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Is it True that Business Has No Feelings?  

Is it True that Business Has No Feelings?  

Once upon a time, I worked for a company comprised mainly of ambitious (aggressive?) men with fairly traditional (patriarchal?) views of business. If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone on the leadership team say, “Business has no feelings”, it would have...

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Happy Endings

Happy Endings

Change. Endings.   These two words can make us feel some things, like uneasy, uncertain or even fearful (unless it’s a dental appointment, in which case, you’re there for the change but looking forward to the ending!).   This past season has been a little weird, and...

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Whoooooo are you? 

Whoooooo are you? 

That song title, made famous by The Who in 1978, was then and is now, a very good question. Do you know?   Judy Garland, an American actress, whose career spanned 1924 – 1969 (she’s Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz), famously said, “Always be a first-rate version of...

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Let Go and Move On 

Let Go and Move On 

Ending things can be so hard. Doesn’t matter if it’s a job, a business, a partnership, or a personal relationship, it’s often quite complicated. Not only are there usually practical matters to be wrapped up and dealt with; there are also emotions. Sadness, grief,...

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End Well 

End Well 

You know it has to end. You’ve figured that out. You know what it is that must end, and you’ve determined the best time. Now it’s time to figure out how to end well.  Whether it’s a business, a business relationship, or a personal relationship, none of us want to...

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Have No Doubt: The Cheese WILL Move! 

Have No Doubt: The Cheese WILL Move! 

One of the best quotes from the book Who Moved My Cheese (which I have been covering throughout this month) has got to be: “Old beliefs will not lead to new cheese.”   You might be thinking, what’s wrong with old beliefs? And who needs new cheese, anyway? What’s wrong...

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How Can I Know What Needs to Change? 

How Can I Know What Needs to Change? 

This month, I am rereading the book Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson. It’s all about change in business and how to move with that change. Lase week, I talked about how to know when it’s time to change., and you can go back and read that blog post here.  ...

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When is it Time to Change? 

When is it Time to Change? 

There’s an old saying the goes, “There is nothing constant in life but death and taxes.” What it’s trying to say is that pretty much every thing changes.   The thing is, in so much of life, it’s up to us to decide what to change and when. We get to choose. For people...

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Fear Blocks Creativity 

Fear Blocks Creativity 

I was paralyzed.  It was the early 90s and the organization I worked for, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) of Bonnyville had received a grant from the Office for the Prevention of Family Violence to create a puppet show, to be taken to area schools,...

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Be Like Water Reprise

Be Like Water Reprise

This month, I’m rereading the book, “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson. It’s got me thinking a lot about change and adaptability, so that is what I’m going to share with you through the month of June.  As I reflected, I was reminded of a blog post I wrote a...

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