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A glimpse of rapture, a glimpse of peace

I was walking by myself on a pristine beach in Mexico. It was early morning and the sun hadn’t quite made it’s appearance yet. Looking out to where the expansive gray-blue sky met the grayer, bluer ocean, I could feel … Continue reading

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Deepening relationships through contribution

A friend of mine is thinking of relocating to another city and was talking with me about finding a job there. “Do you think my boss would let me do my job from the new location? Or maybe there’s an … Continue reading

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A New Year’s resolution: Take control of your career

Reflect for a moment on your past few years at work. Have they been fulfilling?  Have the uncertainties decreased or increased?  Are you more or less optimistic about realizing your potential? If you don’t like your answers, one of the … Continue reading

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When you smile at the universe, the universe smiles back

I used to think of the universe as a rational, uncaring machine. If this, then that. And given that our world, never mind our universe, is so large, I couldn’t see how we could make much of a practical difference. … Continue reading

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25 books that changed me

When you think about it, a book is a truly magical thing. For the cost of a lunch, you can have an experience that can change your life. And that experience can be made even more profound when the book … Continue reading

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Taming the hamsters in my head

“Are you okay, darling?” My wife heard me cursing to myself in the shower and she was concerned. It was a normal day and a normal shower. But I was so busy thinking about things that made me angry that … Continue reading

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Unlocking potential in your organization

What do you expect from other people? From yourself? It’s performance review season at many organizations, the time when we hand out labels related to each individual’s performance as well as their potential, reserving the best labels for a small … Continue reading

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