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On Living in a Life-Filled Setting

It can be difficult to live “wild and free.” Writer Heidi Oran challenges us, no matter our circumstances, to make our world a life-filled setting.

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Pumping Schedule: Thoughts on Parental Leave and Family Support

As leaders, it is our responsibility to advocate, and inspire others to advocate, for equity as a strategic investment. Parental leave is a wise investment.

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How to Prepare for a Common Ground Conversation

Finding common ground with people we know can be intimidating. Here’s how to prepare for a common ground conversation when a relationship is on the line.

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The Need for More Sadness, Less Anger

Anger rises, stifling collaboration. We need more sadness and less anger. From our sadness, we renew our focus on fulfillment rather than happiness.

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From Frustration to Friend: How Building Common Ground Made Us Better

Is it really possible for two people to go from constantly frustrating each other to becoming friends? That’s the power of building common ground.

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Common Ground and Higher Ground are Peanut Butter and Jelly

To be an effective leader as a Common Grounder, developing a higher ground mindset and approach is essential. A combination of common ground and higher ground make a positive impact.

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When Everything I Thought About “Finding Your Calling” was Wrong

We’ve been conditioned to believe that “finding your calling” is the ultimate career goal. So how do we find something we care enough about to give everything we have to achieve that goal?

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The New ROI: Return on Intelligence

The new ROI is return on intelligence. Hiring smart talent is key, but we need smart people with the right character to get the right return.

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