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Your unique wisdom

I often get a wry grin from a client when I tell them they are growing in wisdom after they’ve talked about a frustrating challenge. They don’t view themselves as wise, but they are. Every positive, negative, and neutral experience we have or observe adds to our wisdom. When we allow ourselves time to think

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Don’t do this in 2019

I often find gems when cleaning out old papers. Each time I’ve read this one over the years, I’ve decided to keep it. Now I know why. It was meant to be shared with you.  15 exercises to avoid in 2019* -Jumping on the bandwagon. -Wading through paperwork. -Running around in circles. -Pushing your luck.

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My wish for you

As I think about you and the year to come, my heartfelt wish is for you to experience success beyond your dreams. The kind that touches you at your core. Using your unique blend of talents, experience, knowledge and interests in ways only you can.  No one else on earth has exactly what you have

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Give the best gift of all

When was the last time you were really listened to? You felt as if what you said was of real interest to the person listening. When someone truly listens, it is a gift beyond measure. You may be the only one to give that gift to someone. Because listening with an agenda is more commonly

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Calming music for you

I typically don’t like to work with music playing because I find it distracting. Part of my brain wants to focus on it instead of what I’m doing. I prefer to work in silence. A friend told me about soothing piano music on YouTube, so I checked it out. It’s relaxing, allowing me to think

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How well do you know your colleagues

I was listening to a podcast by the co-founders of The Skimm the other day. Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg interviewing Beth Comstock, who worked her way up from roles in marketing and corporate communications to become the first female Vice Chair of GE. What caught my attention was that all three of these female leaders are

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5 frogs on a log

Brief and thought provoking. Question: Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: Five. Why? Because deciding and doing are not the same thing. –A child’s riddle

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Your worst boss

Who’s the worst boss you’ve ever had? You! When I heard Seth Godin say that, it made me chuckle. It’s true. You wouldn’t keep working for someone who constantly berates you, calls you names, questions your capabilities, continually compares you to others. Our negative internal voice can be relentless. But, I believe we also are

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Locked in leadership

I heard this impressive story recently and want to pass it on to you because I bet you work with teams that could benefit from it. Picture this: Six astronauts locked into the International Space Station zooming around the globe for five months. Working and living together in tight quarters 24/7. “Six men in a

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Dig deeper

There are times I read something and it hits me at my core, connects with me in a meaningful way. I have no problem remembering the words. That’s what I felt when I read these three succinct statements in the New Yorker: Dig deeper. Think harder. Look further. It hit me because it’s what I

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