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We Are Not a Product

I find myself caught in a bit of dilemma. I have tried to follow the ideas behind The Brand Called You. It’s about marketing all that is distinctive and noteworthy about ourselves. It’s a way of getting ourselves out there, attracting possible clients and employers to us using many of the same ideas that companies […]

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The Struggle of the Moth

Isaac Cheifetz poses the following question: Can the principles of evolutionary biology be used to guide our careers? In his article, he compares the “stop and go” path that some middle managers find in their journey to executive management to the evolutionary development theory of Punctuated Equalibrium popularized by Stephen jay Gould. In Gould’s theory, […]

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There Is More Between Heaven and Earth

I keep coming back to this story and find myself amazed by what happened. It’s the recent story about the 17 year old girl who drove over her car into a ravine in Washington state. Two things are absolutely miraculous: one, that she survived (we learned today that dehydration may have saved her from dying […]

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Intentional Grounding

I attended an inspiring workshop last week based on the idea of living an intentional life. Many of us experience everyday life as a series of events that the world does to us. We have no control over the traffic woes, the weather, the state of world affairs, the surly salesperson…these things are out of […]

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How My Children Have Influenced Me

During lunch a couple of days ago, a friend asked how I came to be a coach. As I recounted my winding career path since graduating from college, I realized there was one critical milestone in the journey: the birth of my first daughter. Her coming into this world wasn’t quite planned and it forced […]

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Are You Getting Enough Oxygen For Yourself?

A great article at the Parentalk Working Parents Naturally Savvy site. The ‘Oxygen Mask’ Principle relates that familiar airplane safety reminder of putting on your own oxygen mask before trying to fasten your child’s mask to taking care of yourself as a parent. So often, we take care of everyone BUT ourselves and in the […]

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It’s All Invented…So Have Fun with It

One of my favorite books is The Art of Possibilityby Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. It speaks to me both as a creative individual and as an impactful leader. One of the things that I prefer in books of this type is a mix of insight and suggestions for taking action. The best leadership […]

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