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The Right Thing To Say

The Right Thing To Say

It is hard to be certain in uncertain times. Sometimes it seems better to just wait versus taking any action. Shut down – shut out versus opening up – allowing in. I was interacting with a group of leaders last month where I sensed a fear to speak unless it…

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Un-Rest

Un-Rest

Among the “in” and “un” words you’ve been seeing recently are “injustice,” “inequity,” and yes, “unrest.” Here’s one more for you to consider: “uncomfortable.”   Business leaders often take pride in their ability to navigate the things that are uncomfortable for others. Leaders must learn to be skillful risk-takers. Leaders are called upon…

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Supporting Your Organization Through People Transitions

Supporting Your Organization Through People Transitions

Searching for a new role in “normal” times can be a tough full-time job itself. Add in a pandemic that has deeply affected every industry and the economy, and the role of a job seeker can seem impossible to navigate.   We all understand that challenging times call for measures such as layoffs or reductions in hours. These…

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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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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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The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

Thanksgiving 2013. The annual family gathering and all of us going out to see a new movie. The pick back then was the latest in The Hunger Games series – Catching Fire. Not really age appropriate for my 4-year-old nephew. So, my husband and I said we would take him to…

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If it Ain’t Broke, Make it Better

If it Ain’t Broke, Make it Better

Recently I found myself investing a great deal of time and energy into improving a process. It wasn’t my process, I didn’t create it, but I was enjoying taking it apart and putting it back together in a way I believed would make it better. I’ve always enjoyed doing that…

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Four Memorable Moments from Kolbe’s Conation Nation Symposium 2019

Four Memorable Moments from Kolbe’s Conation Nation Symposium 2019

Preparing for my first Kolbe Corp’s Conation Nation Symposium (CNS) was a thrill. I had to be confident. The rest of my team had each been there at least twice before and knew what they were doing, so I had to channel their comfort with CNS over my curiosity and…

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The Spark

The Spark

Attending the annual Kolbe Conation Nation Symposium has always been a highlight of my year, but in 2019 it was taken to a whole new level. I had the opportunity to work directly with Kathy Kolbe on a mainstage presentation focused on her book: Powered by Instinct – 5 Rules…

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