What’s top of mind for you, right now? If you’re not sure, be still for a moment.  Discover the answer.  What words, story, and physical sensations are playing in the background of your thoughts and feelings?  Don’t be surprised if concerns, worries, pressures, should’s and ought to’s dominate.  Anxiety, fear and worry are all too […]

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Feeling restless, not quite satisfied, like something missing or there’s got to be more to work and life than this! You may be ready for a change. Here are four cues that signal it’s time for something new:   You’ve stopped learning and growing. You’re not developing new skills and knowledge, yet you feel an […]

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There comes a moment when you know it’s time to leave the comforts of the familiar and move on. You may be ready to move up to the next level, a lateral into a new functional area to broaden your experience base, a leap into a new industry or company where you can apply your […]

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At work and everywhere you go this holiday season spread good cheer. The world needs your positive energy and good feeling vibes. In fact, YOU benefit greatly, psychologically and biologically, when you’re in a positive, cheerful frame of mind. So, think good thoughts.   Wear a heart-felt smile. And, practice patience, particularly when others have lost […]

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  Happy Holidays! I hope you’re enjoying this season that begins at Thanksgiving stretches straight through to the New Year. Festive sights and sounds and positive energy are all around. Even in the workplace, there is an air of joy as colleagues gather for luncheons and parties. In meetings over the last few weeks, I’ve […]

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In the workplace, and in every part of life, creating and sustaining spaces and places where people, with their differences and similarities, come together peacefully and work together harmoniously, is a real challenge. In your search for solutions, consider meditation. In fact, a specific Buddhist meditation called loving-kindness has had some amazing effects when it […]

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“Sleep is important for learning new information.” So says a study published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Researchers tested subjects’ ability to recall information under two sets of conditions – limited sleep and a full eight hours. Results indicate we remember more when we’re well rested. The findings, they say, apply to […]

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While facilitating a workshop, the participants, all senior leaders, began talking about how hard it is to get their people to buy-in to important changes. They described their workforce as resistant to change. I asked them to think about themselves and recall the day they received word of their promotion…to remember all they thought and […]

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With summer essentially behind us, and fourth quarter well underway, now is a good time to review your 2015 goals. Begin by noting progress to date, and then determine what’s required to achieve success by year-end. Be brutally honest with yourself as you conduct your review. Assess your current degree of commitment to achieving the […]

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      Here are a few practices that can boost your happiness quotient, at work, in relationships, anywhere you find yourself. Focus on what’s working well. Choose to give your attention to what’s good and satisfying. Be aware of yourself and others, but not critical. Notice behavior without judgment, blame or condemnation. In every […]

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  A regular reader of my weekly newsletter wrote and described what she called her slump. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had more than a few slumps over the course of my life. It’s that period of time where you feel flat, flaccid, and apathetic; your energy is low and motivation is missing. […]

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    If you’re feeling unfocused, future direction is unclear, goals and priorities are misaligned, teammates and colleagues are competing in unconstructive ways, everyone is NOT on the same page, the time may be right for a retreat. A retreat process a rare and valuable opportunity to step out of the pace of daily pressure, […]

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This year, I’m happily welcoming spring.  Maybe it’s because of the long, hard, cold, stormy winter we survived. I’m so thankful it’s getting warmer.  There’s more light in the sky for a longer period each day. Trees are budding brand new leaves.  Flowers are blooming.  Birds are singing.  Golfers are returning to the links.  School […]

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