What’s on Your List?

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When I got home from vacation last week, I decided to do a purge of my office, clearing off my desk and going through my papers.  In the process I discovered handouts from a great conference I attended in May.  I had intended to use the notes to up my own game and to share the nuggets with various clients.  I also found worksheets I had intended to use to …
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Remembering What You Already Know

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The first time I went to Europe I was a teenager.  Arriving in Madrid, smelling garlic simmering in olive oil, I knew I wasn’t in Kansas (or in Jackson, Tennessee in my case) anymore.  The fragrance was exotic and attractive and I was thrilled to be someplace different. Decades and many trips later, I was back in Madrid for the second time in my life.  The narrow winding streets lined …
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Are You Repelling What You Want Most?

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Have you ever wanted to fit in?  Be recognized?  Included?  If you are like most of us, the answer is: Of course! Some years ago, I joined a professional association.  All the members had different and impressive resumes.  It seemed everyone else knew the “secret sauce.”  But I was no amateur, I told myself.  I had experience and credentials too.  I needed to let them know how good I was. …
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What Makes You Glow?

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I spent a full weekend helping The Barbershop Harmony Society – a seventy-eight year old organization that has promoted, taught and celebrated harmony singing—to plan and strategize about where their organization is going.  There were big questions to address and divergent opinions to weave together. Usually at the end of such a planning experience, people can feel (and look) wrung out – including me the facilitator.  Yet looking at the …
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Are You Merely “Taking Pictures”?

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As the daylight hours become longer, and we look ahead to the start of summer, we hope this post serves as a gentle reminder to be present, engage and experience what is happening around you… Repost from November 10, 2015 Right after college I moved to New York.  My first job was around the corner from the MOMA – the Museum of Modern Art – tucked away on West 53rd Street …
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