The Power of Interpretation

I recently attended an incredibly impactful seminar. While there, I heard the following: “Face it, you are a meaning making machine,” “there is no inherent meaning in anything in life, only the meaning YOU gave to it.” I must say I was puzzled – along with everyone else in the room. I didn’t quite get… Read more »

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Chess, Donkey Kong and Minecraft

I have always thought of business in terms of a game. I suppose thinking of it in this context helped relieve the intensity of the day, eased difficult decisions and reduced the seriousness of the competition.  In the event I did not prevail at the challenge of the day, the imagery of a game reminded… Read more »

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The Oz Affect

This must be how Dorothy felt when she awoke in the land of Oz – No memory of going on a journey; and yet, waking to a changed world. We have all heard the adage: It takes 21 days to form a new habit. If true, or even close to accurate, can you imagine the… Read more »

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Confounded by Denial

Scientific and technical advancements are impressive, powerful, and critically important, but they will not cure what ails society. The COVID-19 Pandemic has reinforced this fact; abundantly evident by the disregard by many of the long-ignored public health and environmental concerns. Each serve as proof that our world is changing, and that it is no longer… Read more »

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A big mistake, or is it?

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future,” – Steve Jobs I’ve dreamed of living in the United States since my early teens. Thanks to TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s Creek, and Sex… Read more »

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The Silent/Invisible Leader

“When the Master governs, the people are hardly aware that she exists The Master doesn’t talk, she acts. When her work is done, the people say, “Amazing: we did it, all by ourselves!” -Tao Te Ching It is hard for many to think of leadership as silent or invisible. We are taught to believe that… Read more »

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Leading with Love & Purpose

The pandemic has impacted everyone and it almost intentionally highlighted the need for mental health awareness to help people impacted by trauma, anxiety, and challenges, not only from COVID-19  but from other life experiences. After experiencing a horrific tragedy nine years ago, I knew that we needed to be more cognizant of the effect of… Read more »

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It’s Not You, It’s Me – Let’s Talk About Conflict.  

My family and I just came back from a weeklong visit with my in-laws in Massachusetts and it seems to me that every time we visit, we come across some sort of conflict. I always assumed conflict is to be expected with two grandparents, four siblings and their spouses, 13 grandkids and lots of baggage in one house. But where does conflict come from really?     … Read more »

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Playing with Fire

Innovation is change that contains within it the promise of something better. It’s sexy. Its potential elicits excitement in anticipation that it will, in some way, make life easier by relieving us of one or more of life’s burdensome tasks or responsibilities. This is because we tend to think of innovation as an event occurring… Read more »

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