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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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Gearing up for Change: Are Your Friends Supporting the New You?

The picture is vivid. My husband, sitting in the driver seat of the Mustang, while I’m next to him in the passenger seat and the salesman is in the back. It’s a test drive and we’ve been navigating the side streets, my husband getting re-used to manually shifting gears, learning how the car maneuvers, and …

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What is a Cl.E.A.R. Path Forward™?

Regardless of who you are, how smart, organized or whatever special traits you may possess, the act of navigating a significant life event is messy, scary, chaotic and fraught with uncertainty. It can also be exciting, enlightening, energizing and rejuvenating. Two diametrically opposed perspectives that coexist when you traverse from the known to unknown. The …

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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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Just Say What You Mean

I recently finished teaching a course on facilitating decision making. The decision making process itself is based on a model developed by Charles Kepner and Ben Tregoe that enables people (whether in large or small groups) to select an option, based on multiple choices, which will: achieve their MUSTS, satisfy their wants, and mitigate associated …

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A Trek to Paradise Meadows Reveals Change Truisms

  I recently returned from a weekend getaway with one of the excursions being a 2.5 mile roundtrip hike to an area called Paradise Meadows, within the Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park. During the trip several truisms regarding organizational and people change became readily apparent.     Have a compelling vision in mind, and make …

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Three Little Things: How to Change

Change isn’t easy. Sometimes you know you need to change but don’t know how or where to start. It’s a lot like planning a trip: you have a starting point and a destination; all you need to do is figure out the route. Here are three little things you can do to get moving: Understand …

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