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The Two Things Audiences Will Not Forgive

As you may know, the number one fear of people is public speaking. Death is number five. But the truth is, audiences really want you to succeed. There are very few things they can’t forgive. I know of only two: don’t be … Continue reading

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Managing Your Butterflies – Part 2

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2015 Resolution: “I will put myself out there more to grow my business.” Is this your resolution? As a professional, you have many opportunities to speak in front of groups of people. This could be THE year you do it! … Continue reading

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Speaking with Confidence: Managing Your Butterflies

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2015 Resolution: “I will put myself out there more to grow my business.” Is this your resolution? As a professional, you have many opportunities to speak in front of groups of people. This could be THE year you do it! … Continue reading

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Bless Your Holiday Stress: Part Two

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We are in the middle of it: the season of giving AND receiving. You know how you’ll be “receiving” some family and friend obligations you never receive except during this time of the year? Once you CHOOSE to receive, you … Continue reading

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Bless Your Holiday Stress, Part One

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Here it comes again –the season of giving AND receiving. You know how you’ll be “receiving” some family and friend obligations you never receive except during the two months ahead? Once you CHOOSE to receive, you now get to choose your attitude … Continue reading

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How Patient Are You? Gaining Perspective in Brazil

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Just returned from a week in Brazil!  I keynoted for over 400 Procurement Officers in Sao Paulo (spoke the beginning and ending in Portuguese, and was simultaneously translated into the headsets they wore), and then some vaycay in Rio.  Some … Continue reading

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Riveted to “Roosevelts?”–the Power of Resilience

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I’ve been riveted to “The Roosevelts”—the PBS series by Ken Burns—have you?  Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “You must do what you think you cannot do.”  After watching that episode, I awoke in the middle of the night, sat up in … Continue reading

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Women Leaders Improve Companies

Becky Hammon becomes assistant coach, San Antonio Spurs

Here we are – between NBA Finals and the kickoff to the NFL season.  For the past 3 years, in August, I’ve blogged in this space about the NFL Hall of Fame and the NFL Preseason.  I’m angry at the … Continue reading

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Masterful “Shaking It Off” at Wimbledon

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I tried to write about the World Cup, I really did.  But, like the line from that song in “Chorus Line”:  “I dug right down . . . and I tried, I tried . . . and ‘Nothing—I’m feeling nothing—‘ … Continue reading

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NBA finals: Are You an Unselfish Teammate?

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It’s the triumph of the phrase, “there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team.’”  As a Human Resources professional, it warms my cockles that the teams in the NBA Finals starting Thursday night are most known for unselfish play:  most willing to pass … Continue reading

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