Celebrate the Wins…All of Them!

This past weekend, I was at an event and ran into a few folks who thanked me for writing these Resilient Wednesdays. They shared,  “They are always so positive and help brighten my day.” “I like that you always include some practical advice that I can immediately use. I reached out to a cousin last week and reconnected with her, and she is a real cousin!” Driving home with Sheila a bit later, I told her how great it felt...

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Be My Cousin?

Last week, I attended a conference in New York where I knew not a soul. As we all entered the main hall for the opening session, I saw two men greet each other with a full-body hug. As their embrace ended, I walked by and commented, “I love seeing the love!” One of the gentlemen looked at me and said, “he is my cousin.” As we chatted, he shared that he considers everyone in the room to be his cousin...

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Loud Quitting

First, we had the “Great Resignation,” then the “Important Realignment.” Next was “Work from Home, Forever,” and now we’re onto “Quiet Quitting.” The Quiet Quitters are rather loud. People are complaining quite openly about most everything about work. Employees don’t want to return to the office. When they do, they are unhappy with their colleagues not being there. Managers are unhappy about the state of organizational clarity and not having enough information to share.  Executives are wanting to navigate a...

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9/11 Redux

A neighbor returned from a holiday last week, telling a story that he ran into an old friend who invited him to take a walk. During the conversation, his friend shared that he knew they differed on their perspective of the recent Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. His friend asked him to listen to his viewpoint regarding abortion/right to privacy, and my neighbor complied. Their conversation was cordial and concluded with a better understanding for...

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Go with that Superstition: It Builds Your Resilience

I played golf this past weekend and had a not-so-good front nine. I decided to put my yellow Titleist golf ball away and hit a new white Calloway for the back nine. Guess what? I shot better on the back than on the front. That settles it, the Golf Gods like Calloway better A baseball player consistently laces up his left shoe first and then his right. A sales leader started referring to her client with his initials, and he...

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Creating Comfort

One of the gifts of the Pandemic Stay-at-Home experience is that Sheila deepened her love of gardening and developed quite a mastery of the art. She started with our side yard and then worked with some neighbors in our community “secret garden” that is filled with perennial flowers, blooming shrubs, and creeping ground cover. Along with the bird feeders, I put up, we’ve got a very active little eco-community right by our home. Just the other day, we stopped and...

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