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The Tsundoku

The Tsundoku

For as long as I can remember I have loved to read.  I was brought up in a family that made regular trips to the library to look for new books to read every week or so.  It was an adventure.  I loved getting lost in the stacks and trying…

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Take Off

Take Off

I’ve been told I’m not very good at accepting compliments, maybe it’s because my mind is scrambling for something nice to say in return.  Do you know that feeling?  Here’s something that earned me a few compliments recently: Thanks for your message! I’m taking a day off to breathe, rest,…

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Do you have 5 minutes to spare, for YOU?

Do you have 5 minutes to spare, for YOU?

Pause & reflect. Find energy in balanced well-being. Looking at my Lululemon shopping bag, I’m reminded multiple times to take a pause for a meditation and deep breath break… “Breathe Deeply” “Meditate for 10 minutes every day. Unless you’re busy. Then meditate for 20.” “Stress is related to 99% of…

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Disrupt: Notions About Work that Are So Last Year

Disrupt: Notions About Work that Are So Last Year

The last few weeks of 2019 were full of networking events, professional development workshops and more LinkedIn scrolling than usual. A few comments and posts stood out to me because they went against the grain and challenged me to think differently. How could ideas like working less, celebrating late bloomers…

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Consistency: A 22nd Century Skill

Consistency: A 22nd Century Skill

Not long ago, a member of my team emailed me an interesting challenge: come up with a training for 22nd century skills. It piqued my interest. Here’s how I responded: “That’s a cool idea. By the 22nd century, I imagine there will be a volume of content so immense that…

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What are you Screwing Up?

What are you Screwing Up?

After seeing Kristen Hadeed speak at the Wellness Council of Wisconsin’s annual conference last fall, I had to dig deeper and read her book Permission to Screw Up. Inspired by a pair of jeans that she couldn’t afford as a poor college student, Kristen, through ad an in the paper…

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Arriving at Good Leadership

Arriving at Good Leadership

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a professional airline pilot?  Imagine the experience and training required to earn an Airline Transport Pilot certificate; to be a pilot-in-command, responsible for dozens or even hundreds of passengers? The term “Cockpit Resource Management” might not be familiar to you, but…

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The Vibrations

The Vibrations

Can you feel it? Whatever’s happening right now in your workplace is the cause of every decision, every action, every word communicated, and everything left unsaid. It all ripples.  It’s all alive. Good intentions can sometimes leave behind unintentional scars.  I try to wear my scars as signs of learning. …

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Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out

I found myself in a unique juxtaposition this past year shifting between severe work stress and studying the practice of integrating the body, mind and spirit into one. The company I worked at for 13 years announced its merger with one of its largest competitors around the same time I…

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Perfectly Obstinate

Perfectly Obstinate

What happens when you combine a book – “Five Rules for Trusting Your Guts” by Kathy Kolbe – with 60 days to focus on being true to yourself? Shawn created his own take on the rules and used them to form the foundation for humanworks. Listen to Kathy Kolbe and…

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