Articles By: Susan Mazza

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How to Make Great Decisions

How to Make Great Decisions

How many decisions do you make in a day?  It may surprise you that “the average amount of remotely conscious decisions an adult makes each day equals about 35,000.” Of course, many of these decisions, like what color socks to wear or which route to take to the office, aren’t likely to make or break your day [...]

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Collusion vs Collaboration

Collusion vs Collaboration

The subject of collusion has been a hot topic in US politics these days. So I want to start by making it clear that this post is NOT about politics, but rather about the kinds of human behaviors on teams, in organizations and in life that keep us stuck vs. move us forward. Take a [...]

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A Leader’s Words Matter

A Leaders Words Matter

“Your words are your wand.” – Florence Schovel Shinn Words are the tools leaders use to shape what is possible for the future, as well as the experience of the present for better or for worse. A leader’s words can… Build someone’s self-esteem, or diminish their sense of self-worth. Evoke excitement and enthusiasm, or stoke [...]

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Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough

Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough

There is a difference between positive thinking that moves you forward and positive thinking that is nothing more than wishful thinking. Monica Diaz wrote a timeless article a while back titled “Positive Thinking Might be Your Demise” in which she articulates this distinction. I believe in the power of thinking positively and by nature, I am an optimist. [...]

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A Simple Strategy for an Exceptional Year

A Simple Strategy for an Exceptional Year

There are countless articles about new year’s resolutions and how they either work or they don’t. Each year I choose 3 words to guide my everyday choices throughout the year. This year my words are Play, Produce, and Prosper. This practice has served me well through the last few years as it helps to keep [...]

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