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The Perfect Enemy

There is a phrase that I have thought about lately – the perfect is the enemy of the good! I heard this years ago, but it didn’t capture my imagination back then as it has more recently, when I’ve come to see how necessary it is for me to use this insight. How can perfection…

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Walk Past the Comfort Zone

I happen to be a big fan of the comfort zone. By nature, I am not the first person you will see rushing to the front of the line for bungee jumping or climbing into a small helicopter headed out for a better view of the waterfall. Of course, for most of us, these activities…

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Managers and Delegation

Delegation: The assignment of responsibility or authority to another person (normally from a manager to one of his/her employees) to carry out specific activities. However, the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work. It is one of the core concepts of management leadership. Whether you are a newer…

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Real Relaxation

“…Goldfinger could not have known that high tension was Bond’s natural way of life and that pressure and danger relaxed him.” – Ian Fleming, Goldfinger This is just one more way that I will never be like James Bond! Tension is not for me! I find high tension enervating if it goes on for too…

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Don’t Wait to Be Happy

The other morning, my middle school child told me he would “be so happy when it was summer vacation.” This seems like a pretty common sentiment for a young person starting to experience the early pangs of spring fever. While I could somewhat understand his feelings, I also thought about how many times in life…

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Chronic Pain and Me

Whether I like it or not, chronic pain is part of my normal, daily existence. When I was 25 years old, I started experiencing pain in my wrists, fingers, and arms. After two years of numerous doctor appointments, testing, and physical therapy, they finally performed a muscle biopsy and were able to diagnose me with…

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Rebuilding Trust Over Time

Much of our lives we spend dealing with the day-to-day stressors in our lives. From time to time, however, we look at the bigger questions – the meaning and value of our lives. How do I treat others? How do I improve myself, make my life better? How do I reach my goals while maintaining…

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A New Hope Every Day

Every morning I walk my dog around the block, usually around the time when the bus rolls through the neighborhood to pick up kids for school. Much to my dog’s delight, the bus driver recently started tossing a treat out the window whenever he passes us. This has elevated the morning walk to a new…

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How Engaged are Your Employees?

Employee engagement is essential to productivity, workplace culture, and the bottom line. Despite increasing efforts by employers to improve engagement, it remains stagnant. In fact, 70% of employees are disengaged according to Gallup’s “State of the American Workplace” report. And the same report concludes that companies who have engaged workers experience 147% higher earnings per…