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Will You Lead the Change?

 

Change can be hard, but it can also be exhilarating

If you lead anyone toward anything, then you fundamentally ARE leading change, 

So, it behooves you to understand a little bit about the psychology of change so that you can make...

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3 Tips for Building a Feedback Rich Environment

 

Does hearing the words, “I’ve got some feedback for you” make you nervous? 

If so, you’re not alone. 

The mere mention of the word makes most people cringe, because we associate feedback with criticism, or we...

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Wired to Achieve Great Things

teamwork trust Oct 18, 2020

Yesterday (October 17) was the anniversary of the 1989 Earthquake that was centered in Santa Cruz, CA, my hometown.

 

The reach of this earthquake was MASSIVE. This $5 billion disaster is known as one of the most powerful and destructive...

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Is Your Team Unstoppable?

teamwork trust Oct 05, 2020
 

Today let's talk about Unstoppable Teams by Alden Mills. 

This is a great book, and I highly recommend that you get it and read it.

Mills talks about what he calls the C.A.R.E. framework care and how to use the...

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What if I am Part of the Problem?

communication trust Sep 20, 2020

One of the key commonalities in difficult or strained relationships is that we tend to believe that the OTHER person is the source of the problem.

We often focus our attention on what they've done or who they are, when it is a larger dynamic,...

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Not "Most Likely to Succeed"

 

When I was in my first quarter at college, I made a lot of friends in my dorm. We were there for the summer quarter, and we became a tight-knit bunch. 

At the end of the quarter, we had this dorm party, with a make-shift awards ceremony,...

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H is for Healthy Relationships

trust Sep 06, 2020
 

Let's talk about Healthy relationships!

A wise person once shared this image with me, and now I’d like to share it with you... 

Think about 2 people in a healthy relationship like the capital letter H. Two strong and...

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Examine Your Assumptions

communication trust Aug 31, 2020
 

This week, I want to encourage you to Examine Your Core Assumptions about people, relationships, and “basic goodness”  

Let me explain…

I believe that people are good, kind, and generous-hearted at their...

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Don't let stress and strain degrade your relationships!

communication trust Aug 02, 2020
 

We've all been under a lot of strain and stress for a long time, and under conditions like these, it's very natural for us to sink into patterns of protectiveness and defensiveness, and even to lose our ability to really listen openly to one...

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It's Time to Open Our Hearts

communication trust Jun 01, 2020
 

Lately, I've been talking a lot about trust, because for me, it is at the heart of healthy relationships and a fulfilling life.

This week I'd like to talk about conflict.

Many of the same skills that we use to be trustworthy and to build...

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