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Silence: Are You Getting Enough of It?

Over at Women 2.0, a look at the dangers of tolerating a cluttered head space: Periods of quiet provide the opportunity for your mind—and spirit—to unscramble riddles that are blocking your advancement. With distraction eliminated, moments of clarity begin to pile up, leading to epiphanies that move you forward. You never know what insights will …

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Can You Ever Be Too Careful?: The Case for Calculated Aggression

  Over at Women 2.0, a look at one of the biggest questions arising from the current state of affairs: The following is inspired by the Coronavirus saga. Rather than explore the news and responses related to the events — -which would require some dialogue centered on pathology, confounding variables, and journalistic integrity — -we’ll springboard to a more …

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Boundaries Elevate Relationships and Enhance Quality of Life: How To Get Yours in Order

Over at Women 2.0, my latest piece on boundaries: When deciding who and what get your attention, you need hard stances on what you value most, what you’ll prioritize above all else, and what you’ll get to if time and availability allow. Stipulating what behaviors you’ll tolerate from yourself and others; that’s a prerequisite for …

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“Honesty” is the Superpower Hiding in Plain Sight

Over at ENSPIRE Magazine, my latest article: When your conduct is an independent variable, not a function of the whims of the moment, people can depend on you. There are fewer concerns about hidden agendas and fair-weather friendship; others can turn to you and share experiences they are not comfortable sharing with others.   That’s …

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Old Lessons are Allies for New Experiences

Now that we’re past the “New Year” euphoria that hits every time we flip the calendar, some tried-and-true lessons for making the most of the rest of the year…

Smart Gift Givers Earn More Cash and Enjoy Better Relationships: Here’s How You Can Become One (without spending a penny)

My latest piece, over at tech influencer Women 2.0…. The (Smart) Person’s Guide to Giving Better Gifts: Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but “empathy” remains the name of the game. The average gift is like a free sample at Costco; they’re good, we’ll accept them, but they leave us wanting more.  Be a value-add …

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Conflict Management: Your New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year, folks. Over at Women 2.0, my latest piece: A cornered person is a dangerous person; allowing outs prevents knock-down-drag-out affairs. Our words have tremendous power. In the digital age, where text is king, there’s no reason to ever distribute communication with the intent of inciting the recipient — -even if it feels good in …

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The Importance of Pointed Questions and Clear Directions

Note: This is an excerpt from my book, “No” Doesn’t Always Mean No. One of the biggest reasons teams falter is poor communication. When giving orders or directions to other people, one of the worst things you can do is be ambiguous. Do yourself a favor–devise clear and specific tasks and requests for others to follow.

In Defense of Wal-Mart

http://consumerist.com/2007/03/walmart-gives-up-no-stores-for-new-york-city.html Wal-Mart and other big box stores face staunch opposition in many counties in the United States. Rallies and other public displays of anti-Wal-Mart sentiment are common. It’s unfortunate considering all of the benefits Wal-Mart brings to town. Hop off that high horse. Think for yourself. Wal-Mart provides a valuable service to citizens, despite what pro-union factions, …

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