The Sound of Crickets

I think we all go through periods where we strain to hear some feedback, any feedback, just a little bit of feedback, puh-lease, and all we get are Crickets! For some, that period can be short; for others, it can be gruellingly long. Irrespective of the road we travel and the kind of human we

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About Your Email List

Ever asked your email audiences to unsubscribe from your email list? I have.  Successfully. I’d like to tell you the WHY behind it and how this might help your business. The Why Part When I started the Sunday Newsletter, I wanted to reconnect and hold closer to the folks I had known long before life

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AI for the Win?

Have you heard, read, or seen the latest AI inventions circulating these days? For example, there is a program to make you look younger, sexier, and hunkier, like a marvel comic character. And there is a program to help you write better – essays, articles, paragraphs and content of all kinds. The best part is

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Another Launch is Happening

For the last three weeks, I have been developing my latest launch. It’s finally at a point where I can share some bits of it with you. Ta duh! I am launching another podcast by the end of September. It’s called — Exploring Compassionate Capitalism. It’s about doing business differently and moving beyond the “Profit

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Yelling: Not the Panacea We Thought

  You know I don’t have children; I have dogs. And as a long-time reader, you also know this past February, hubby and I welcomed dog number six into our family. Initially, I did a lot of loud-voiced NOs at the little puppy. (Notice how I downplayed the term yelling to the gentler ‘loud-voiced’?) And

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Are You Being Heard and Understood?

Heard and Understood?  Of course, right? This quote crossed my desk on Monday, and I knew it was what I needed to share with you this week. “When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer,

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Stop Talking About Your Why

What a strange title!  Why am I telling you to stop with your Why? You might have heard the name Simon Sinek. (Failed marketing guy, found a vast consulting company to bankroll his efforts. Wrote several books with intelligent people. Became the face of the new way of leading.) He is often quoted and lauded.

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The God Complex

My client was in a pickle, having a bit of meltdown and everything I was trying was clearly not helpful. Finally, I decided to tell a story. It worked. Maybe this story will work for you one day too. We all know at least one colleague who believes they are God, right? They know everything

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Half-Empty, Half-Full?

For the last two years, my brother has been going through a nasty separation/divorce process. It has been harrowing for two reasons: he is the first person to have gone through anything like this and he also is the first person who had a judge order a 50/50 split of matrimonial possessions between him and

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The Gateman in Guatemala

The Gateman in Guatemala taught me a huge lesson about my speaking and writing style, which is what I want to share. Now, some of you might want to pick those words apart and say, “Oh, you want to talk about communication.” No! I want to discuss how you convey your thoughts to others. When

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