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Category Archives: change management
(Issue #499) The View from the Rainbow Bridge
As the dog looks back, she sees life as it was before she got to the bridge. Memories. Pet lovers embrace the concept of “The Rainbow Bridge” where person and pet will reunite in the next world. The story has … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, change management, Choice, creating your future, Discipline, feedback, growth, Life lessons Tagged goals, legacy, lessons learned, life lessons, pet therapy, resilience 5 Comments
(Issue #497) End-of-Year Review: The Six Ds
How does your 2019 retrospective set the stage for your 2020 journey? In thirty days, we will be staring at another set of New Year’s Resolutions. Lofty expectations we set for that better version of ourselves, our teams, and our … Continue reading
(Issue #494) Communication: So Easy, Yet So Hard
You have a story. It belongs to you. It is powerful. How are you helping people understand it? Listening is a difficult skill to master. A lot of people shouting, “look at me” and “listen to my story!” Unfortunately, they … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, branding, change management, Choice, collaboration, emotional intelligence, empathy, generativity, Integrity, Life lessons Tagged action, assumptions, collaboration, communication, marketing, self, self-awareness 1 Comment
(#486) A Metaphor for Growth and Resilience
Some will experience a metamorphosis they never dreamed they could attain. Others will quietly walk away. I always looked forward to the first day of the semester. As a teacher, that first day came full of anticipation for me and … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, change, change management, courage, curiosity, emotional intelligence, empathy, Goals, Grit, Life lessons, resilience, tenacity Tagged accountability, action, collaboration, critical thinking, goals, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #459) Resilience: Where Can You Make Changes?
This week’s blog post draws on the seventh, and final, core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019). Resilience: The ability to connect adaptability, recovery, growth, and discovery. The Seven Core Values for Purpose and Growth provide … Continue reading
(Issue #458) Reflection As A Non-Luxury Good
This week’s blog post draws on the sixth core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Taking time to consider, ponder, remember, analyze, evaluate, and appreciate the various connections of life. It sounds logical, commonsensical, and a … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, authenticity, awareness, change management, collaboration, common sense, Communication, Community, community development, growth, Integrity, intentionality Tagged collaboration, communication, community development, community resilience, leadership, reflection, resilkience, teamwork 1 Comment
(#447) Resistance Bubbles
How do we get the two groups to the table to capitalize on the 10% they agree on—to start a conversation and maybe educate one another to each resistance bubble’s beliefs and core values? Is this a worthy goal—and, is … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Appreciation, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, change management, Civility, collaboration, collegiality, community development, consideration, conversation, curiosity Tagged acceptance, assumptions, awareness, civility, collaboration, communication, community, conversation, curiosity, ideologues, respect 9 Comments
(#443) Why Did We Form This Band?
There are some things that really matter, like a shared vision. If the singer wants to be a star, the guitarist wants to play a different style and the bassist and drummer are in it to smoke weed and jam… … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, change management, Choice, Civility, collaboration, collegiality, Communication, Community, community development, consideration, conversation, core values, resilience Tagged collaboration, communication, community, community development, conversation, leadership, relationships, resilience, respect 1 Comment