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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

December 18, 2017
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We have all heard of the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Mostly, the way we use that idiom is as a sort of shorthand for a superstition that if we think something bad will happen it mysteriously will turn out that way.  But there is […]

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Favorite Things, Great Reads and Listens Edition

December 3, 2017
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Just in time for the holidays and your downtime, I thought I would offer you a Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gift that you can enjoy during your downtime over the holiday break.  I have been busy finding new items with which to fill my ears and brain when I […]

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Fanatical Fans

October 17, 2017
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A few days ago, I took to the neighborhood-based Nextdoor app to ask for recommendations for a handyman. In response I received so many fervent recommendations that I ultimately had to shut down the discussion so as not to disappoint lots of neighbors by failing to contact […]

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The Bottoms of Plates

October 9, 2016
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I remember visiting some friends when I was in college. They were three women sharing an apartment, and two of them were gossiping about a third roommate’s meager housekeeping. As they complained, one said to the other “…and she never even turns over a plate to wash […]

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The Myth of the Empty Inbox

September 7, 2016
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Are you organized? Do you think of yourself as being ahead of the curve? Are you efficient? Productive? Whatever your answer to those questions, I suspect that sometime over the decade we have lived in this digital  world, you have felt overwhelmed by a bloated email inbox. In […]

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Why Apologies Matter So Much

August 1, 2016
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This post is a bit of a departure in that it is not just about business, productivity or leadership. It tackles a challenge we all face, whether in business, family or other relationships. And we face it over and over again throughout our lives. Maybe this season of […]

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Some of My Favorite Things: Life Hack Edition

July 27, 2016
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Given how busy most of us are and the ever-increasing demands on our time or attention, we are all hungry for relief. Having some simple, go-to strategies for adding efficiency and effectiveness can sometimes make the difference between feeling a sense of overwhelm and burden or […]

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Which You Is the Real You?

July 12, 2016
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How authentic are you? By some peoples’ standards, if you simply speak every thought you have, however petty, mean or hurtful, you are being authentic. But for most of us, that version of “authenticity” seems a lot like being immature and irresponsible. Of course, if everything you say […]

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