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Solutions for Success When Facing Challenges in your Business Workplace
Solutions for Success When Facing Challenges in your Business Workplace

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I started reading Thank You For Being Late – An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, Thomas Friedman’s new book.  He opens with, “The three largest forces on the planet – technology, globalization, and climate change – are all…
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Humility is not something that leaders are noted for.  There is the temptation to always explain away mistakes, diminish the negative impact of a decision on customers or employees, or not accept or seek to understand feedback that is critical of one’s…
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As Autumn approaches in the Midwest, I invite you to take a few minutes and ponder the following quotes about our change in seasons. Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.  ~ AUTHOR UNKNOWN Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer…
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There’s a lot of talk today that no one listens anymore.  If we all keep talking, how can anyone listen deeply?  Maybe that’s the problem. Whether we are interacting with leaders, co-workers, customers, or those in our personal relationships, connecting…
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If you are looking for a process that invites dialogue, is highly engaging, and encourages diverse viewpoints, consider using the World Café. I recently participated in a World Café process with 11 others from my city, Des Moines, Iowa, to dialogue about…
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Thich Nhat Hanh tells the story of the Buddha having a silent lunch with his monks in the woods.  A farmer comes hurrying by and asks if they had seen his cows, which left him that morning.  The farmer bemoans that the loss of his cows will create hunger…
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As Labor Day Weekend approaches, you may want to take a few mindful pauses in the midst of your family gatherings and activities. Take a walk, write in your journal, or just sit quietly for a few minutes and let one of the following mindful pauses soak…
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I have journaled for years about my life’s journey.   Each time I meet with my spiritual director, I read what I have journaled since we last met.  Most times I end my journal entry with, “Be kind to yourself, Kevin.” We tend to be our own worst critic. …
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Recently, I revisited a book The Only Little Prayer You Need by Debra Landwehr Engle.  Why?  Fear was at my doorstep and it was creating angst and worry.
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In the last 12 months, there have been a flurry of sexual harassment complaints and stories from women in the tech and financial fields, news media, and schools.  You may be wondering, what is going on? 
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