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Learn how your organization can adopt a phase-sensitive approach to effectively contain a crisis in the wake of a mass impact event. Mass Crisis Recovery: The value of a targeted, phase-sensitive approach Although every crisis presents unique challenges, there are universally recommended preparations that can assist organizations in effectively and compassionately managing the crisis. This…

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Habits of Happy People

I’m a sucker for lists, so I loved one that I came upon recently called “Nine Habits Happy People Ditched a Long Time Ago,” which are as follows: They don’t compare themselves to other people. They don’t need to succeed on their own. They don’t ignore an obvious source of fun. They don’t wish for…

The little things

The Little Things

Once, I went into a little shop to buy a box of popcorn. When the cashier gave me my change, I registered that it was $5.00 more than I was expecting. At first, I assumed that I was probably wrong (math is not my forte), but as I walked away, I added it up and…

Turning failure around

Turning “Failure” Around

I suppose that everyone hates the experience of failure, but I question why we have to use the word at all. Unavoidably, there are times in life when you strive to be Superman, but don’t even measure up to Clark Kent and you feel pretty miserable because of it. This is the sort of thing…

What Is The Defect of Your Virtue

What Is The Defect of Your Virtue?

Everyone comes to a point in their life when it’s time to leave something behind and move on to a new thing. By the time we are adults, we’re already experienced with making these transitions, but even with experience, a time of change and a move away from the certain and familiar into the untried…

A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

There is nothing particularly profound or earth-shaking in this blog post, to be honest. Just a little reminder of something that we should all know, but which is easy to overlook. Recently, I ran across an article online called “Even the Smallest Acts of Generosity Make You Happier, New Study Reveals.” Its thesis is pretty…

The Challenges of Goal Setting

The Challenges of Goal Setting

From time to time, all of us set for ourselves a new goal or take on a new challenge, and too often we don’t achieve what we want to. There may be as many reasons for this as there are individuals, but often we either don’t make a plan for what we want or we…

measuring success

Measuring Success

I don’t remember ever having known somebody who didn’t have something about themselves that they wanted to change. And pretty much everyone has had something that they really struggled with. It’s certainly true about me and I encountered the same obstacle that others have. We get frustrated when the change we want doesn’t happen right…

Proper input

Proper Input

No doubt you’ve heard the common phrase “garbage in, garbage out.” It originated, I believe, with computer scientists to explain how computers are dependent on the input we feed them to produce the quality results that we want. Computers are logical devices. Their only “thinking” capability is hard wired into them. They operate with such reliability that any variability…

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One Way to Stop Beating Yourself Up

A number of years ago, I had a problem with managing my finances. I wasn’t taking proper care of bills and obligations, and ended up with a bunch of overdraft fees, late fees, and escalating balances on credit cards – and calls from creditors. Those calls were pretty embarrassing, but they did have one positive…