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Emerge Stronger Than Ever

  The other day I connected with a former coaching client and I asked him how he was dealing with our current situation. His answer was inspiring so I thought I would share it with you.   He works in the gaming industry and like so many his business has come...

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Sports or No Sports

  Like many people I was so looking forward to the annual March Madness College Basketball Tournament last month and like many, was extremely sad it needed to be cancelled. Just like every other sporting event over the past month, basketball seems like a small...

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Permission to Freak Out

  The other day I when I woke up, it was cold, grey and gloomy outside. Michigan had done something many midwestern states do at this time of year- teased us into thinking winter was over with a 70- degree day only to pull the take-away-close and place us firmly...

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You Are Essential

  The world has certainly changed over the past few weeks. More so than ever seemed possible. One thing that has becoming painfully clear- in a service-based economy there are very few “Essential Jobs”   Think about it for just a minute- unless you happen to...

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Traditions on Good Friday

  If this was a normal Good Friday, I would have only worked a few hours and then packed up my family and headed over to my brother or my sister’s house here in Ann Arbor for the annual family tradition of making Pizza Bread. This dish tastes nothing like pizza...

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Create a Routine

Have you noticed that the routine you’ve had for many years has suddenly been tossed out the window? Working from home has thrown many people so far out of whack that they aren’t sure what to do with themselves. Simple things like taking a shower, getting dressed and...

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Leadership Doesn’t Matter When You Are Winning

  If I hear the word unprecedented one more time I’m going to implode. Yes we are dealing with something we’ve never experienced before, and yes it’s going to take a huge effort on the part of everyone to get through it. So let’s do everyone a favor and stop...

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Ode to Boredom

As we embark on week number two of life in the New Normal, I’ve been hearing lots of stories about people and families dealing with boredom. With school-aged kids off now on extended breaks, sports and activities cancelled, and many working out of make-shift home...

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Ego is Not Your Amigo

About 10 years ago I was conducting a leadership seminar for a group of about 30 participants which seemed to be going very well. The group was engaged, responsive and energetic which as a facilitator makes the process so much easier.   There was one person...

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Celebrate Success

  For some reason in February I almost always find myself watching the movie Miracle. This month marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Gold Medal winning USA hockey team. After the movie ended there was a documentary “Miracle On Ice” with player interviews from...

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