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Get Better Results: Ask the Right Questions

We recently talked about how you can change your company culture—because you help create it. But there are situations where you’re doing all the right things … and STILL not getting the results you want. Maybe you’re showing up for your company and your team, taking full accountability for everything within your control, and still …

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You Create Your Company Culture—If It’s Not Working, Change It

When people complain about their company culture, it’s like saying, “I don’t like my family.” Which can be a valid complaint AND at the same time, unless they’re a gang of mass murderers or clearly insane, chances are there are at least a few good eggs and something redeeming if you dig a bit. So …

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Cutting Costs? Don’t Do This

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global shift to work-from-home has influenced many people—including me—to examine HOW they work … and live. I was already working from home—COVID just amplified WHERE home could or might be. For small business owners, moving you AND the company may be one and the same. Larger companies might have less …

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Future-Proof Your Happiness by Making Productivity a Practice

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”  – Maya Angelou We can’t plan for every eventuality—almost no one expected a global pandemic—and you don’t want to be so on-guard that you can never relax. At the same time, you CAN put a few simple systems or …

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Women are Getting Left Behind by the Pandemic (Part 3)—How to Have the Right Conversations at Work

“Any society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage in the modern world.” Tian Wei In 2020, the UN released a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on women worldwide.  And here’s what they found: Globally, women spend three times as many hours as men …

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COVID’s Impact on Women (Part 2)—How to Get Some Help

“Ask for help. Not because you are weak, but because you want to remain strong.”  – Les Brown Part 1 of this series focused on triaging your obligations . . . starting with recognizing that the world has changed in the past year, and that’s going to impact how you show up as a mom. …

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COVID’s Impact on Women (Part I)—How to Triage Your To-Do List and Save Your Sanity

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”  – Maya Angelou Last month, the New York Times published an article following three working moms through their lives during the pandemic. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the gist: Women are drowning, and …

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Bring Spring Cleaning to Work: How to Deep Clean Your SOPs

“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.”  – Pablo Neruda I don’t have a favorite season … but if I did, Spring would be duking it out with Fall for first place … Spring is like nature’s blank slate. Things are bursting up from the ground, the days are …

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Meetings are Often a Waste of Time: How to Make Sure Yours Aren’t

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”  – Unknown Like it or not, we now live in a world where we rely on virtual meeting tools like Zoom to stay connected. If you’re organizing a virtual family game night or chat session with friends, you probably …

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How to Promote Work-Life Balance During a Pandemic

I was recently asked by the Human Resources organization SHRM about how employers can double down on promoting work-life balance for their people, especially now.  The global pandemic isn’t over, and lots of workers are almost a year into a “temporary” work-from-home arrangement. It’s no wonder that stress and anxiety are still high. And yet, …

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