Be Present

Be Present

Embrace the 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 Being present means fully...
Imagination

Imagination

Imagination   I spent the weekend familiarizing myself with the farm’s hand-held grinder. Several hours in, and the harrow discs I salvaged are almost ready for a coat of metal primer so I can mosaic them for birdbaths. The long grind (literally!) got me thinking...
Resistance

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. (You can read about it here.) So far the daily practice of...
The Art of the Update

The Art of the Update

Manage Up   Master the Art of the Update   Worked for some interesting characters during your career? Yeah, me too! By now you’ve experienced some really great bosses and some really not-great bosses. Learning to “manage up” will give you more control over...
Office Politics

Office Politics

Office Politics   Are you ignoring office politics at your peril?   What pops into your mind when you hear the phrase “Office Politics?” People tend to think of office politics as negative, even distasteful. From that perspective, the ideal would be to find...
Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

Organizations want more “strategic thinkers”   Have you ever heard someone described as a strategic thinker, or been advised you need to think more strategically, and wondered what that really means? It’s a challenge to describe strategic thinking to someone...
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