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Is There Any Proof?

January 11, 2013

Every entrepreneur, in my experience, has something related to being in business that they would rather avoid. It could be accounting, managing their website, or pricing products and services. For me, cleaning the bathroom fixtures once sounded like more fun …

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Any Love at Work?

January 10, 2013

This week I am teaching three classes of MBA students at the University of New Brunswick. We are working with Kolb’s learning styles model (see Monday’s blog), determining how we learn, seeing what other styles frustrate us, …

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Shift Happens

January 9, 2013

Shift Happens is the best and most practical book I’ve read in ages for professional or personal development. (Actually I downloaded the audiobook last spring on itunes, so it is the best book I have listened to in ages.)…

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Jumpstart Your Training

January 4, 2013

In case you still have a case of vacation brain from enjoying a fabulous holiday break and too much chocolate, here are some training resources. …

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How to Be a Real Friend

January 3, 2013

I was venting, getting it all out with someone I trusted. I was looking for her advice because I was confused about how to handle an unexpected situation. There was a significant sum at stake. I wasn’t sure whether to …

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One Morning with Hot Lemonade

December 22, 2012

I could not see straight.

My life felt like organized chaos, and then any wisp of organized faded. My morning walks had been keeping me going. But it was not enough. I was officially empty.…

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Who Here Wants to Listen to Me Talk for the Next 8 Hours?

December 10, 2012

I often begin my training sessions with that question. Sometimes people look at me strangely with half smiles because they are afraid that they are supposed to reply, “Oh me! Me please! I want to listen to you for 8 …

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Must You Tell That Story?

July 30, 2012

I rushed both my dogs to the vet last month when I saw they had snacked on a prescription. I was terrified (Fortunately now they are perfectly fine. Phew!)

While the dogs were at the vet clinic being treated, I …

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Must Be Nice. Actually it is.

July 24, 2012

Years ago a friend of mine announced merrily that she and her husband were going on vacation in Hawaii.

Before a pure thought entered my brain, the words “Must be nice” fell out of my mouth. All I could think …

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