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Engaging in “Karmic” Mindfulness

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement | 2 comments

Karma, not my good intentions, led me to experience mindfulness in a new way. My costly lesson was worth it.

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Leadership Lessons from Captain Daniel Something-or-Other

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Change Management, Engagement | 0 comments

When trust is low and the stakes–and emotions–run high, the best leaders act like Captain Daniel Something-or-Other…

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Creative Leadership

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Leadership | 0 comments

Years ago, a boss praised my creative talents in my role as leader. I scoffed inside, telling myself that I was the least creative person in any room. “I just have great, innovative employees,” I told him. Then, to reinforce my believe that I was lacking in that department, I married a highly artistic woman. Next to her, I was a Milk Dud compared to her Godiva Chocolates! Creative Visionary vs. Re-visionary When my neighbor placed a small, multicolored whirligig in his front yard, the kind that catches the wind and reflects the...

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Leadership: Broken Down Beds & Employees

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Leadership | 1 comment

Leadership exists to make employees successful. Or coach them out the door.

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Engagement Lessons from a 12 year-old

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Engagement, Happiness | 2 comments

My 12 year-old daughter applied to be a peer mentor in her school. But what she wrote applies to engagement at school, work, life, and beyond.

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One at a Time…Right Now

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Happiness | 2 comments

While running this morning, it dawned on me how much time I waste discouraged about yesterdays and worried about tomorrows. Am I the only one who does this?

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Be the Light…

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Engagement, Happiness | 1 comment

Karen asked herself, “What can I do today to create the kind of world that I want to live in?” Then she rescued a dog named Angel…

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When It’s Okay to Walk Like An Egyptian

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Change Management | 7 comments

We will all experience trauma and loss in our lives. Once the shock wears off, here are some things that you should know about the grieving and healing process…

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Quit Stalling: How to Stop Procrastinating

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Change Management, Engagement, Happiness | 0 comments

Call it procrastination or work-avoidance. We all have some form of it. I offer 5 TIPS as a former, world-class procrastinator on how to quit stalling and start getting things done NOW…

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Thinking About Doing Vs. Doing

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Challenge Yourself, Change Management, Engagement, Happiness | 0 comments

As a kid, I hated the very thought of taking a bath. I would stonewall and avoid getting into the tub for as long as I could. But I’ve since learned that thinking about doing something is way more exhausting than actually doing it.

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