“One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover
creative solitude.”

Carl Sandburg

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Reflections

 

“One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.”

Carl Sandburg

 ________

Reflections

Are your self perceptions an illusion?

Are your self perceptions an illusion?

I was asked recently what is my favorite part of work. I had to think about it. I love giving keynote speeches. Conducting workshops for professionals eager to improve their leadership is always energizing. And I get incredibly invested in my individual coaching...

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Which end of the binoculars are you using?

Which end of the binoculars are you using?

There’s an old joke that goes like this: How do you catch an elephant? You’ll need a pair of binoculars, some tweezers, and a milk bottle (shows how old this joke is that it contains a milk bottle). Hide in the bushes and wait for an elephant to come by. Look at the...

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Bad Bosses

Bad Bosses

If you don’t see it, it will manage you. If you do see it, you can manage it. I read a statistic recently that most people will have a bad boss for approximately 80% of their career. I can guarantee that those 80% of “bad” bosses don’t think they’re bad bosses. So,...

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Anticipation

Anticipation

“We can never know about the days to come But we think about them anyway” --Carly Simon I’ve been fortunate enough to spend July and August at our vacation home in Colorado. I’ve done a lot of walking, a lot of writing and reading, a lot of listening to the river. The...

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The Invisibility of Whiteness

The Invisibility of Whiteness

Growing up, I always felt I didn’t have a “cool” heritage like other people. Some kids had big extended Italian or Greek or Irish or Polish families with weird food on the holidays and interesting traditions and beliefs. Then I met and married my husband who is...

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Leadership Lessons from a Liberal Arts Major

Leadership Lessons from a Liberal Arts Major

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry I read a lot about leadership. A lot! Every leadership blog or website or book...

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Step forward or step back?

Step forward or step back?

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety. --Abraham Maslow The first time I thought I was grown up was after my mom died. I was 21, just finishing college, gone through a tragic event. I thought to myself, “I’m...

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