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Your Speech Coach Says, “We. Don’t. Quit.”

Ever notice you barrel through, or stumble through, the meat of an assignment, but then, when it comes to putting on the finishing touches – BAM! Life gets in the way. To achieve most things in life, even small ones, … 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

Novak Djokovic

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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Wimbledon Wows Me!

Marion Bartoli

I was glued to the Wimbledon finals this last weekend. The women played on Saturday morning and the men on Sunday. Ladies first: Maria Bartoli beat Sabine Lisicki in straight sets, meaning two in a row. Maria’s story fascinates me. … Continue reading

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How’s It Going?

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In keeping with my sports fandom, I should be writing about the NBA Playoffs. But with the 4 out of 7-game format, they seem to go on forever. The good stuff is still a couple of weeks away, when we … Continue reading

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