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You can laugh more

You can laugh more

“A good time to laugh is anytime you can.” ~Linda Ellerbee I can be very intense. Ask anyone who knows me. I can get caught in the seriousness of a situation, the meaning of a moment, the dilemma of a debate. I can work very hard to find value in each encounter and...

You don’t always know what you don’t know

You don’t always know what you don’t know

I love learning and the chance to build my knowledge and skills. Reading books and magazines, taking classes, attending seminars and conferences - all are ways to increase my knowledge and my competence. I know what I don't know (or need to know more about) and I go...

How to make criticism charming

How to make criticism charming

"Anyone can be accurate and even profound, but it is hard work to make a criticism charming." ~H.L. Mencken If the primary goal of feedback is to help, and motivate, someone to change their behavior, it seems to me that the secondary goal of feedback is to make the...

Know what’s required

Know what’s required

“It’s not enough we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” ~Sir Winston Churchill I’ve mentioned in an earlier Thoughtful Minute when Maria, in The Sound of Music, sings that she needs to do better than her best. I’ve always found this an interesting...

Are your words and actions out of whack?

Are your words and actions out of whack?

"I tell my team all the time how great they are," one leader recently told me. Yet, I knew from conversations with her team members that they felt their leader did not see them as competent and did not trust them with high-level work. While she said how great they...

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