People are Judging You

So What? Ask for More Feedback

In my 20s, I wanted to be somebody. I needed your approval. I said yes when I wanted to say no. Oh, the time and energy I wasted hoping you liked me or thought I was smart.…


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Switch Focus to Lead 

Think About Something Better

With shorter daylight, the holiday bustle approaching, and the recent circus of negativity from the US election, it’s easy to become down and critical. But that’s not where the good stuff is.

Choose a positive attitude.

I’m not talking about denial.…


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Does It Matter? Seriously.

Get Your Priorities Straight

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the politics and stress of work or the drama of extended family or friends. Then something happens that makes you realize what your priorities are.

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Lucas taking a nap at the hotel before his surgery

Within six weeks, we lost a family member, my close friend lost someone dear, and Lucas, our silly beloved cocker spaniel, needed a critical surgery at the Small Animal Hospital at the University of PEI.…


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Leading a Brainstorming Session?

10 Strategies to Ask Questions and Problem-Solve

Every group of people brings with it its own advantages and challenges. Backgrounds, stress levels, communication styles, participant mix, distractions, room setup, and more can affect a group’s ability and attitude toward answering questions.…


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