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“…Workplace dynamics are no less complicated or unexpectedly intense than family relations, with only the added difficulty that whereas families are at least well-recognized and sanctioned loci for hysteria reminiscent of scenes from Medea, office life typically proceeds behind a … Continue reading

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I talked with a former colleague and friend last week about someone at her new workplace who sends passive-aggressive e-mails (slightly snarky, but written so the person could deny that snark was intended).  The conversation began around whether to have a conversation … Continue reading

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I’m going to let you in on a secret:  Often, the happier I am, the more discontent and outright bored I become.  And I’m not alone.  According to a Stanford research project, it is because happiness and finding meaning in life don’t … Continue reading

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While I’m an engaged reader of leadership books, expert blogs, and HBR, sometimes great leadership lessons come from unlikely sources–in this case, The LEGO movie.  According to the movie website summary, www.thelegomovie.com, this 3D animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly … Continue reading

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Anyone out there have teenagers, too many e-mails, health problems, a broken/leaky something in the house, aging parents, stressful work, or a lawn that was attacked by spider ants?  And if you had spider ants did you know that if … Continue reading

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See my article for the Forte Foundation–they inspire women business leaders: Jennifer Colosimo – DaVita: Seeking Wisdom vs. Seeking Promotion Jennifer Colosimo has the enviable and somewhat daunting title Vice President of Wisdom at DaVita Healthcare Partners. “It’s extremely difficult … Continue reading

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“When you are the new leader of a team, how do you get your team to buy-in to your strategy?” (subtext:  I’ve tried demanding buy-in, and it doesn’t work) “How do you have difficult performance conversations with people having challenges in their personal life?” … Continue reading

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Work can be a great source of fulfillment and contribution.  Or it can be a source of continual irritation, frustration, and the bane of your existence.  And if we could attribute causation for which it will be, only a tiny sliver … Continue reading

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Don’t kid yourself – work retreats are not really “retreats.”  They are work events.  A work event that permits your boss and your boss’s boss to assess if you are emotionally intelligent enough to mingle, not get drunk, to wear … Continue reading

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Be a Solution, Not a Problem There will never be a lack of problems to solve or challenges to address at work.  True contributors acknowledge the problem and invest most of their energy on what they can do to influence … Continue reading

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