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What Goes Up Must Come Down

June 26, 2022

Several weeks ago, I watched our puppy, Lulu, chase one of our cats up a staircase. Lulu tussled with the cat at the top of the stairs for a few…

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Are You an Introvert or Extrovert? Does it Matter?

May 31, 2022

As a new leader, I considered myself an extrovert. Those I knew well told me that I was a good communicator (or maybe I just liked to talk a lot),…

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2 Simple Ways to Demonstrate Initiative

April 5, 2022

Eric has been a member of his organization’s leadership team for a few years, and he worries that he is sometimes perceived by his peers as aloof or disengaged. In…

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My Word of the Year for 2022

February 21, 2022

One of my least favorite holidays had always been New Year’s Day. I think it was because the obligatory New Year’s resolutions I created set me up for immediate failure,…

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Alternative Work Arrangements: Questions to Guide the Change

January 19, 2022

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” You would probably agree with that insomuch as your employees’ ideas…

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Have Setbacks Helped You Grow?

December 31, 2021

Progress is not a straight line. I was told it wouldn’t be. I was told that it would take 18-24 months to possibly get my incurable symptoms into some sort…

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Find a Fulfilling Job in 2022

December 21, 2021

As we head into a new year, millions of people are sitting down and writing out a long laundry list of goals they have for 2022. My guess is that…

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Developing and Selecting Your Successor

November 2, 2021

“Who do you anticipate could fill your role when you retire?” I asked Gerry, the fifty-something CEO I was coaching. “I’ve always thought Phillip would be a great CEO if,”…

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The Great Resignation and 3 Tips for Employee Retention

September 21, 2021

I recently had coffee with a former coaching client, I will refer to her as Betty, who has been with her company for 5 years and is feeling unsettled. She…

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A Timely Reminder for Overcoming Difficult Seasons in Your Life

August 23, 2021

As most of you probably know by now, part of my life experience is both chronic migraines and spasmodic torticollis (also known as cervical dystonia). Earlier this month, while dealing…

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