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Joe Contrera is the president and founder of ALIVE @ WORK ® LLC. He helps Extraordinary Leaders Achieve Extraordinary Results. Joe is the author of three books, his latest book, Extraordinary Results: Mastering the Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others is changing the way leaders leverage influence to achieve higher levels of productivity and employee engagement. We hope you enjoy the blog, and please be sure to share these blogs with your friends and colleagues who want to have a more ALIVE @ WORK ® Mindset in the workplace!

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WHY DO I WRITE

Why I Write…What I Write?

“We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear. Our belief system is just like a mirror that only shows us what we believe.”  ~Don Miguel Ruiz Why I Write…What I Write? People often ask me where I get my ideas for what I write about. I write about…

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ARROGANCE - THE DEATH OF A LEADER

Arrogance: Death of a Leader!

“The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance” – Albert Einstein   As a coach, I get the privilege of working with some very talented leaders and for that I am extremely grateful. After being in the leadership development business for more than 20 years, I am stilled floored by the level of ignorance…

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DISRUPT YOURSELF

Leadership…Disrupt Yourself!

Leadership…Disrupt Yourself! Lately, I have been hearing a word bantered around a lot, especially as companies try to navigate the extreme volatility of the current world environment. The word is disrupt and is defined as – “to break or burst asunder, separate forcibly.” It is from the Latin word disruptus, from the past participle of…

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20 Truths About Fear

20 Truths To Know About Fear…

“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson 20 Truths To Know About Fear… Fear can paralyze. Fear can kill (yes, literally watch the news). Fear can be disguised as anger, rage, resentment, lack of forgiveness, and greed. It can be your friend…most of the…

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10 THINGS YO NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PURPOSE

10 Things You Need to Know About Purpose…

10 Things You Need to Know About Purpose… Ever since the beginning of time humans have searched to find their purpose in life. Thousands of  books have been written and hundreds of thousand of speeches, lectures, and discussions have been given on the topic of purpose. And yet, how many people do you know, if asked, could…

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