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Get out of the parking lot.

  • February 14, 2017

Parking Lots. They come in all sizes and shapes.  You see them everywhere.  They serve the same purpose worldwide. And yet they are a source of entertainment for me. Watching people find “their place” in this ecosystem is fascinating.  Some…

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It’s all a matter of perspective.

  • January 18, 2017

I could hear the passion and growing disgust in the conversation behind me. It was a long day of travel and I was mildly amused that someone else shared the challenges of the day. Until, I could see the conversation was…

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A Leader’s Responsibility.

  • October 25, 2016

During workshops and talks, I’m often asked what to do when you hire someone who just isn’t measuring up. Sometimes people actually tell me the person they hired is an idiot. I tell people don’t be so hard on yourself.…

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Are you admiring the problem?

  • September 27, 2016

The day finally arrived.  Lunch had been on the books for 3 months.  I arrived early, as I didn’t want to cut our time together short.  It had been too long.  And the conversation started just where we left off…

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The crazy won’t last forever…

  • September 13, 2016

The plane just landed. As I powered up my phone, I walked to pick up my bags.  It was a long week on the road but I saw a text from a friend. Her night was free and she wanted…

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Do you Collaborate or Cooperate?

  • August 30, 2016

Two words that are similar but vastly different in their impact to driving sustainable change and innovation. Do you collaborate...look for the best and most diverse team to drive results? Or do you co-operate standing on the sidelines while others drive…

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Change means celebrate forward…

  • July 12, 2016

In a world that crashes forward at an accelerating pace, what does forward mean? This is important. We often judge success based on the final or finished outcome. Should that be the only measure of success?  Because going forward in…

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NO Labels please…I am more than that.

  • April 26, 2016

I recently had an opportunity to participate in the Twin Cities Business Annual Luncheon focused on Women in Corporate Leadership.  I was honored to be part of the program. It’s a sold out event every year.  And one that I…

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Change Management…allow for an imprint.

  • March 8, 2016

Say the word "change" to anyone, and I'm sure you get the same response.  The glazed look and the  “really," is this necessary? I know you’ve seen it too. Change is all around us.  And we engage in the changes that…

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When what matters is clear.

  • February 9, 2016

Funny how time, the pace of change and urgency can drive a scurry of activity but not necessarily a good result. It takes leadership to stop. And courage to seek clarity. It's usually met with resistance. We can't do that…

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