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Help your teams heal

We’re all responding to the Covid pandemic in our own ways. Some have adjusted to it, some are living in fear, some are resisting mask mandates, some still think it’s a hoax… others fall somewhere on the spectrum.  One thing many are experiencing is a form of grief. I heard from a number of people

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A new chair

I ordered a chair for my desk last week. I’d sat in it at Office Depot last year and saved the name because it was a good fit. When an email arrived promoting it on sale, I jumped at the opportunity.   A large box arrived at my front door a few days later, heavier

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The purpose of life

A dear old friend who is 93 and recuperating from Covid-19 reminded me of something he’s always said. This has been his leadership philosophy for decades: The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to make a difference. The way you make a difference is in the way you

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Don’t waste their time

Madelyn shuddered at the word… Networking. She’d been out of a job for a couple of months and knew she needed to reach out and talk with people. But she’d convinced herself that online research was the way to go. She didn’t want to waste other leaders’ time. “They’re so busy, they won’t have time

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Get candid feedback

Years ago, I asked my husband if there were one thing he’d like me to change, what would it be. “Be totally honest with me, I’d really like to know,” I said. He thought for a few seconds (seconds!) and said…“Pick up your shoes.” What? He was serious. It bugged him that I took off

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