Posts by Shira Miller

What Rocketman can teach us about authentic leadership

What Rocketman can teach us about authentic leadership

From watching the entrancing trailers to reading about the standing ovation it received at the Cannes Film Festival, I was looking forward to seeing the movie Rocketman. What I didn’t expect was how much it would exceed the hype. Delightful, gritty and filled with moments of magical realism, this touching story about the rise, struggles…

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Thrive Personally and Professionally by Embracing Vulnerability

Thrive Personally and Professionally by Embracing Vulnerability

When you think of highly secure locations, Fort Knox, the Vatican’s Secret Archives, the White House or  James Bond’s stomping grounds at the MI6 headquarters might come to mind. However, despite cutting-edge security technology, armed guards or reinforced concrete walls, the most intensely guarded places can often be inside of ourselves. Society celebrates those who…

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Stop saying sorry when there is no reason to apologize

Stop saying sorry when there is no reason to apologize

Ever notice how many times you preface a statement, often one that is heartfelt and meaningful, with apologetic words like “I’m sorry,” “this sounds silly,” “I might be crazy,” or “you are going to think I’m stupid, but.” Whether you are trying to defuse a tense situation, deliver bad news or avoid being disliked, it…

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How to Reinvent Your Life at Any Age

Faye Goldberg Miller, my mother, is a force of nature. At 81 years old, my mom’s infectious laugh turns heads. She works out several times a week and has been known to curse like a sailor, especially if you cut her off in traffic. Her wardrobe and sense of humor are fierce. Throughout my entire…

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6 Ways to Add More Time to Your Day

6 Ways to Add More Time to Your Day

Some people consider unlimited data plans, weekend Netflix binges or responsibly-sourced bling to be a precious commodity. For me, it is time. As Charles Darwin once said, “a man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” I was reminded about that recently while visiting the campus of…

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3 Ways to Forgive Yourself

3 Ways to Forgive Yourself

From launching a new product that is dead on arrival, landing a big client who turns into an energy vampire, flubbing an important presentation to overcalling a forecast, we’ve all made mistakes at work. Some are easy to correct, while others can create permanent damage. However, once you take accountability for what happened and try…

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How Serving Others Makes You Healthier

How Serving Others Makes You Healthier

Making wellness a top priority has been proven to give you a competitive advantage at work. But good health goes beyond exercising, a balanced diet and catching enough shut-eye on a regular basis. If you really want to thrive in your professional and personal life, consider adding altruism to that mix. Research has shown that…

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My Favorite Show Taught Me How to Love Myself

My Favorite Show Taught Me How to Love Myself

Some sounds can immediately spark happiness: soft barks from a puppy, the music from an approaching ice cream truck during the summer, or the final class dismissal bell on the last day of school. For me, hearing the tinkly theme song from Sex and the City always prompts a smile. — Published on April 1,…

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If Being a Perfectionist Stresses You Out, Read This

If Being a Perfectionist Stresses You Out, Read This

Nobody’s perfect. However, that sure doesn’t stop millions of people from trying. Striving to create a certain way of life can motivate you to succeed. But a constant need for perfection could mean nothing is ever good enough – leading to getting stuck, massive amounts of stress, stifling personal growth and a lack of fulfilling…

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How to Listen to Your Intuition at Work

How to Listen to Your Intuition at Work

From Robert Frost’s classic poem “The Road Not Taken” to Gwyneth Paltrow’s 1998 flick Sliding Doors, pop culture has long been enamored with the “what if’s” of taking a different path in life. Hindsight might be 20/20, but in looking back I wouldn’t change a thing because those choices all led to my current purpose-driven…

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