Tricky political conversations? How to have them - from the conference room to the kitchen table authenticity habit holidays mindset

Navigating political conversations in the workplace with emotional intelligence

 

I’m writing this to you from my hometown of Franklin Grove, Illinois (population 950). I’m here visiting my family for Father’s Day weekend, so I get to see both my dad and mom, but also my...

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Words Matter! Create a culture of caring and belonging using inclusive language. authenticity change growth mindset

Choose your words thoughtfully - words have power!

It’s been a busy few weeks in our home! After the holidays, we got out of the chilly Minnesota winter for a bit to escape to Florida. And since then, we’ve been using at least one day a week to visit colleges with our youngest...

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The one thing people never forget about you authenticity strength vulnerability

After almost two weeks out of the office on a service and learning trip to El Salvador and Guatemala, I’m back!

I’ve got quite a bit of digging out to do (sorry if I owe you an email - I promise to get back to you as soon as I can!), but the treasure trove of memories I made over the...

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The #1 person to buy chocolates for on Valentine's Day authenticity strength

Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and it can be a complicated day for a lot of people. Some people celebrate it with their partners with roses, chocolates, and such, while for others it can bring up painful feelings of loneliness and anxiety.

Remember (even though it's hard sometimes), a relationship...

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5 Ways Vulnerability is Good for You authenticity self-care vulnerability

Vulnerability is a “hot topic” thanks to the ground-breaking work of Brene Brown and others, including her top-ranked TED Talk which has over 40 million views.

Why should we bother with vulnerability? When we can be authentically vulnerable, not “strategically vulnerable”...

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Creating an Authentic Life in and Out of Work authenticity having what matters work/life balance

Sometimes I feel sorry for the term “work/life balance.” Here’s why …

It used to be the “it” topic. Everyone wanted to talk about it. It was popular. It was the be-all, end-all. But then people got over it, got sick of it, got tired of it because they realized...

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5 Reasons to Accept the Invitation to Be Who We Are authenticity

We are constantly invited to be who we are – Henry David Thoreau

It can be hard to stay the course. To be who we are and live aligned with the truth of what we most want, to stay out of comparison or trying to measure up to the standard set before us.

It’s easy to succumb to the...

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