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Be Present

Be Present

There’s nothing like summer in Minnesota to remind us how fleeting time can be. It’s the perfect reminder of a lesson I feel like I’ve been learning (and re-learning, and re-learning!) all my life: Be Here Now

Imagination

Imagination

Did you know that every breakthrough starts with just a single thought?” The principle, “thoughts become things,” is a reminder of how incredibly powerful our minds are. When we visualize our dreams…

Enough

Enough

Whether your chosen path is business, professional sports, or like me at this stage, a leap into the solopreneur universe, there’s no doubt your (abundance/scarcity) mindset will shape your outcomes.

Your One Wild & Precious Life

Your One Wild & Precious Life

I lost a dear friend this past week. Elizabeth was an extraordinarily vibrant, talented woman, and one of those frequent career reinventors that has always fascinated me. Grief is a universal experience…

Lessons from the Dairy Farm

Lessons from the Dairy Farm

Most people are surprised when they learn I live on a real working dairy farm. These insights from life on the farm seem just as relevant – and sometimes more powerful – than those I gained in my corporate HR career.

Emotions at Work

Emotions at Work

Information doesn’t create change, feelings do. There’s an old paradigm that emotions don’t belong in the workplace. Even the concept of EQ – Emotional Intelligence Quotient – tends to emphasize the control of emotions.

Gender Pay Gap

Gender Pay Gap

A recent conversation got me curious about the gender pay gap. I was especially interested to learn more about how professional women are doing, today, compared to the overall average. What I learned took me completely by surprise…

Thoughts on downsizing

Thoughts on downsizing

During my HR executive career, I had many more opportunities to help my employers with downsizing drills than I care to remember. Today, news of company layoffs seems to surround us. Decisions regarding downsizing are not generally made lightly…

Resistance

Resistance

My word of the year is “RECEIVE.” And this year, rather than just focus on the word in a general way, I’ve committed to some actions I can take throughout the year to live it more fully. So far the daily practice of examining where I’m experiencing resistance…

Career Regrets

Career Regrets

Do you have career regrets?
66% of participants in a recent survey said they have career regrets. And in most cases they were what Daniel Pink (in his book, The Power of Regret) calls “boldness regrets.” That is, people most often regret what they didn’t do…

Executive Success

Executive Success

Becoming an executive is not the success everyone dreams of attaining, and that’s okay.
If you think it might be for you, or if you’re already there, you need to be aware that the rules change as you move up the ladder.

2024 Word of the Year

2024 Word of the Year

My 2024 Word of the Year   I’ve zeroed in on my new word for the year. And I’m right on schedule, since it usually takes me most of January. I pulled my inspiration from the book, The Go-Giver. In it, authors Bob Burg and John David Mann outline “Five Laws of...

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