Mindful Monday

Optimizing Your Team: Do You Have the Right People in the Right Roles?

As much as talent counts, effort counts twice. – Angela Duckworth This summer, I wrote Part 1 and Part 2 of a series on effective leadership strategies during COVID-19. I know Im preaching to the choir, but it bears repeating: companies right now are under a level of strain that is unprecedented. The volume of …

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Losing what you cling to

You only lose what you cling to. Buddha     For many of us the thought of losing what we cling to may sound more like a threat than an opportunity. Buddha teaches us that clinging to something brings with it suffering and loss, often the last thing we want and likely the biggest thing …

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How you see it

How you look at it is pretty much how you’ll see it. RASHEED OGUNLARU What a great way to connect the dots between what we tell ourselves and how that influences what we see when we look at any situation. It was Henry Ford who said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t …

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Kindness is underrated

Treat everyone you meet as if they were you. DOUG DILLON Kindness is underrated. We see it every day. Bully talk and chest thumping is viewed as strong and desirable behavior. Yelling and screaming seems to be an acceptable way to get what one wants. There is so much anger, fear and frustration swirling around …

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Organizing without regret

It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret. JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE PLANNING IS THE ANSWER When it comes to getting and staying organized, a little planning goes a long way to eliminating regret. Rushing to toss stuff out without a plan is a surefire way to crash and burn. And that …

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Simple is enough

Make things as simple as possible,but not simpler. ALBERT EINSTEIN Simple is as simple does. If you’re a minimalist, close your ears. For the rest of us, let’s talk. It’s easy to race to simplicity with lots of energy and a heavy hand. You can rip out all the unnecessary stuff from your life like …

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Simplicity is sophistication

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.?” LEONARDO DA VINCI It’s easy to think that glamour and sophistication are at odds with simplicity. Only if you’re looking at a catalog or wandering through a mall. Da Vinci got it right. Whether in art, design or the day-to-day running of your life, simplicity is key to creating something …

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Patience is a virtue

“Have patience. All things are difficult before they are easy.” Saadi, Poet Patience is absolutely essential to getting organized. In fact, patience is essential to successfully accomplishing most things. You must have patience with yourself, the process and the unexpected interruptions that crop up when trying to get (and stay) organized. Because they will crop …

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The proof is in action

The proof that one truly believes is in action. Bayard Rustin Today is the day that we honor the memory, contributions and incredible compassion of Martin Luther King, Jr. One of his truest confidants, who was also a chief architect of the March on Washington in 1963, was a man not often recognized by the …

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