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Common Leadership Hiring Mistake #2

Sam Obitz / January 31st, 2023 / No Comments »

As I said in my previous blog on this subject, I have had the privilege of being a part of several hiring processes of new leaders for teams and businesses. Through those processes, I have noticed some common misconceptions many

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WHY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FAIL & HOW TO GET RESULTS

Sam Obitz / December 31st, 2022 / No Comments »

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that there is not much resolve in the people who make them. As Oscar Wilde famously said, “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”

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Gratitude is a Choice

Sam Obitz / November 24th, 2022 / No Comments »

As the quote above illustrates, we have more control over our mood than we realize. As you go about your daily life, do you come across more people expressing gratitude or more who are complaining about something? If you want

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Enduring Teams and Businesses are Built on Solid Foundations

Sam Obitz / October 31st, 2022 / No Comments »

Like a well-built home, teams and businesses require a solid foundation if they want to be successful over time. Even a home constructed with the best possible materials, will not stand when the inevitable storms come if they do not

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Use Your Natural Beauty to Benefit Others

Sam Obitz / September 30th, 2022 / No Comments »

I happen to live in an area that has an above-average number of people that would be considered physically attractive. The sheer number of them makes it hard for any of them to stand out in the crowd. They come

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TIME TO REVISIT SOME OLD BLOGS

Sam Obitz / August 30th, 2022 / No Comments »

I decided to go way back in the vault to find these two articles today. The first one originally appeared here in October of 2010. This one has to do with the problem of trying to build a successful organization

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Little Things (Done Repeatedly) Add Up to Big Things

Sam Obitz / July 29th, 2022 / No Comments »

When people find out what I do for a living, it is not at all uncommon for them to ask me for “hacks” or “shortcuts,” to achieve some kind of result or goal that they have. Most of them are

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The Supreme Power of Your Thoughts – Part 1

Sam Obitz / June 30th, 2022 / No Comments »

Have you ever wondered why some people, who live in the best neighborhoods, drive the nicest cars, and have beautiful spouses, are often unhappy? Conversely, have you ever met someone who lives in a horrible neighborhood, has a clunker car,

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THE WORDS YOU USE MATTER – Part 1

Sam Obitz / May 31st, 2022 / No Comments »

Most people are more concerned with expressing their feelings than they are with taking control of them. As a result, they tend to use inflammatory language, that unintentionally, causes them to feel more anxiety than is necessary. Just changing the

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The Ghosting Epidemic

Sam Obitz / April 29th, 2022 / No Comments »

Ghosting is defined as the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone suddenly and without explanation by withdrawing from all communication. In short, Ghosting is the modern term for what was previously referred to as shunning. The main difference

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