Why and how to help your “Covid-19 brain”

Why and how to help your “Covid-19 brain”

“Are you back at work?” -- a recent message from a LinkedIn contact. Reading those five words immediately triggered my “Covid-19 brain.“ My annoyance level soared. What an insensitive thing to write, I thought. Since I’ve had a home office for years, it was simple to...

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How to be a better ally: improve your listening

How to be a better ally: improve your listening

Have you been searching the terms “allyship” and “being an ally” on Google the past month? If so, you’re not alone. According to the NeuroLeadership Institute in 3 Myths About Allyship—and What Research Says Instead, Google Trend data shows  that “allyship” has been...

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Why you need to refresh your language now

Why you need to refresh your language now

Just two days before Memorial Day, I posted a blog about my discomfort with the growing popularity of two phrases “going back to normal” and “entering a new normal.” Even the up-and-coming “better normal” phrase seemed problematic. These phrases implied that once the...

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Is this your truth to share on your chest?

Is this your truth to share on your chest?

"My Execution Could Be Televised" One of my neighbors wears that statement on a T-shirt. Since Ramon’s a black man, he’s sharing his truth on his chest, which pains me to accept. As a white woman, I know his truth is the exact opposite of mine. Unlike Ramon and other...

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Why and how to celebrate from a distance

Why and how to celebrate from a distance

Celebrating together when you're physically apart isn't easy, but it's possible -- if you make an effort. Yet, that's a big "if." Based on my informal research, very few in organizations -- except for students graduating from school -- have been thinking about setting...

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How to incubate lifelong curiosity and courage

How to incubate lifelong curiosity and courage

“Have c-c-c-courage!” my dad would tell me throughout my childhood as he channeled the Cowardly Lion from the movie Wizard of Oz. Obeying him was fine with me, as long as he didn’t expect me to push any bodily boundaries. No way did I want to take challenges or risks...

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How Amazing Grace could help us now

How Amazing Grace could help us now

“0” and “1” – the binary language of computers feels like it’s seeping into society at large. Over the past couple of weeks, so many of the high-profile and vital current events and choices we’re dealing with feel like they’re becoming binary – that is “either/or.”...

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