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Want to Be a Good Boss? Focus on People

You earned a promotion at work and are thrilled about the possibilities. Then it occurs to you that you’ll be supervising some of the people you currently work with and find yourself asking, “What if I’m a bad boss?” You may be highly skilled or smart, but that, alone may […]

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Healing Grief: The Secret of Peonies

Paeonia lactiflora “Hermione” was easy to find in early June. The pink, fragrant flower is widely available and is an established cultivar of the peony family. It was the clear choice because peonies were my mom’s favorite flower. These proud, pink, showy blossoms were abundant at her funeral in 2004. […]

Communication: The Legacy of Words

Carol Burnett said, “Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.” In contemporary terms, we might say, “Words, once they are tweeted, have a life of their own.” However we choose to do it, what we say, write, tweet, blog, text, or email, has the same root […]

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Any Road Will Take You There

George Harrison, made famous as guitar player for the Beatles, had his last single released on May 12, 2003 – less than two years after his death. The song, titled “Any Road,” has much more history than the date of its release implies. Harrison publicly performed the song once during […]

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The Hummingbird Attitude

What is it about the hummingbird that captures our attention? How do these tiny creatures stir up such joyous, youthful emotions and excitement in even the most hardened of people? They’re enigmatic creatures, symbolic of love, joy, happiness, life, energy, and more, but there must be something deeper that holds […]

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How to Change the World for the Better

Term: Spontaneous Collaborative Unanimity Definition: a group of strangers suddenly acting from unanimous emotional intelligence to help another person. Usage: I saw a beautiful act of spontaneous collaborative unanimity today when 3 people rushed to the side of a man having a seizure. This morning, I read a post about […]

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The Importance of Kindness in Love

Kindness and respect can be nurtured in your romantic relationships at any stage. But it requires conscious effort.

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Intentional Leadership: Learning from History

Transform your leadership capacity by making peace with the past. Be an intentional leader.

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Turning the Page to 2018

December 31; the last day of our calendar year. Today is a great day to look back, reflect, smile, laugh, cry, or simply be present with what happened over the last year. It’s also a great time to give yourself some words of encouragement for the year ahead. We’re each […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you! I grew up celebrating Christmas with my family. As a kid, I learned that giving is the purpose of the season. But it was as an adult that I came to realize what that means and how much I appreciate giving to and for others. In […]