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Mindfulness

The concept of mindfulness is not nearly as complicated as many of us make it out to be. I like to say that it simply means paying attention to what is in front of you in a concentrated, focused, and nonjudgmental way. Vietnamese Buddhist zen master and author Thich Nhat Hanh says that the opposite of…

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The Life Force of Creativity

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will…

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Scaling Leadership Starts with You

I’m a bit of a student and fan when it comes to cosmology, sacred geometry and intelligent or natural design. While the vast majority of the content in these fields is over my head, I love the theories, the rich concepts and the elements of design associated with mathematics. Again, I admit I was never…

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Data Driven Decisions

I am surprised how often I have a strong opinion about things I know little or nothing about. When I find myself in that situation, it seems that my lack of knowledge is not a hindrance; I repeat my strong opinion over and over, with greater confidence each time. I stand my ground, often standing…

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Sod Casting

Sod Casting

Without looking it up, did you know what “sod casting” is? I first heard the word in a TED talk about leaders who actively broadcast their message from a self-centered, egotistical style. You might know the type … he or she probably has a blog. 😉 I immediately visualized spreading out a new lush green…

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Thought for the Week

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Boosting Focus & Productivity Working from Home

5 ways to increase focus and productivity while working from home. For those of us that have worked from home pre-pandemic, we know that productivity can actually be increased compared to working at the office. However, there are some unique barriers to focus and productivity related to working from home – distractions, competing commitments, other…

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Appreciation and Encouragement

During this time of working from home and dealing with challenges of connecting with your teams, co-workers, peers, and clients, appreciation and encouragement are critical. Even our families need that support, as we are challenged to be at home working and schooling together. In “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” by Gary Chapman…

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Preference Versus Clinging

Have you ever really, really, really, wanted something so bad that you could taste it. It seemed to occupy your every waking moment, evolving into an unhealthy attachment that ultimately pushed the item, thing, or person farther away. This could be said for some of us as it relates to our use of social media….

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Winding Down to Power Up

According to Marketwatch1, the average U.S. employee who receives paid vacation has only taken about half (54 percent) of those days in the past 12 months. Additionally, another challenge – new to the digital age – is the number of people who take their vacation time but continue to work, checking emails, voicemails, etc. This…

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