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Manage Stress, Don’t Let It Manage You!

Packed schedules.  A down economy.  World (and office) politics.  Life’s disappointments.  As M. Scott Peck said in The Road Less Traveled, life is hard.  And, yes, it’s also full of joy!  But when the hard stuff is upon us, most of us aren’t proactively using techniques to manage stress.  Instead, stress manages us and takes […]
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Worried About The Economy? Get Proactive!

I believe in the power of positivity. I want to believe that the worst of our nation’s economic times are behind us.  That said, I believe that all people in a position of firm leadership or ownership should be proactively assessing their firm’s economic growth and cash management strategies and exploring opportunities to improve both. […]
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It’s All Coming Together

Convergence — the occurrence of two or more things coming together (source:  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/convergence). It’s all coming together for us, our nation and the world this week!   When we chose our firm name, ConvergenceCoaching (www.convergencecoaching.com), the word convergence had special meaning, and that meaning has continued to expand.  For us, convergence has applied to:   •        […]
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You Are Who You Are. But Does That Let You Off The Hook On Job Performance?

We’ve been doing quite a bit of teaching about personality recently, using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and DISC profiles as the basis to lead self-discovery among individuals and teams.  This work is inspiring and insightful, and we see the difference it makes as people begin to understand facets of their personality and how it […]
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Maintaining Your Mojo

At least that’s how Austin Powers referred to his “magic” in the movie trilogy, and it’s the term I use for my inspiration or motivation toward my work.  How do you maintain your mojo? Many of us find it difficult to maintain a high level of motivation on a consistent basis and, as the years progress, […]
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Gratefully Dedicated

That’s what my license plate covers say – almost.  They really say Gratefully Deadicated, paying tribute to my very favorite band, the Grateful Dead (www.dead.net).  I appreciated the double meaning when I purchased them nearly twenty years ago, and I still do today. As I’ve pondered this week’s blog, it was obvious that I’d continue […]
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How Positive Are You?

Several of my top questions for my maker, when I meet Him, are these:  “Why did you make the little voice in our heads so un-empowering?  Was it a design flaw?  Or was it intentional to make us muster faith and strength to generate power and positivity in our lives?”  That little voice in our […]
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Is Busy A Good Thing?

Busy as a bee.  Busy is as busy does.  Busy season.  Busy, busy, busy.  Let’s get busy! Busy sounds like a good thing – or does it?  Dictionary.com defines the word busy as “not at leisure; otherwise engaged” or “actively and attentively engaged in work…”  As a leadership and marketing coach and consultant, I hear […]
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Are You Generationally Resentful?

We do a lot of consulting with leadership teams, partner groups and business owners. We regularly encounter tension between the young, up-and-comers and the “more mature,” still-working-but-leaving-in-a-few-years team members. Unfortunately, it seems that these generational groups form alliances and, as they become more entrenched in their “mini groups,” they stop listening to each other from […]
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Social (On-line) Networking – It’s For Real!

A valued client of ours, Kathy Beck of Beck & Co., CPAs (http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathybeckcpa) was lamenting whether she should build a LinkedIn profile and start developing virtual networking connections.  I suggested that I’d do it when she did it – never expecting her to submit to this silly notion. Not less than 3 days later and […]
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