Professional Growth
Power at Work – Who is in Charge?

Power at Work – Who is in Charge?

"Power today comes from sharing information, not withholding it” - Keith Ferrazzi When it comes to power in the workplace – who is in charge today? The world of work I have grown up in has had a clear shape. I was hired into a power structure of command and control,...

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Mental Health at Work – Breaking the Silence

Mental Health at Work – Breaking the Silence

“There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone's business”. - Vikram Patel Professor, Harvard Medical School We care about the people we work with. When our colleagues are...

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Leading Through Technology

Leading Through Technology

“It’s connections to other human beings — real-life connections, not digital ones — that nourish us and make us feel like we count.” — Nancy Colier, The Power of Off Imagine you are deep in thought or having a meaningful conversation and suddenly you hear… Ping!...

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Beginner’s Eyes – Seeing Beyond Your Experience

Beginner’s Eyes – Seeing Beyond Your Experience

“Experts see what they expect to see”. - Suzuki, Zen Master We see what we expect to see – sometimes even when it is a matter of life or death. I've come across this story that really stuck with me: a family was attending a visitation at a funeral home following the...

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True AND False

True AND False

“Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.” - Phil Crosby American Businessman We all have made a decision in our life that we wish to take back. Maybe we don't like to think about it, but inevitably we may decide...

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Perspective – Gain, Keep, and Share

Perspective – Gain, Keep, and Share

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” - Henri-Louis Bergson, French Philosopher Perspective comes from a prepared mind, one expanded by life experiences and diverse interests. At work and in life, our perceptions of individuals can have positive...

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Every Word Counts

Every Word Counts

“Never use two words when one will do best.” - Harry Truman President Harry Truman and his Key West, Florida neighbor Ernest Hemingway clearly understood every word counts. Both were masters of minimalist writing; they chose their words carefully, to tell a compelling...

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When Left Turns are the Right Turns

When Left Turns are the Right Turns

“Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders - not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks." -...

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Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.” - Evelyn Beatrice Hall Our 2020 election reminds us of the diverse views we hold individually, and the opinions we share. We agree or disagree and then cast our votes. How...

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