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Wall Street Journal Special Report on the Coronavirus

From time to time, I share materials from journals that I read. The Wall Street Journal is one that I go to often for in-depth coverage on topics ranging from industry updates to best practices pertaining to leadership development. Today, … Continue reading

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Designing Our Work & Life in the Time of Covid-19

The past few weeks have been truly surreal. It is hard to come to terms with a reality where even going to the store requires a series of decisions that have impact on our personal health, the well-being of our … Continue reading

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How to Handle Feedback

A Review of The Disapproval Matrix by Ann Friedman Handling feedback and criticism is challenging for most of us and is a common issue on which I coach my clients. So when I came across a great article in the … Continue reading

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Many Paths Lead to Rome

This blog has little to do with my business. It is all about family and Italy and I just wanted to share. I hope you enjoy reading about our trip as much as we enjoyed being in Italy. It has … Continue reading

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Collaboration Defined

collaborate verb col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-,rāt\ : to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something : to give help to an enemy who has invaded your country during a war Full Definition of COLLABORATE Intransitive verb … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Sheryl Sandberg and Her Book “Lean In”

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, nationally syndicated speaker and author of the book “Lean In”made the news recently due to the tragic death of her 47-year-old husband, Dave Goldberg while traveling on a family vacation in Mexico. Ironically, I had … Continue reading

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A Quiet Mind

We’ve all had those experiences if life when something touches our soul in a profound way. I had one of those experiences recently at an Enneagram training program I attended in the beautiful Connecticut countryside. The Enneagram is a personality … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning—It’s Not Just for Closets!

Spring has sprung in my part of the country and it brings with it so many wonderful things: daffodils in bloom, birds chirping and the itch to start spring cleaning closets, storage spaces and even the dreaded garage. Careers Need … Continue reading

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Play at Work

A friend of mine recently suggested I write a blog about having fun at work. I remember thinking at the time it was kind of a crazy idea – an oxymoron if you will. Just the idea of putting the … Continue reading

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Go Ahead, Harry. Make My Day!

It was Halloween; I was a newly minted MBA who had recently joined the venerable medical supply company, Baxter International. With my new colleagues, I was at my first quarterly results presentation. Normally given by the division president, on this … Continue reading

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