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  • How’s Your Crystal Ball?

    Now that the US has begun the process of reopening, we are seeing a wide variety of predictions about the “New Normal.” Sports will take place without fans. Waves from a safe distance apart will replace a handshake. Happy hour… Read More

  • New Might Be Better

    Traditionally, January 1 is the time for new beginnings. The New Year is often filled with resolutions for new goals and different behaviors. For other people, it’s September, when the new school year comes with a new teacher and hope for… Read More

  • I See You or But I Can’t Hear You

    It seems as if almost everyone is involved in virtual communication and meetings right now. It’s a practical solution to continuing with work and social relationships when people can’t leave their homes. Virtual meetings offer a way for teams to… Read More

  • When the Light Turns Green Will You be Ready?

    I’m betting you have read a lot of articles in the last few weeks about coping with the Normal for Now Covid-19 Pandemic and its impact on daily life.  I’ve probably written one or two of them. Right now is… Read More

  • Normal for Now

    I currently find myself with a new routine – or perhaps a better way to put it is ‘no routine.’  My work is now all virtual rather than partially virtual. Some of my clients are working for organizations that are… Read More

  • Progress Rather Than Perfection

    You may have the idea of what perfect is: the perfect job, the perfect party, or the perfect boss. Aiming high is encouraged but it makes me wonder if perfection is a realistic goal. We seem to push ourselves (or… Read More

  • Your Life, Your Choice

    Have you ever gone through something at work or at home and felt that you really had no choice about having to go through it? My clients often will say “I have to do this.” It might be about a… Read More

  • Don’t Join the Gym

    Are you thinking that this month is the time to finally join a gym and get in shape? Don’t. Here is what my research shows: New Year’s resolutions are a big motivator and many clubs tout a discounted joining fee if… Read More

  • You Don’t Need a Blowtorch to Light Your Birthday Candles

    One of the biggest obstacles to professional and personal freedom is not understanding what enough really is. Not many people think about what is enough. Instead, we allow other people to determine it for us. How much money do you… Read More

  • Avoiding Landmines

    Political polarization has become a part of our lives. We can see it in our families and friendships. Some people report that they have even stopped talking to or socializing with someone they know because of disagreements over politics. So… Read More