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The secret to happiness from the world’s wisest man.

In his book, The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho tells the story of what the world’s wisest man reveals to a simple shepherd boy about the secret to happiness. A shepherd boy went to visit the wisest man in the world to

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Be a leader… but first learn how to manage

I’ve often heard from CEO’s when evaluating talent in the organization, “He or she needs to be more a leader, not just a manager.” This is a valid point when grooming future executives. But, let’s not underestimate the value of

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Lose weight, 1 bite at a time

John Cisna, a high school science teacher lost 37 lbs. in 90 days eating only at McDonalds. Neil Cavuto of Fox News interviewed John on how he did it. We all know eating too much fast food can kill you,

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People call me crazy for not wanting to gain 1 lb

People keep calling me crazy for I will not allow myself to gain even 1 lb. Because of this craziness, I’ve been able to maintain the same weight since age 16. As an adult I’ve been doing an MBTA for

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80/20 in reverse

The OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) has taken a principle that I highly value and turned it on its head when it comes to educating the masses. They reported in their 2012 triennial testing of 510,000 high school

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Want to influence & lead people? – Use referent power

Here are some excerpts from Soundview Executive Book Summaries review of Nicole Lipkin’s latest book, WHAT KEEPS LEADERS UP AT NIGHT.  “In 1959, psychologists John French and Bertram Raven developed a framework for understanding different types of power. Raven, Arie

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New beginnings yet again

Here we are, at the beginning of another year. Many of us will make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, to be a better person and so on… But why does it not work so well? Anthony Robbins, change guru

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Guo Pei, a story of discovery and passion that has led to success

Guo Pei, regarded as a pioneer in China haute couture was a guest speaker at a workshop I was facilitating. There were three captivating speakers that day, but it was her talk of her journey to deeper self-discovery that truly

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Parkinson’s Law, not the disease-part 2

Do you still feel overwhelmed? In my last post, I shared with you how to get a life with using Parkinson’s Law: work expands to fill the time available to complete it. Read the previous December 2nd post to catch

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Parkinson’s Law, not the disease

Do you feel overwhelmed? Your schedule, workload and demands are so full you can’t seem to breathe. You are not alone. Many of us are prisoners to what’s urgent, often ignoring what and who’s important to us. This is where

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Lance Tanaka

Lance Tanaka was born, raised and educated in the US, and has spent more than two decades working with Fortune Global 500 companies throughout Asia.

As the founder and Managing Director of Asia Executive Resource, a consulting company that provides executive coaching for the world’s leading multinational companies, Lance is committed to bringing the techniques and best practices of Asia Pacific’s most successful executives to the next generation of world leaders.

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