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What Does LOVE Have To Do With It?
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What Does LOVE Have To Do With It?

By Kristin Kaufman - Feb 14 2017


Those of you who have followed my writings over the years know that I believe 100% in the power of love in life and in the workplace. Given this is the month of Valentine’s Day….I thought this was the perfect month to observe and embrace LOVE as a critical success factor in our personal and professional lives. […]

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1 Word and 5 Resources to make 2017 the BEST YEAR YET!
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1 Word and 5 Resources to make 2017 the BEST YEAR YET!

By Kristin Kaufman - Jan 17 2017


During the first few weeks of the year, most of us invariably plan on how we can make 2017 the best year ever. I know even at the end of last month, I began my assessment of 2016 and how I could make 2017 even better. Well, sometimes less is more! A few years ago, […]

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Ending the Year with Intention

By Kristin Kaufman - Dec 15 2016


As the holidays rapidly approach, December becomes a hectic time! Shopping, cooking, wrapping, decorating, and of course, all the year-end business deadlines! The last month of the year – though full of joyful celebrations – can also be an extremely productive month in the year; and can help position the start of 2017 in the best possible […]

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Motivating Without Money…..Huh?!!

By Kristin Kaufman - Oct 24 2016


We all know that everyone wants to be appreciated – in life and in work. Managers, employees, husbands, wives, children, coaches, players……we all want to be seen, heard, valued, and appreciated. We never outgrow this need – even if we appear to be confident, independent, and successful; the reality is that everyone needs (and wants) […]

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Rudeness: An Epidemic

By Kristin Kaufman - Sep 20 2016


I wrote a similar article a little over 8 years ago, and it went viral. And amazingly, this issue of rudeness has done nothing but grow as an almost ‘acceptable’ way of life. I, for one, am standing TALL in opposition to this silent – yet quite pervasive – epidemic. The reality of rudeness flies […]

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One RULE which makes a Difference

By Kristin Kaufman - Aug 23 2016


As many of you may know, I work very closely with educational organizations in our effort to reform, build, and lead excellence in the United States educational system. It is an uphill battle for many reasons – some obvious, others not so much. Nevertheless, the commitment, passion, and work ethic of those devoting their lives […]

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Fitting In: Is It Really That Important?

By Kristin Kaufman - Jul 29 2016


Have you ever joined an organization – personally or professionally – and realized after a short time, that you just don’t ‘fit in’? I have – and it can be a miserable experience. I have also hired individuals whom I thought had the skillset we needed; only to realize later that they did not ‘fit’ […]

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3 Tips to being a Magnetic Professional

By Kristin Kaufman - Jun 29 2016


Over the years, I have met many individuals who may find themselves at a career crossroads, being ‘riffed’ in the latest downsizing, or perhaps even due to their age (and yes, this does happen despite what some HR departments will admit) have been given ‘early retirement’. What I have noticed is that there is a […]

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Egos: Light Beams through Cracks

By Kristin Kaufman - May 09 2016


Over the past several years, I have been engaged in an increasing number of situations where personal egos lose their touchstone to the ultimate demise of the organization, the overall mission, or the actual individual. People pull out their yardsticks, puff up their positions, have all the answers (regardless of the questions) – all with […]

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Trust: the #1 Key to Thriving and How to Build It

By Kristin Kaufman - Apr 11 2016


For years now, team and individuals have asked me to help them build thriving relationships at work (and in life). Many are struggling as they look to their right and left – and they wonder why some teams are thriving and others are not. Some have built an atmosphere of amazing mutual respect, open discussions, […]

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Where Are We Going?!!

By Kristin Kaufman - Apr 05 2016


Most everyone in business knows the importance of having a vision. I have never led a strategic planning session that did not include creating a common Vision for the company, organization, or team. It answers the question ‘where are we going?’ – And plants the flag for everyone to see, embrace, and pursue. So, why […]

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As We Begin 2016: Questions That Will Give You Pause

By Kristin Kaufman - Jan 11 2016


A few years ago, I read an incredible article in Forbes entitled 35 Questions that will Change your Life. And yes, those 35 questions did indeed make me stop, think, and course-correct in some cases. I am a huge believer that the questions we ask ourselves and others throughout our lives inform our decisions, our priorities, and […]

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Is This THE “Control Alt Delete” Moment of your Career?

By Kristin Kaufman - Dec 30 2015


Many of us know people (and perhaps may even be that person) who has been riffed, downsized, or have simply made the decision that they are not where they (we) want to be. Folks are waking up to their new reality: could this be the control, alt, delete moment in my career? Do I need to totally […]

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The Importance of Gratitude in the Workplace

By Kristin Kaufman - Dec 02 2015


A few years ago, one of my clients was quoted in the Wall Street Journal relative to how companies and employers give thanks to their employees. Research has shown that employees who feel appreciated are more productive and loyal. Yet, amazingly, that message hasn’t reached many of those in charge. The article states that some bosses are […]

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Is There One Most Important Quality In Life And Leadership?

By Kristin Kaufman - Nov 13 2015


Not too long ago, I was having dinner with two very dear and special friends at my favorite Dallas neighborhood bistro, Parigi. As always, we launched into an open, authentic and passionate conversation. This time it was about how strong personal and business relationships thrive and survive, in an increasingly turbulent, competitive and stressful world. This couple has […]

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Choices: The Fork in the Road

By Kristin Kaufman - Sep 29 2015


A very wise person in my life (thank you, Liz King) shared with me something I carry with me as a mantra: “You only have control over three things in your life; they are your ABC’s. Your Attitude, your Behavior, and your Choices.” At dinner with friends and colleagues one night recently, I listened as one […]