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Breaking the Sunday Night Logjam

11:00 PM, Sunday Night Sunday night, a bit out of sorts, because even though I had a good weekend and got a lot done, I still feel like I could use more down time.   My soul could use a patch…
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Workplace Challenge: Navigating Workplace Tension with a Supervisor

Workplace Challenge: My friend Hannah, who works for a large medical device company, recently called to discuss a difficult situation at work.  She has a supervisor who is both driven and difficult to pin down, who expects a lot but…
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8 Ways People Give Power Away and What They Can Do About It

8-4-17 Been thinking a lot about power and influence, and what it represents in the variety of relationships we attend to at home, in the community, and at work. For many years, I had shied away from these concepts –…
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Friday Night Gratitude

Friday Night Gratitude ArtBeauty To Start Your Weekend Every shift in thinking or being requires some measure of transition.  On this Friday night, if you head is still at work, but you aren’t…take the time now to stop, look around,…
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5 Teenage Boys and Ideas on Transition

I must admit I was a little bit apprehensive (ok, I was scared) …because last weekend we hosted five 14 – year old boys for a sleepover in our cozy home. Boys this age are not known for their ability…
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Feedback & Executive Presence: Building Your Foundation of Confidence

“A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.”  – Chinese Proverb Let’s be honest:  real feedback often generates a crisis response within us.  We can talk about how it is a gift, and it truly is, but in the…
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Just Make the D*** Decision!  5 Reasons Why You’ve Been Straddling the Fence and What You Can Do About It. 

Are you pushing yourself to “just make the damn decision?”  It could be about a new job, a new project, a new city, a new car.  You want to get to the action part, but haven’t been able to make…
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Personal Power – Let Your Light Shine!

Influencer: Marianne Williamson “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to…
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Bad Decision Or Calculated Risk? A Story About Navigating Transition.

6-17-17 Back in 2013, I quit my job without having another one in hand. I had taken out loans to pay for my Master’s Program, we had very little runway, a fair amount of debt, but I did it anyway.…
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Welcome to The Life & Leadership Workbench, Come On In!

6-13-17 Hello friend! Welcome to the Life & Leadership Workbench. Come on in, let me pour you a cup of coffee and we can start our next project together. The aim of this blog is to Share great ideas to actively craft…
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