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8 Steps for Transforming Conflict into Collaboration

Why is conflict so hard for us, why IS it such a big deal?  We mostly agree it is part of life, but why do we layer it with such avoidance, such drama? A big reason we make conflict so

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3 Ways To Improve Your Presentations

1. Invite the audience to join and shape your presentation. It’s one thing to prepare and deliver a one-way presentation, and there are times when that is exactly what’s called for (Eg., TED talks). However, most business presentations call for us

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Dear Teen-aged kids…

Dear Teen-Aged Kids, I have always told you that some things in our lives as a family will change, and some things will stay the same.  The one thing that will always be same, (all together now…) is that we

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Not. Me.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Apparently my husband and children, that’s who. And Spongebob Squarepants. If you thought I didn’t understand ‘the Cougar thing,’ you can only imagine where I land on this one. For those of

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The fort, and other maternal contradictions.

Like many busy working moms, I do a lot of pretending like the state of my house doesn’t bother me- that I’ve ‘let it go,’ because ‘something had to give,’ and so it was my need for a tidy, clean,

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One beautiful thought

I typically rage against popular brand stuff and refuse to wear brand names that show on my clothes, even though my favorite designer routinely tries to sneak it into the design. But, allow me a moment to just plain gush

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Happy not my birthday to ME!

When I launched my own practice nearly a year and half ago, I started on a networking binge to build my contacts, and to find a place in the business community locally. For decades, my work had taken me around

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