Perfection kills excellence because it takes everything too far. You waste time and energy. You feel too much pain and frustration. Do this instead.
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Hi, I’m Tom Catalini, author of Career Leap Year and other books on professional development.
I’ve struggled and succeeded as I worked my way up from the front lines to the executive suite, across a dozen different industries.
Along the way, I’ve hired, managed, and mentored professionals at all levels. I’ve consulted with the largest organizations and the smallest startups.
Now, I’d like to help YOU.
Whether you want to find a new job, grow your skills, find greater happiness at work, increase your earnings—or all of the above, I’m here to help.
Soon you too can start enjoying work more while you reach new heights in your career.
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A small adjustment in the balance of leading and supporting your team can make a huge impact on results. You and your team can become happier and more productive almost overnight.