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Work can Suck Sometimes

It’s time we had an honest conversation about work. More specifically the work environment and how it can, well, sometimes SUCK!

I assume I’m not the only person that gets frustrated when dealing with unreasonable people that cause unnecessary stress making work seem like an unbearable chore rather than an enjoyable place to build a career and make an impact.

Just so we are on the same page, here are some examples of sucky work environment behavior:

  • People with hidden agendas
  • Workplace gossip
  • Jealous / Backstabbing colleagues
  • Arrogant / Self-serving supervisors
  • Lack of individual accountability and leadership


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It’s Time for a Change

What’s the most important thing you want to achieve this year and do you feel it’s possible to accomplish?

If you are looking for change in your life, keep reading this article to find out how you can define, shape, and embrace a new perspective towards realizing your goals.

The Self-sabotaging Nature of New Years Resolutions


Short-sighted Short-cuts Lead to Dead Ends

The desire for instant gratification can be tempting, leading one to seek opportunities to cut corners to achieve faster results. And while the initial perception of saving time and money is promising, the end result is a continuous cycle of bad decisions, uncompleted projects, and lack of trust from others.

Without proper foresight, taking short-cuts in life will lead to a dead end. As leaders, we can avoid this dilemma by steering clear of the three short-sided behaviors below.

Short-sided Behavior #1: Ignoring the Bigger Picture

Often times we rush into projects without taking an opportunity to understand what it will take to accomplish the task.

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“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Invisible Threads

An invisible thread is something that is undetectable and hidden from view with the ability to impact or influence its surrounding environment.

We have all encountered invisible threads, whether it’s gravity’s influence on the ocean tides to wind blowing the branches of trees, both of these phenomenons are unseen forces who’s effects are visibly seen.

The same concept applies to the invisible leader.

What is an Invisible Leader

An invisible leader is someone that is able to use unseen forces to positively impact their environment. …


The Customer Connection

Grocery shopping. American’s favorite pastime. The joys of making your weekly list, getting in the car, sitting in traffic, finding a parking space, walking up and down the aisle, standing in the checkout lines, loading up your car, and finally heading home.

Sound daunting? Well it is. Especially when the average person takes a trip to the grocery store 1.6 times a week and spends 43 minutes shopping. Do the math on that, and you’re looking at 60 hours of grocery shopping in a year.

Imagine if that time could be reclaimed, providing you with the freedom to focus on…

Claude Jones

WalmartLabs - Sr. Director of Engineering. Practical Leadership Guy. Motivational Speaker. Life Coach. http://www.claudejones.me

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