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Gut Check – How to Help Make Change

September 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Gut Check – How to Help Make Change

There’s always some sort of change happening in the workplace. We can resist, stand passively by, or do our individual bit to help make that change happen. We blogged about it earlier, and here’s a gentle reminder of how we can contribute to change. It ONLY takes discipline.  

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My Weird, Wise College Friend (and Why We Should all Be Anthropologists)

September 12, 2017 | Comments Off on My Weird, Wise College Friend (and Why We Should all Be Anthropologists)

My best friend at college decided to become an anthropologist. And I have to admit I thought she was weird. Not exotic weird, just weird. (Which is saying something from an African History major.) But, seriously, an anthropologist? It felt so National Geographic to me. Could the concept even exist outside the heated confines of…

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Gut Check – Make a Frenemy a Friend

September 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Gut Check – Make a Frenemy a Friend

Frenemies! We all have them. While we can’t get along with everyone in the workplace, maybe there’s someone who’s a frenemy that could actually be a friend. And why not?

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You Want to REALLY Make Change? Try the Discipline Diet

September 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Do you know what a “wearable” is?  Now there’s a word that didn’t exist ten years ago.  Maybe even five?   Today many of you know what I mean; others own what I mean. And more will in years to come.  Wearables are the devices we wear to track our activity – steps taken, calories…

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How to Put the Me in Team: 3 Everyday Actions

September 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

I used to run a lot of Team Building sessions. Yes, yes, I’ll admit it; please don’t judge me too harshly. You know the kinds of sessions I’m talking about: the Trust Falls and ten-pin bowling, the shorthand psychometric tests, the what-nobody-knows-about-me introductions. What can I say, it was the 90s, we were all high…

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More Free. More Me.

September 1, 2017 | Comments Off on More Free. More Me.

[New BraveShift principal Jillian Reilly walks our talk by sharing a recent personal story…] I couldn’t help feeling like a fraud in the days leading up to Courage Camp.  A happy fraud, mind you, but still a fraud. Courageous wasn’t something I was raised to be.  Courage was the purview of others—people I didn’t know,…

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We All Make Magic: My Lessons in Courage

August 30, 2017 | Comments Off on We All Make Magic: My Lessons in Courage

Purple is my favorite color. It inspires me. It makes me think of beauty and kindness. I also love purple because it’s a “girl” color and since I’m a guy, taking purple as my favorite color makes me feel a little rebellious. Whenever I’m doing creative brainstorming, I use a purple colored pencil. Never a…

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Gut Check – Pants on Fire!

August 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Gut Check – Pants on Fire!

Liar, liar….you know the rest. It’s so much easier to call out someone ELSE’s lie rather than your own. Be easy and kind to yourself. But also be really honest. What’s a lie you’ve been telling yourself and how much of a RELIEF will it be to let it go?

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One Big Lie That Drags Us All Down

August 23, 2017 | Comments Off on One Big Lie That Drags Us All Down

I’m like you. I’ve found myself telling the same Big Lie over the years and letting it get the best of me. So we’re in this all together, no worries. Thinking back over my own career—as a young professional, middle manager, executive leader, and even as a consultant and coach—the same Big Lie has found…

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Gut Check – Beauty in Business

August 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Gut Check – Beauty in Business

Beauty is about qualities that stimulate our senses with pleasure. And so why does beauty not belong in business? What changes if we stop to ask, “How can be introduce some beauty into this…meeting…this document…this process?” Try it! Subscribe to our blog, CHOOSE:

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