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September 15, 2018

When one door closes, another opens.” Although this quote from Alexander Graham Bell rings true, it doesn’t do anything to explain or lessen the confusion, sadness, and anxiety that often accompany major change. It’s often not the opening and closing of doors that cau...

July 29, 2018

New jobs are occasions when excitement and anticipation combine in almost equal measure with uncertainty and anxiety. The idea of starting over with a clean slate and a fresh perspective is intoxicating. But all that positivity is tempered by questions about the cultur...

June 28, 2018

This story starts with a neighbor - a friend's father who lived across the street from my childhood home. He was smart, educated, funny, and very, very biased. When we were idealistic teens, my friend and I were convinced we could help him become more open and tolerant...

April 21, 2018

Like a pebble dropped into a pool of water, we create wakes. Gentle swells of gratitude, ripples of concern, or even crashing waves of drama and rumor. Everything we say, especially as leaders, leaves an emotional wake. It’s what someone feels and remembers after we le...

December 31, 2017

Change is Hard. Really hard.

Its New Year’s Eve. 2018 is right around the corner. It's a clean slate; fresh with promise and opportunity. The new year is always an invitation to change.

And what about you? Are you forming your annual New Year’s Resolutions? If so, d...

October 24, 2017

Are you known as a ‘go-to’ person or a ‘strategic’ leader? Someone who always gets things done or someone who will drive the organization forward?  One of the great career development truths is that the very skills that get you into a senior professional or middle mana...

September 9, 2017

My 14-week old puppy, Shelby-the-wonder-dog (alternatively known as Shelby-the-demon-dog), is asleep on my lap (no small trick to type with arms akimbo so as not to wake her). Her stillness and calm belie the whirlwind in which I now live. My normally neat and organize...

August 20, 2017

You’re preparing for an interview. You’ve poured over the job description identifying all the ways you’re PERFECT for this job. You’ve researched the company, the hiring manager and others you’ll be interviewing with. All good stuff. But what have you done to prepare f...

July 12, 2017

Our work, our relationships, and our lives succeed or fail one conversation at a time.

Susan Scott

In this era of digital communication, it’s easy to overlook, ignore and avoid the relationships in our lives that need work. If you’ve ever sent an email when you should h...

March 24, 2017

Robert Frost once said, ‘I am not a teacher, but an awakener’. Do you have someone in your life who ‘awakens’ you? Who do you go to for trusted, confidential advice? Who do you count on as a mentor? If you can’t immediately answer these questions, it’s time to seek som...

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