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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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Lights, Camera, Action …. You’re On!

Lights, Camera, Action …. You’re On! “If all the world’s a stage … please stick to your own script!” – Joe Contrera With all of the chaos unfolding over the world, I am struck by the level of judgment being projected by others onto the world’s stage. When I speak of projection, I am speaking…

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Stop Giving Your Power Away and Take Back Control

Stop Giving Your Power Away and Take Back Control! Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse … they did! Why? Because where you focus your thoughts determines what unfolds in your life. Yes, you can call it The Law of Attraction, Quantum Physics, Karma, or some other woo-woo bulls***. The real issue is that you need…

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What Leadership Legacy Are You Leaving? (Video Blog)

What Leadership Legacy Are You Leaving? (Video Blog) The stories you tell about your leadership are simply that … your stories. The stories those you lead tell about you when you’re gone is your leadership legacy. What Leadership Legacy are you leaving behind? Continue watching leadership expert Joe Contrera discuss The Power vs. Force Leadership…

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Influence: The Power of Failure …

Influence: The Power of Failure … One way to more powerfully influence others is to leverage your failure. People don’t realize the power of failure and how it actually creates an opportunity to be more influential than if they succeeded the first time. Let me explain … A lot of folks won’t experiment, try, or…

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