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What are your THOUGHTS for New Year’s?

Just around this time of year, things slow down a bit. Everything seems to take on a different rhythm. Stuff still gets done yet there is this sense that “in a few weeks, it’s a new beginning. Urgency can wait.” It’s no wonder that in these moments we can finally focus on goals for the […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida is undeniably frightening. I know this because my daughter convinced me to go with her. Frankly, there wasn’t much convincing. I reasoned if my 9th grader asks me to tag along anywhere, I probably should. After all, how often does that freak of family nature happen? So […]

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When Was the Last Time You Looked at a Leaf?

Before the beginning of school, my 15 year old daughter binge watched dozens of episodes of Friends. I rationalized that it was the end of the summer and she was entitled to kick back before the rigors of high school began. Secretly, I worried, until I talked to my friends who admitted they too find guilty […]

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School Yard & Work Bullying Are Not So Different

At a recent dinner, I met an adult who didn’t like her food touching. I was amazed; my 10 year old daughter abhors her food in close proximity, but I just assumed that this fetish was something kids grew out of. Likewise, I had always believed that bullying was a schoolyard pastime. Not so. Workplace adult […]

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What Good Leaders Know

I went back to college. Not to wax nostalgic… although I did feel the pangs of age pretty acutely. I braved cold and rainy weather in Providence, Rhode Island (as no native Miamian is ever prepared to do, especially in summer) because I was asked to deliver a presentation on “Energy Leadership” to IE Brown Executive […]

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No More Day Dreaming, It’s Time To Land Your Dream Job

A little boy went to his favorite fishing hole day after day where he watched an old, bearded and hunched fisherman cast his rod and wait. For hours the fisherman sat patiently until he got a bite. The boy noticed that the old man filled his bucket with only small fish. When he got lucky […]

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What Can You Learn From an Iguana? (Trust Me, More Than You Would Think)

I love what I do because as a small business coach, I get an insider’s view of so many distinct businesses from manufacturing to media and everything in between. Not only do I learn about the workings of these companies, but even more exciting is the workers… specifically, the CEOs, founders and dreamers who have […]

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“Columbarium”

“Columbarium.” Unless you took Latin or helped your teenager cram for SAT vocabulary, chances are this word simply doesn’t ring a bell. Give up? A columbarium is a cave of compartmentalized housing for doves and pigeons dug into soft rock in the 3rd century BCE. In Israel, where I am vacationing, my family and I […]

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Be Determined: Get Rejected!

Imagine that you had to ask a complete stranger for a piece of gum or that you had to ask a cashier if you could pay for an item without the tax. If you’re like most, you would likely feel a bit awkward or even afraid. Afraid of what? Rejection. Whether for conventionally important “asks” […]

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How Will You Decide? The “Good Enough” Principle

My neighbor decorated her house in three weeks. It took me one full year. While I enjoyed curling up with a glass of wine and my iPad until late in the evening, searching for just the perfect end table or bed sham, I have to admit some of my motivation for constantly comparing my options was my […]

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