2020 Year end survey results: show up now!

2020 Year end survey results: show up now!

Hey leader,  It’s time to show up. It’s time to show that you care.  Why now, you ask? In a recent survey about the future of work, 60.2% of the respondents said that their mental health is worse than it was before the COVID 19 outbreak....

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When was the last time you finished your to-do list?

When was the last time you finished your to-do list?

When was the last time you finished your to-do list? I mean, really. When was the last time you felt like you were done doing. Been awhile? Yeah, me too. You’re not alone. Many of us carry around this sack of feelings centered around the notion...

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Who Benefits from Trained Leaders?

Who Benefits from Trained Leaders?

I have been a business owner and entrepreneur for 20 years.I don’t really have a “boss.” My team sometimes reminds me of this fact. I’ll say, with mild complaint, “I have to work this weekend”.To which they respond, tongue in cheek, “Ah,...

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We will never go back

We will never go back

I have a recurring dream that I am back in high school. It starts out great with high fives to friends by my old locker and my favorite English teacher assigning a cool paper. But it always ends in a nightmare. In the dream, I learn that I actually...

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May I Remember.

May I Remember.

May I remember the fear of the competitive job interview. The cold sweat of the weak odds of getting it.

May I remember not getting the job and that sinking, heavy feeling of being not enough—not good enough. Not smart enough. Not experienced enough.

May I remember the times let show the weight of what I was carrying and the subsequent knowing that my burden would impact the quality of my work even though I did not want it to.

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Don’t just fix it, stand there!

Don’t just fix it, stand there!

One of my funniest conversations with my (now adult) children was the one we had last year about learning how to tie their shoes. My middle son had proclaimed at dinner that he didn’t learn to tie his shoes until college. He mentioned during a visit it because his girlfriend had teased him because the way he tied his shoes seemed…”unusual.”

I felt that pang of motherly guilt: how had I failed to teach my kids how to tie their own shoes!??

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