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The Trouble with Talk

Not all talk contributes to solution. In fact, even the most well-intentioned communication can make things worse. Words are that powerful. They can assault or assuage, entrench or enlighten, hurt or heal. Before you lock-n-load your word weapon, consider… When

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How Will I Know When I’ve Been Successful?

I’ve been working with this question for weeks. It’s a toughy. I know it’s an important question for me to answer because my tendency has been to stay too long. Lacking clarity on what I can contribute or achieve, I

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Bringing True You Into the Conversation

I was teaching a class how to communicate to relate, not manipulate. We were at the part about honoring our emotions when a woman in the back raised her hand and timidly said, “But if I told them how I

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You are NOT Not Enough

It’s insidious, the chorus of little voices inside our head that tells us to be afraid—be very afraid!—because the world is a big scary place and we are small and powerless. They are the voices of our parents, teachers, doctors,

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The Easiest Thing You’ll Do This Week

So much for sleeping late today. In my animals’ brains, the appearance of the sun means it’s time to wake the humans so there can be food in the bowls. Cue, routine, reward. It doesn’t matter it’s Sunday. Same is

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Are You a Loser?

I don’t wanna be laid down No I don’t wanna die knowing That I spent so much time when I was young Just trying to be the winner   So I wanna make it clear now I wanna make it

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Observations in Lost Opportunity

Meeting #1: Unnamed Person X was considered for a career boosting opportunity. Meeting #2: Unnamed Person X exploded in a 60-sec emotional response to a work situation. Meeting #3: Unnamed person X was no longer under consideration for the career

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Time is Not Created Equal

Funny, how many things I can find to do rather than sit down and write my blog. Does that ever happen to you? Maybe it’s not procrastination. Maybe it’s a time-state mismatch. Throughout the day, your energy and focus levels

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First Impressions, Again

Remember that first-day-of-school feeling? Excited: anything could happen. Nervous: anything could happen! Will they like me? Will I do a good job? Then…stuff happens. Before long, you are in a box. How they see you is who you are, even

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You and Me, We Just Disagree

I think you should think what I think because what I think is right. Case closed. You’re persuaded, right? What if I hit you over the head harder, repeating my message more and more forcefully? Will that make you see

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