Calling All Managers & Leaders One Hour, Each Month = BIG Results! Trying to navigate a challenging situation with someone in your organization? Looking to fine-tune your interviewing/hiring process for better results? Struggling to figure out how to deliver a tricky performance evaluation? As managers and leaders, we often feel like we’re supposed to have…

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Turning the new year into an adventure The turn of the calendar page to January brings with it the promise of a new start. It gives me the perfect opportunity to create a plan, something that often eludes me in my day-to-day tasks. A few years ago, I heard about the #oneword idea and immediately…

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Learning to embrace difficult times and let the unexpected delight me 2019 is nearly over. It’s been a year of big transitions that brought major changes for me. At times, it felt overwhelming, sad, difficult. Yet, in whole, this was one of the best years for me. And once I brought this new awareness to…

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Living without Grace the last few months has had many hollow moments. There’s an emptiness without her presence and I really miss the patterns that we had grown accustomed to and enjoyed. But she and I always savored lots of things about the fall season and because of those memories, I am falling into new…

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Helping others feels good. If I’ve learned anything from my years of volunteer work, it’s that giving back gives us the opportunity to lead by example and surprisingly learn a lot about ourselves in the process. For many years, my dog Grace and I have banded together to tackle the myriad types of trash that…

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Even people you know well, people you may have worked with for years, can throw you a curveball. Maybe you’re both faced with an unfamiliar situation or the general circumstances change. You might be surprised by how the other person reacts (and by your own response). This happened recently with my dog, Grace, and it…

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Recently, my husband and I decided that the windows in our home really needed a washing. We have done it before, but neither of us particularly enjoyed it, nor did we do a very good job. In the past, we researched the best methods (including homemade formulas, newspapers, and lint free cloths) and spent a…

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conflict resolution

Conflict brings to mind so many emotions, most of them negative. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Changing the way you look at conflict will change the outcome, which was a point captured by an astute group I recently had the pleasure of working with.  In a workshop this past weekend with The…

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Employee-Growth

I’ve been delivering assessment results for years. I feel fortunate to be a part of so many milestone moments in a person’s development, whether it’s early in their career or someone who is a consummate learner. I have oodles of goose-bumps stories that I’ve witnessed through these experiences. This week I enjoyed another of those moments.…

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