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The Power of Human Connection Is Real

Have you ever had a friend, coworker, or a long-time contact reach out to you and say “It’s been a long time! I’m checking in to see how you are doing. Let’s catch up!” If you have, wasn’t that the best feeling? I had two people do that for me recently, and it made me feel so good. Why? As people we were created to have relationships with othe...

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Happy Thanksgiving! I know it was four days ago but it’s one of my favorite holidays so I’m extending it a little longer in this blog. I hope your holiday was shared with loved ones and friends. In my house it’s a special day to have a fire, drink coffee, watch parades, eat donuts, turkey/ham and tons of sides. We are sharing laughter, hugs, playing and watching foo...

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5 Rules For Successful Meetings

How many times have you been in meetings where you show up because your name was on the invite but you have no idea what the meeting was going to be about? More than I want to admit. How many times did you try to do research or ask someone about the meeting details before showing up? Depending if I feel comfortable shooting from the hip so let's say 50% of the time. I wish!!! I bet ...

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Tis The Season To Give Hope

My parents started a tradition many years ago where they gave each employee a hundred dollars at the CCB Christmas party. This gift was the way my parents wanted to show value and appreciation to the team. Employees could use the money to buy themselves a special gift or use it towards others. I know a hundred dollars doesn’t stretch as it once did. Last year I was told by an empl...

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A Recipe For Empathy & That Time I Got Staples In My Head

You can’t have safety without trust. You can’t have vulnerability without safety. You can’t have empathy without vulnerability.

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How To Build Trust - Demonstrate Humility, Go First, Check Motives

There’s a ditch on either side of these conversations ahead of you. On one side, there’s the ditch of your selfish motives. And on the other side are your unrealistic expectations.

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Navigating Cross-Departmental Conflict

Cross-departmental conflict can feel like you’re stepping into a minefield.  Pride, defensiveness, and territorial feelings are all possibilities lying right below the surface.

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Starting a Podcast 101: Free Tools, Checklist, Sample Questions & Timeline

I asked some of my friends what they thought about our idea of launching a podcast, the responses were helpful and funny. The best response: “Podcasts are this generation's lower back tattoo.” 🤣

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No Coffee For 3 Months: Here's What Happened

For June, July, and August, I gave up coffee. This was the most difficult because it tapped into something I didn’t expect—a straight-up drug addiction.

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The Power of Listening

Here are a couple of tips on how to practice listening that is empathetic, attentive, and non-judgmental. 

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