Motivation

Sean Fargo offers this Search Inside Yourself course for leaders and companies of all sizes around the world. . Download this pdf proposal to learn more. . Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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SIY 103.2 Self Regulation

Sean Fargo offers this Search Inside Yourself course for leaders and companies of all sizes around the world. . Download this pdf proposal to learn more. . Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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SIY 103.1 Self Awareness

Sean Fargo offers this Search Inside Yourself course for leaders and companies of all sizes around the world. . Download this pdf proposal to learn more. . Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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SIY 102 Day of Mindfulness

Sean Fargo offers this Search Inside Yourself course for leaders and companies of all sizes around the world. . Download this pdf proposal to learn more. . Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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SIY 101 Intro to Emotional Intelligence

Sean Fargo offers this Search Inside Yourself course for leaders and companies of all sizes around the world. . Download this pdf proposal to learn more. . Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Get Some Headspace

Meditation only works if we do it. We can talk about it, read about it and think about it, but only when we take the time to sit and practice will we experience meaningful and lasting change,

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How to Relax Under Pressure [Video]

By Fred KofmanPhilosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”Antoine de Saint-Exupery Your brain is made up of billions of neurons

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How To Make Mindful Choices [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding

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How Compassion Heals Regret [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future.” Quevedo Prakash made a mistake. He realized it and learned

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When You Lose Your Breath [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Thích Nhất Hạnh Suku, the peaceful, balanced,

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Conscious Expression [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.” Ralph Waldo Emerson How can you control a wild horse? You can tie the horse

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Don’t Forget To Celebrate [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip

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Guilt Is Healthy, Shame Is Not

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that

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Every Emotion Is A Love Story [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” Daniel Goleman In my last post we covered the first three

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Every Emotion Is Useful [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin This being human is a guesthouse. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected

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You Can’t Be Rational If You’re Not Emotional [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing about.” Pascal You can’t be rational if you are too emotional. But you can’t be rational

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What Would A Bodhisattva Do?

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.” Nisargadatta Maharaj Bodhisattva

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Wisdom Of The Witness [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “I am no one, so I can be any one, become each one, and see every one, as One.” “Fascinating!” Mr. Spock The fourth perspective

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“What Would They Think?”

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Don’t worry about what others think” seems like a bad idea to me. Better consider what others think, decide what’s right

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No Empathy Without Sympathy [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Empathy without sympathy is dangerous; sympathy without empathy is blind.” The world that appears to your eye is the world that appears

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What You See Is Not What Is

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “A man whose axe was missing suspected his neighbor’s son. The boy walked like a thief, looked like a thief, and spoke like a thief. But

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Perspectives That Make Smart People [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The more you become nobody, the more you can become anybody. The more you become anybody, the more you become everybody.” A sign of cognitive

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Being Assertive Without Harming

By Fred KofmanPhilosopher and Vice President at Linkedin ” Do I have to give up me to be loved by you?” Jordan and Margaret Paul Angeli wants to improve the work practices of her report,

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Improving Performance

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin If you keep doing what you’ve done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve gotten. Shane would like to change some things in the

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A Combustion Engine

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin How often could you productively get together with your colleagues and ask, “How are we working together? Is there anything I could

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When Things Are Not Working [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “This is not working out for me,” is a hard thing to say. Yet it is the most constructive way to start the process of resolution. You

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Blame and Threat Into Appreciate and Suggest

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin There’s no such thing as ‘the hole is on your side of the boat’ The paradox in performance improving conversations is that

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Structuring an Improvement Conversation

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The term “feedback” has (be)come an euphemism for criticizing others, as in ‘the boss gave me feedback on my presentation.’

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No Such Thing As Constructive Feedback [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “When I hear, ‘I’ve got some feedback for you,’ my brain shuts down.” It is important to let others know when

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Establishing and Maintaining Commitments [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Tara is distressed. Her colleagues are not honoring their commitments, which makes it impossible for her to deliver on hers. Her anxiety is

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Making an Effective Complaint [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin When someone makes a promise to you, she is not only promising to deliver what she committed; she is also promising to not let you down. If

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Making an Effective Apology [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Your promises are not just commitments to fulfill in the future; they are guarantees of integrity you must honor in the present. Satisfaction

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How to Commit With Integrity

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Economic life depends on moral bonds of social trust. This is the unspoken, unwritten bond between fellow citizens that facilitates

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How to Elicit Effective Commitments

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Do or do not… There is no try. –Yoda” Your well-formed request demands a clear response. There are only three

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Making an Effective Request

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Decisions are worthless unless they turn into commitments. Talk is cheap. That’s why it’s easy to decide. Action is expensive. That’s

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Escalating Disagreements Cleanly [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “My job is not to be right, my job is to raise the issue when I’m concerned to alert the people who make the final call.” Clean escalation

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Resolving Conflict Between Teammates [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Damned if you hear it, damned if you don’t. Such is your predicament as a manager receiving an unclean escalation. If you “hear the case”,

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When Not To Listen to Your Employees

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin You shouldn’t listen to an employee who wants help to solve a conflict with another. You might feel proud of “mediating” among your team

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Resolve Conflicts as One Team [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “So oft in (organizational) wars The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not

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Never Negotiate Without a Safety Net [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Each of us must be better off as one of us.” If you are negotiating with me in good faith, you must believe that you can do better with me

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Identify and Eliminate the Sources of Conflict [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Most parents hate to experience conflict, are deeply troubled when it occurs, and are quite confused about how to handle it constructively.

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How to Collaborate Through Conflict

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Nothing in the world
 is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes

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How to Really Listen in A Difficult Conversation

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Our first reaction to most of the statements we hear from other people is an immediate evaluation, or judgment, rather than an understanding

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How To Manage Difficult Conversations

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin  “I don’t care how much you know, until I know how much you care.” Steven Covey A “difficult conversation” is difficult

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How To Curb Prejudice With Humility

By Fred KofmanPhilosopher and Vice President at Linkedin In the picture we see a uniformed police officer running behind a man in plain clothes. The obvious interpretation is that the white policeman

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The Ladder Of Inference

By Fred KofmanPhilosopher and Vice President at Linkedin I just had an e-argument with a colleague. Two days ago he asked me to send him some information “as soon as I could”. I’ve

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The Secret of Productive Conversations

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Smart people don’t learn… because they have too much invested in proving that they know and avoiding being seen as not knowing.”

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Are You A Knower Or A Learner?

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin If we are wise enough to base our self-esteem not on being “right” but on being rational—on being conscious—and on having integrity, then

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Performance Improvement: A Mutual Learning Conversation [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “There’s no such thing as constructive feedback.” Giving negative feedback to a valuable team member is one of the conversations

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Verbal Aikido: How To Respond To Unreasonable Challenges

By Fred KofmanPhilosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Aikido, said its founder, is the art of reconciliation. Whoever has the mind to fight has broken his connection with the universe. If you

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How to Invite Inquiry

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin ” It takes two to tango, but only one to avoid a fight” No matter how skillfully you express your view, if your counterpart disagrees

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How to Express Your Truth With Honesty And Respect

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “When two noted family therapists examined couples in the throes of heated discussions, they noted that people fall into three categories, those

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How To Inquire Productively

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Make him right before you make him wrong.” Productive inquiry is a way to learn about your colleague’s reasoning. It helps him express

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Despicable Me – The Rest Of The Story [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t

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What Do You Really Value?

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin The Most Despicable Character This exercise is a self-diagnostic. It reveals your values and attitudes, based on how you rank five characters

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The Ultimate Human Ability

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior can’t complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and

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How Ford Fosters Mindfulness at Work

Mark Higbie, senior advisor to Ford Motor Company, explains how the auto company began introducing mindfulness in the workplace. Ford Motor Company: Mindfulness At Work Do you currently maintain

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How LinkedIn Develops Wisdom with Compassion, Fred Kofman

Great talk by Fred Kofman, LinkedIn's VP, on how the company is able to develop not just one's thinking capabilities but also the ability to empathize. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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10 Tips for Starting Mindfulness Program at Work

Kelley McCabe, founder, and CEO of eMindful shares easy to implement tips on how you can begin and sustain mindfulness practice in the workplace. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Why Modern Workers Need Mindfulness – Richard Fernandez

This explains how mindfulness can increase attention and engagement at work–precious resources in our fast-paced, ever-expanding world. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Six Questions For Greater Accomplishment

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Accomplishment, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Should I Have a Plan B?

Should you have a plan B, an alternate plan, if you decide to go for it and chase a new dream? Absolutely YES. But there are a few things to think about. 1. If you have a low risk tolerance,

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Inner Strength: Techniques to Improve Your Willpower and Self Control

Willpower and self-control are already within you—it’s just tapping those strengths and nurturing them that makes all the difference. If you feel like you just don’t have “good willpower,” you’re

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The Art of Generous Learning

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Generous Listening, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic – how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic – the emotions

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How To Find Fulfilling Work

“The idea that work might be fulfilling rather than just painfully necessary is a strikingly recent invention. Nowadays, in the prosperous world, we don’t only expect to obtain money through

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Metaphysical Exercise [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Think of headspace as a gym for the mind” Andy Puddicombe If you don’t have the muscle, you won’t be able to lift the

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Success at School vs Success in Life [Video]

“We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s the primary route to doing well at life. Few of us are in love with the A grades themselves

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Why Elite Performers Practice Mindfulness [Video]

In conversation with How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes author Maria Konnikova, Arianna Huffington argues that mindfulness meditation is a necessary antidote to the US’ unhealthy work culture,

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When to Follow Your Intuition

Learn to differentiate between your intuition and fear. Know that intuition operates on these 4 planes: 1. A level of trust.2. Realm of positive growth.3. Intuition operates best after effort.4.

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Unexpected Path to Achieving Success [Video]

Google pioneer Chade-Meng Tan talks about his new book, “Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace).” Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Playing in the Zone

From Wisdom 2.0 2015Find more at: http://wisdom2conference.com Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness for your health, relationships,

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Creating A Mindful Workplace Community

Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness for your health, relationships, career, meditation and more!50% OFF Safely download

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3 Steps to Build Corporate Mindfulness

How can you achieve mindfulness in a corporate setting? This video presents interesting steps to build corporate mindfulness the Google way. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Time Management

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Time Management, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Heroism In The Face Of Racism [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King Jr. “Healing the universe is an inside job.” Fritjof

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Is There Too Much On Your Plate? [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Who put all that “stuff” on your plate? From a victim’s perspective, whoever asked you to do it. From a player’s perspective,

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Integrity Is Not Enough [Video]

By Fred KofmanPhilosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Nothing can corrupt and disintegrate a culture or a man’s character as thoroughly as does the precept of moral agnosticism, the idea that

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How Can I Be A Player When Things Are Out Of Control? [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin One of the most frequently asked questions posed by the members of the Conscious Business Friends Group during our live teleclasses is, “How

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How To Become Your Own Hero [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.

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How To Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (4.3)

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, gives him ample opportunity to add a deeper meaning to his life.

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How To Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (4.3)

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, gives him ample opportunity to add a deeper meaning to his life. He may

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How To Take Charge Of Your Life

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin To cover all the earth with sheets of hide—where could such amounts of skin be found? But simply wrap some leather round your feet, and it’s

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Rewards & Risks To An Effective Culture [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior can’t complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and

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Working to Live or Living to Work?

What’s Life without Moments? Vacations should be a time to go away and come together. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness

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