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Doing More with Less

I’m sure I’m not alone here, but as a working parent with three small children, I am challenged every day to do more with less. More planning, more organizing, more thinking, more housework, more peacemaking, more teaching, and more learning. All with less time, less energy, less sleep, less focus, and less patience. People ask me all the time, “How do...

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Working With Strengths

“Employees who use their strengths on the job are more likely than others to be intrinsically motivated by their work -- simply because it feels less like work to them. At the workgroup level, team members who know each other's strengths relate more effectively to one another, boosting group cohesion.” Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace report dedicated an entire...

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Company Culture Resolutions

Now that the holiday haze has worn off and we're officially into the new year, it’s a great time to look back and reflect. What were some of your proudest moments in 2017? Where did things go wrong? What did you learn? What can you do better in 2018? This introspection can serve you well personally and professionally. It also...

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diversity

Diversity is NOT a four-letter word

  Last week, as I’m sure you’ve heard, a Google engineer had his very own Jerry Maguire moment. He penned a 3,000-word memo diving deep into gender biases, and (I’m generalizing here) concluding that biological differences explain why there isn’t equal representation of women in tech and leadership positions. Apparently, according to “Jerry”, women are more agreeable and strive for work-life...

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#ImWithHer

Whether or not you agree that Hillary Clinton is the best, most qualified candidate in today’s presidential race (we can save that for another post), you cannot deny the fact that this week, Hillary made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major political party....

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Get Organized: Some of Our Favorite New Tools

Let’s face it – technology often comes with the promise of making life easier, but more times than not, it just adds more complexity. That is so not the case with these project-management tools we’ve recently started using. For those of you looking to add a lot more organization to your life with minimal effort, these organization tools are worth...

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Wake Up & Dance!

If life is one epic adventure on this small planet we call home, then it is our duty as stargazers and swashbucklers to live each day as if it were our last. That was the opening sentence to the invitation we received to “Wake up and dance on a boat in support of Nepal” from the good folks at Daybreaker, a...

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