Shareholder work cultures

August 1, 2012

I had coffee today with a woman and we were talking about whether companies existed anymore that had “heart.”  These are organziations with healthy cultures that understand how to balance revenue with employee and customer needs.  She talked about how it seems that in the US we have developed a “shareholder culture” where the only [...]

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You Get What You Expect

July 31, 2012

I had a great discussion yesterday with a new friend and we were talking about how your expectations drive your experience.  If you always expect to find a parking place, you will!  Think about a time when you were considering buying something like a car or specific book.  You had a clear vision of what [...]

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New business words

July 26, 2012

I think we suffer from business lingo fatigue.  They tend to get abused quickly.  Plus, you have to keep up with what’s the cool word of the month or year.  “Oh no,” you wonder, “how can I use that word to show that I’m current?”  Or, did you miss the news that a word has been [...]

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Are you evolving?

July 25, 2012

Yesterday, I treated myself to a visit to the National Botanical Garden down on the Washington, D.C. Mall.  The garden is one of my favorite places in DC because there are so many interesting and unusual plants in the greenhouses.  I walked around and observed the huge range of plant forms and methods for survival [...]

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Travel to change your perspective

June 10, 2012

Today I am traveling to San Francisco for both fun and business.  I’m looking forward to eating lots of great food in San Francisco and walking across the Golden Gate Bridge.  I’m going to visit Muir Woods so I can remind myself of my relatively short time span on this planet, in this form.  I [...]

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Being present

June 4, 2012

Staying in the moment is a challenge well worth taking on as it allows you to fully experience your life.  You cannot change the past, no matter how much time and energy you spend thinking and wishing that events had unfolded differently.  And while I absolutely tell my coaching clients to choose goals and take steps [...]

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People & Money

May 16, 2012

Words to live by:  Business is all about the people and the money. If you are business owner or executive, remember to balance the needs of the shareholders and owners for profit with the needs of your employees. In my experience, too much emphasis on either the money or the people will lead the business [...]

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Retirement. What’s that all about?

May 14, 2012

I’m just thinking about transitions this morning.  While I am embarking on another phase of my working life with my business, I am also thinking about those who might be finished with work.  It is hard for me to imagine ever retiring . . . however, some people definitely retire.  What do they do next?  [...]

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Joyful Coin!

May 14, 2012

I’m very excited about a new coaching program that I have just about finished compiling.  It is called “Joyful Coin: 90 Days to Your Right Livelihood and a Resume to Go.”   It will offer a series of coaching sessions around finding work you can be passionate about, plus a resume written by me.  Check back here [...]

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An Attitude of Gratitude!

May 10, 2012

I am reminded this week to be grateful for all that I have, most of which I take for granted.  My washing machine decided to take a rest for a couple of weeks, and I went to the laundromat for the first time in many, many years.  I saw several moms with small kids getting their wash [...]

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