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No One Asked Me to Be…

Enough years have passed that I can share this story. I have always found it poignant and hilarious—but now I know it also makes a couple of excellent points. It's about a husband and wife(nobody you know and no one in…

The Friends & Co-Workers…

With all due respect for Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I have never been all that big on talking to my clothes. But I did enjoy the book, and her phrase “spark joy” seems to apply at least…

When You've Got a Tough…

The tough decision you're facing does have an answer. The key is to put yourself in the best possible frame of mind/heart to receive it. Here are some tips I've found to be helpful. May they help you too. 9 Tips to Make…

21 Tips for a Happier…

In case you missed my lighthearted lesson in workplace conflict, I can sum it up in four words: Conflict can create breakthroughs. Once you've mastered that lesson, here's a refresher on how you can make a good workplace…

Lighthearted Lesson(s) in…

Have you ever had your boss tell you to do something—even something harmless —and something inside you resisted? The old me would have said, "Do it anyway. That's the part you get paid for." Until this happened. The…

The Unsung Benefits of…

If you've been around awhile, you know that getting older isn't always easy or fun. Yet you may also find getting older brings more than a few surprising gifts—in addition to the sheer gift of being alive. For example:…

10 Quick Tips for Dealing…

Okay. I'd love to sit here and tell you there's no such thing as a difficult person, but we all know that's not true. Still, maybe it's more charitable and helpful to talk about how to deal with difficult situations…

Optimism Changes…

Let's start by acknowledging the obvious: optimism can be overdone. Or misused. For example, when the office is burning down, you don't need slogans or a strategic plan—you need a hose.So while it's no substitute for…