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Lisa Earle McLeod

Stories by Lisa Earle

How many times have you been there, but not really been there? You know, when your body is one place, but your brain is somewhere all together different.

New directors to be sworn in at TVA Thursday

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Four new board members join TVA

  • Oct. 5th, 2010  |
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Why should I have to tell you that I love you? I’m married to you, aren’t I?

Mind the gap. It’s a phrase commonly used to warn train passengers of the gap between the station platform and the train door.

What is lack of organization costing you?

What’s your story?

How comfortable are you with uncertainty?

Do clothes make the man? Or in this case, the woman?

What’s the difference between good and great?

You’re sooo special.

Would you rather be around someone who’s depressed or someone who’s angry?

Can a single conversation ruin your business?

What makes someone a great friend?

Which is harder, trying to get a job or trying to keep one?

Why do people of the opposite sex act so weird at work?

People are weird about love.

If you're under age 35, you probably don't remember the days when people used to smoke in meetings.

My neighbors just lost their 17-year-old daughter to cancer.

What do employees say and do when their boss isn’t watching?

It's 3:30 on a Thursday afternoon, and instead of a gaggle of mothers waiting outside the elementary school to walk the kiddies home, there's a herd of dads in Bermuda shorts who look a little embarrassed to be there.

"At a certain point, it gets to be about me, right?"

We've all experienced those moments when the planets aligned, everything went our way, and we were on top of the world. Even if it has been a while, you probably remember what it felt like.

Do you ever wonder why some people do the things they do?

Bring up the topic of sales, and you’ll likely get eye rolls from people who believe that “selling” is all about high-pressure tactics, telemarketing calls at dinner, pushy, plaid-jacketed liars and smooth-talking, slick-haired hucksters peddling snake oil out of their trunks.

I have a love/hate relationship with self-discipline. I love the results, but I hate the process.

Do you ever feel like you're surrounding by negativity?

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

Everyone is looking for the magic bullet, the secret words that will make our spouse melt, our co-worker cooperate and our customer giggle with glee as they sign on the dotted line.

You know who they are. T

We're all familiar with polarizing politics: Splitting complex issues into polar opposite views so that we, the attention-deficit disordered American public, can sleep securely in the knowledge that our side is right; therefore, the other side must be wrong, wrong, wrong.

We've been told not to bring our emotions to the office. But the idea that feelings don't belong at work is one of the biggest myths in business today.

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