Want to improve yourself? Get a coach!

Want to improve yourself? Get a coach!

What’s the most honorable profession? Coaching, according to Tony Stubblebine, the founder of Lift, a technology-based habit-tracking company. In early 2015, he pivoted Lift into Coach.me to help ambitious people work with coaches to start and sustain the...

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Want to be more empathetic? Try “perspective getting”

Want to be more empathetic? Try “perspective getting”

Are you still following the principles of Dale Carnegie’s best-seller How To Win Friends and Influence People,  first published 84 years ago? If so, it’s time to update your playbook, especially around Principle 8. Principle 8 is to “Try honestly to see things from...

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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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