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Are Relentless Interruptions Killing Your Productivity?

Five Sneaky Culprits in the Workplace That Scuttle Deep Work and Three Solutions You have a presentation due in three weeks, and you’ve developed a project plan and scheduled time to get it done.  You know you need uninterrupted time…
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Ugh, Networking

Ugh, Networking   For so many years, I’ve had this aversion to the type of networking that occurs in many of the professional organizations – the kind of place where you have your business cards handy, smoothly carry your wine…
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Your Great Idea? We Tried That Already – It Will Never Work

  How many times have you come up with a great idea that deeply excited you, only to have it met with lukewarm reception or “we tried that already,” or “that will never work,” or any of the other idea…
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Getting Unstuck and Making A Difference

Getting Unstuck and Making A Difference Mid-Week Workbench 10-4-17 Sense of Place: Early morning, Wednesday, my son’s birthday. 15 years ago, at 3:18 AM, this amazing human made his entrance into this world.  I am at our kitchen table, coffee…
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The Weekend Workbench

The Weekend Workbench – Sense of Place, Belonging, and Fitting In   Sense of Place:  Weekend, North County San Diego. 10:23 AM. Weather:  Sun is out early, feels like San Diego fall (or an upstate NY perfect summer day –…
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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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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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