Spring Cleaning Your Life

Spring is often considered a season of renewal. Heidi Oran shares a few ways to check in and consider what’s working and what isn’t.

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Leadership Fails and Who Cares?

Something isn’t working. Leadership fails. MBA programs produce mismanagement. Henry Mintzberg thinks so. Read his recent post – “MBAs as CEOs: Some Troubling Evidence.” “And their MBA programs do well in training for the business functions, such as finance and marketing, if not for management. So why do they persist in promoting this education for…

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When You Want to Give Up: Responding to Frustrations While Leading Change

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Has it ever been more difficult to be patience? Today, patience can seem as optional and unnecessary as ordering a DVD from Netflix when it’s available for instant streaming. The explosion of technology like Amazon Instant, Spotify and UberEats has removed barriers which formerly…

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Try 40 Days of… Anything! Creating Habits One Challenge at a Time

Confession: I am a non-church-going Catholic. Whether we’re talking about Mass or service at my current church home (a United Church of Christ community), I haven’t been regularly to either. In fact, the last service I attended, was for someone’s funeral. You can say I have slacked off, a bit or a lot. Regardless of…

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Bacon, Tom Brokaw and Me: This is How We Change the World

Do you remember the world before social media? As an older Millennial, I remember it very vividly. If you missed a commercial during the Super Bowl, you couldn’t go to YouTube to watch it again. If your friend got engaged, you had to wait until you saw them to check out their ring and hear…

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The Magical Nudge: What Moves Us From Talking to Action

Several years ago I had an idea for a new business inspired by the idea that friendship is key to a person’s emotional health. I imagined “Lady Dates” would provide opportunities for women to connect, knowing that relationships are deepened through shared experiences. My team would orchestrate outings where clients could participate in a fun…

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Attention Change: Time to Become Real and Evident

  New year resolutions are a waste of time. By the second week of February, 80 percent of resolutions will fade. Like an early winter storm, there is a flurry of initial action, and then we get buried and stuck until someone comes along and pulls us out. We hear the voice of “Attention Change!”…

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3 Alternatives for Those Who Don’t Set (or Keep) New Year’s Resolutions

  Is setting New Year’s Resolutions still on your to-do list? You’re not alone. Even though we’re five days into 2017, millions of people across the country are already behind on their goals for the new year. If you’re beating yourself up about not setting any resolutions yet, here’s some more good news, no one really…

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How Long Until New Year Becomes Old Year?

Each new year, we start with good intentions. Before too long, the new year becomes the old year. We do not change, and our bad habits grow and expand. After all, if we survive with the bad habits, why not do more? When change does not stick, we go deeper into the bad habits. After…

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Do You Feel You Can Affect Change?

Do you feel you can affect change? A straightforward question but it delivers a sense of what is possible or impossible. Can we affect change? I stood in line to vote. In my early voting place, people were standing in line and getting ready to make their selections. It was invigorating to see. Voting is a…

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Five Steps to Avoid “Death by Ambiguity”

Guest Post by Jennifer Davis When a company reorganizes, hires a new leader, or when an individual’s job responsibilities morph into a new role – a common phrase is often heard when the changes are introduced, and that is “change is hard.” But change is also necessary – for businesses to address new competition or…

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Tired of Trying to Keep All the Plates Spinning?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all of the plates you’re trying to keep spinning? If so, you’re not alone. Between our work projects, extracurricular responsibilities, time spent investing in relationships, many of us feel overwhelmed by all of the tasks and responsibilities on our plate. In fact, nearly half of the American population feels…

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