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Redefining Power

April 22nd, 2014 No Comments
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I heard the most horrible leadership story the other day and, quite frankly, it made me very sad.  As a subject matter expert, a friend of mine was invited to lead a session for a Fortune 500 Company.  It was a large group so they divided it into two – with a group of 30 [...]

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The Magic Key for Success

April 21st, 2014 No Comments
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Have you ever had one of those days when you’ve worked really hard and have given it all you’ve got, and you’re left totally wiped out but happy? My hope for all of us is that we have more days like this.  Days that leave us realizing that the “good life” is about investing your [...]

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So Right it Hurts

April 16th, 2014 No Comments
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I woke up this morning to snow on my porch.  SNOW!  Apparently New York didn’t get the ‘it’s Spring” memo.  When I saw the snow I immediately felt grumpy and, after 2 or 3 minutes of pouting, I realized I have a choice.  I can choose to stay grumpy and let it ruin my mood [...]

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The Power of Focused Feedback

April 15th, 2014 No Comments
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You would think that by now we would have all developed amazing mind-reading skills, but that’s clearly not the case.  In order for us to really understand what someone wants and needs from us, we usually need it to be said out loud or we’ll assume all is good.  And for caring leaders this can [...]

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Your Internal Warning System

April 14th, 2014 5 Comments
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Last Friday, as I was leaving one meeting and heading to the next, I ducked into Barnes and Noble for a quick respite (my feet were killing me as I had been a bit overly-ambitious with my city walking) when my husband called and asked me to run a quick errand for him.  It shouldn’t [...]

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Owning the Mess

April 11th, 2014 2 Comments
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I was sitting on the train yesterday, heading into the city (that’s NYC, for those of you “not from around these parts”), when all of the sudden a gush of coffee started pouring down the aisle.  I looked ahead three rows and there was a coffee cup that had spilled that had been sitting on [...]

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Waiting for the Muck to Settle

April 10th, 2014 No Comments
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My life keeps dishing out proof that the more I learn, the more I realize I need to learn – and it’s a very uncomfortable place to be.  It’s so much more fun when you feel like you’ve got all the answers, don’t you think?  My husband (the innovation-guy) and I were talking about the [...]

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Curiosity – The Gateway to Understanding

April 9th, 2014 No Comments
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Last night, when I jumped on Twitter for the first time in ages, as I was scrolling down the list of articles I passed one tweeted by the Huffington Post that read, “Why you should NEVER buy garlic in a jar”.   I kept scrolling.  I didn’t want to read it.  You see, I admittedly, buy [...]

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The Responsibility of Leadership

April 8th, 2014 1 Comment
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An article on the Nine CEO’s With the Worst Reputations is making the rounds this morning on Yahoo!  Now, to be honest, I don’t know how solid this data really is, as it was comprised from mining employee reviews on Glassdoor (and you and I both know that, notoriously, people only review things when they’re [...]

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Fighting Incongruencies

April 7th, 2014 No Comments
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People talk about the “terrible twos”, but there was nothing terrible about “two” for our family.  Two was easy.  Jeremy would joyfully do whatever we asked.  He would eat what we put in front of him.  Pick up his toys without argument or complaint.  We were his heroes.  Then he started to develop free will. [...]

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