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Dennie Theodore
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Emotion is necessary
Emotion is hard-wired into our systems. Did you know that we cannot make a decision if we do not start from a place of emotion? In a professional setting, the word "emotion" conjures up images of tears or anger usually. Those are the extremes and not the no...
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Mentoring yourself
Let's take our inner critic and per her to good use!  I'm tired of mine mumbling about how my eyeliner is crooked or my time wasting only got books read and no laundry done. (she's very hard on me.) My inner critic rolls her eyes a lot, sigh in great exaspe...
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Resilience
Deaths, illnesses, divorce (singular), disappointments - we all have those stories which showcase our ability to bounce back and continue. We also have stories of success which require resilience - like a sugar crash after eating a whole birthday cake (true...
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Thx!
I worked for a manager who had his issues - he was abrupt, impatient and directorial. But if you fulfilled a request, he always responded with "thx!" Some folks may feel this simply acknowledges receipt of the work. Some have said it was a knee-jerk habit t...
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At IABC in Kelowna!
Further to the survey begun last month , I'm at the IABC conference in gorgeous Kelowna , BC this week. (We are continuing to collect responses until December so please feel free to contribute!) The more we looked into the questions around how the digital t...
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Little changes to make today
It's the little changes that make the biggest difference. Saying "Yes, and..." instead of "no" or "yes, but..." Finishing a meeting 5 minutes before the allotted close time as a regular practice Smiling as you answer the phone Pushing away from the computer...
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7 minute survey: Your opinion on changing 21st century employee communication
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am doing an interesting personal project and I hope you can participate. Feel
free to share the message and link below broadly in Canada or the US.   The survey is not just for communication
specialists but for everyone -leaders in all disciplines - to co...
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Dress code rules
The more someone tries to nail good taste, common sense or judgment to the floor, the more ridiculous the effort becomes. "Ensure no lingerie shows at any time." Does that include the camisole peeking out to hide my cleavage? Because frankly, I'd rather sho...
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Personal rules - use your mentor
We all have personal rules: colours we will wear; foods we will eat; household habits; social outings. When we think about breaking rules, we do not often consider breaking our own. However, our personal rules are created from a mix of necessity (e.g. aller...
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Break rules
Women Break your own rules. Break the rules of others. Break rules. Make guidelines that respect choice and independent thought. Break every rule except this one. Sounds like a poem for chaos and anarchy? With amazing posts like Phoebe Holmes on her blog He...
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