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Do you want to?

I’m deeply saddened and sickened by what was done to George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and all who’ve been killed or treated badly because of the color of their skin. I’m appalled that it’s 2020 and we’re still dealing with heartless bias. As I think about the changes needed to make this stop, I am reminded

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How not to learn to ride a bike

Yesterday, I saw two kids with their bikes, a woman and an older man (grandpa?) in a small parking lot. It was clear they were there for the kids to practice riding in an empty, nicely paved space. As I walked along, I could hear the man’s loud voice. The taller of the two kids

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What if?

Years ago I worked with Jerry, a manager who had a different way of looking at things. He loved playing What if, a curiosity game that invited broader and more creative thinking. Sure, it drove some people nuts, but others thrived because it encouraged them to think differently, to give airtime to alternative perspectives. This

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Thanks, Moms!

Shout out to all the Moms! Many of you are juggling more than ever, managing 10x what you typically do. You’re upholding your work roles, commitments and goals, thoughtfully concerned about your employees, co-workers, clients. AND managing your household filled with family members cooped up with their own needs, goals and frustrations. I commend you

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Plan for re-entry

There’s a mixed bag of feelings out there about returning to the office, from “I can’t wait to get back to being with people face to face,” to “I don’t want to go back! I love working from home.” “Julia” is on the fence. She loves leading her team from home and would gladly continue,

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