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5-Minutes to Connect: the First Step for Any Decision You Face

January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Managers are so often presented often with someone else’s urgent demand to act quickly to resolve a situation. Many times, immediately. But five short minutes is all we need to collect ourselves and look inward for the counsel of our experience, our intentions, our beliefs, and our gut sense of what feels right. These moments…

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8 Magic Questions to Transform Your Workday

January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

A strange thing has happened across American workplaces over the past several decades: some walls have come down, yet other walls are higher than ever before. Think about it: most of us work in open-plan offices, created, in theory, to promote openness, transparency, a lack of hierarchy. (And to save money, of course.) The physical…

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Human Connection: the Foundation for a 21st Century Workplace

January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Good riddance 2017” seems to be a global consensus. Not only will we not miss you, we’re hoping you were a mistake that can be corrected with enough time and common sense. Titans fell last year, while others unexpectedly rose.  Decades old unions continued to unravel; trucks became a familiar weapon of human destruction.  Talk…

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Gut Check-Patterns Tell You

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Without much notice we slip into patterns. Routines are helpful. Consistency can be comforting. But within those patterns of ours we can find signs about where change may be needed. So look back on some of your patterns, and discover what you’ll do differently going forward.

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5 Precious Lessons of 2017

December 16, 2017 | Comments Off on 5 Precious Lessons of 2017

As the year comes to a close. As I entertain old friends visiting from abroad. As I savor hot days frolicking with my young sons in our back yard pool.  As I step back and breathe, giving myself time to recharge after a rather exhausting year filled with new opportunity and creative collaboration. I feel…excited.…

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