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Ready to Leave the Recession Behind for a Fresh Start in 2012?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

We’re walking into 2012 and most Americans still taste recession. Perhaps they are dealing with:

  • Loss of their job
  • Loss of investments
  • Loss of health
  • Working more jobs and making less money
  • Financial strains affecting their relationships

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Do You Know Who's Steering Your Ship?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

The Italian cruise tragedy raises several concerns starting from “who was in charge,” to “what was the contingency plan,” to “what was the multi-layered plan in case of an emergency.”

This is a terrible and shocking situation of great magnitude that forces all of us to take a serious look into our organization’s leadership structure, systems, and contingency plans.

There are captains and then there are leaders.

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Is Your Brilliant Personality Killing Your Business?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

“Manners Maketh Man” was our school motto. I was so young I couldn’t even read when this was said during our assemblies but I came to understand what it meant early on. We could be the greatest at what we did but the way in which we interacted with one another spoke more about our greatness than our intellectual or physical ability demonstrated during debates, competitions, and daily activities.

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Are Alphas Healthier Than Their Counterparts?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Alpha males and females have intrinsic characteristics—aside from being competitive, controlling, and more aggressive, they are also born healthier, more energetic, and more resilient.

Sure, they can get themselves in to more stressful situations by virtue of being more dominant and on the front lines at all times, which in turn make them more vulnerable to personal attacks. Alphas get to have more head-to-head physical, emotional, and intellectual confrontations or plain collisions. Their innate ability to endure frontal assaults may exceed others’ genetic capabilities to sustain stress itself.

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Do you hold your loved ones hostage?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

There are multiple ways in which people reciprocate their feelings: some exchange love for love and create lasting relationships that help one another experience happiness and growth. Others control their loved ones through guilt, money, or power.

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Privacy, What Privacy? The Era of Public is Here

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

My daughter started college at seventeen. During one of her assignments she was given an option: to either submit a series of papers versus participating in student research by completing surveys. The professor was stunned when I declined to give consent for her participation. He was even more surprised when he learned that both my husband and I had been researchers in the past. How come we would not allow our daughter to contribute to the sublime cause of furthering research? The answer was very simple: completing the assignments was part of her learning experience and a direct benefit to her. Participating in research had no learning experience and it only benefited them.

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Stay Awake While Working at Night

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

The Federal Aviation Administration suspends a controller for watching a movie during his shift. This is another incident to add to other suspensions, mostly for sleeping on the job. Who’s at fault: the controller or the system in which the controller works? Although workers may focus better at their daytime job, night work offers a challenge: how do you stay awake when you are alone and when you are not so busy?

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The Seemingly Impossible Feat of Transitioning an Empire

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

With the iPad2 launch, even financial analysts are both praising such innovation while also wondering about Steve Jobs’ gaunt looks and overall health. In January, Jobs decided to step down from day-to-day operations at Apple… again. He returned to Apple after a monster multi-organ transplant surgery, gaining our undivided applause and admiration for his resilience. We would all love to live forever and yet, how do we prepare to set up transitions to transfer an empire smoothly, efficiently, and effectively? How do we ensure continuity in day-to-day operations and in creative and innovative processes that will allow our vision to live on?

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The Other Blind Side – Is Public Misbehavior Plain Bad Behavior or Mental Illness?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Watching Charlie Sheen become his worst enemy over the past few weeks was embarrassing. His overt aggression with his teammates has made it very difficult for the public to show empathy for his situation. Unfortunately, his public behavior has also resulted in the cancellation of a multi-million dollar business, leaving a substantial group of people without a job. Can you afford similar consequences in your organization?

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On New Years and Effective Planning

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

One month into the New Year on the day of the Chinese New Year, most business owners, entrepreneurs, and companies are well immersed into their business plans already. As I prepared for our upcoming chapter meeting with the Women President’s Organization, I intended to follow-up on guiding the group to go deeper into the SWOT analysis with my co-chair, Linda Lane Gonzalez (President of Viva Partnership). This follow-up in addition to a conference call I participated in yesterday with my fellow chapter president elects in the National Speakers’ Association (a call that became focused on using a one-page business plan), spurred me into putting my thoughts together and narrowing down effective business plan processes.

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