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Being Independent Doesn’t Mean Having to Go It Alone

I was raised by a strong, independent mother. One of my most memorable recollections of her was the time she jumped ship, literally, in La Paz, Mexico. I was seven and my brother was a year old. My mother hailed a local shrimp boat, threw our luggage into the waiting Captain’s arms, and informed us …

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It’s All in the Implementation

I recently presented a jointly sponsored breakfast seminar for my clients and those of Stark Miller Benefits. The topic title was “Engaging Your Diverse Workforce” and how to tap into multi-generations to improve workplace effectiveness. After discussing business successes and challenges related to multi-generations in the workplace, along with why their presence is necessary for good …

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Could Meaning at Work Translate to a Healthier Brain?

A recent article by the American Heart Association suggests there may be a corollary between a life that has purpose with a decrease in developing brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. The article defines purpose in life as having meaning and direction. It goes on to say that purpose in …

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Targeting for Results: Lessons Learned Trap Shooting (Part 2 of 2)

Thank you for joining me on lessons learned from my afternoon of trap shooting. If you missed the first post, you can pick it up by clicking on the following link. As shared, this was my first time trap shooting and I was intrigued by the possibilities for applying the lessons learned during this experience …

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Targeting for Results: Lessons Learned Trapshooting (Part 1 of 2)

After spending an afternoon learning how to trap shoot, I came away with a greater appreciation for the sport, along with some powerful organizational change insights. So often people within organizations, whether in leadership or not, operate under the misconception that if they are clear on the objectives to be achieved, time frames for achieving …

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Pay for Performance Invading the University System – Here’s Hoping It Trickles Down and Out

Last week I attended the San Francisco Business Times event, “Bay Area Biotech Forum.” What a fascinating opportunity to hear about some of the newly emerging biotech and life science research trends, and how incubators and startups are taking advantage to push the envelope on what it means to have a healthy and highly productive …

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Leaders Need Generalist Consultants Similar to a General Physician

While recently swapping elderly parent health issues with a colleague, also a caregiver for her mom, we aired our frustrations with the medical system in general and the specialization of doctors specifically. Medicine, like many areas of life, has become uniquely specialized. If you break your arm, you see an orthopedist. If you have breathing …

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Beware the Shiny Object Syndrome in Team Development

As a little girl I remember picking up discarded shells, shiny rocks, lumps of seaweed, anything that I could fit into my pocket while beachcombing. My mother, one of the original environmentalists, shared with me that nature was this wonderful ecosystem where each object was needed to continue the never-ending life cycle. Empty shells were …

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