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Make 2019 a Year of Well-Being Dec 30, 2018

New Year’s commitments are almost always different renditions of the desire for better health, wellbeing, and happiness. Here are some surefire, research-based strategies for actually...

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Make Holiday Conversations Worth Having Dec 05, 2018

When you contemplate the holiday season, are you filled with visions of family togetherness? Or are you bracing for stress and tension? It’s often difficult to keep our hopes and...

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Transforming Culture One Conversation at a Time Oct 30, 2018

If you look up the meaning of culture, you’ll find a definition resembling this:

a: the customary beliefs, social norms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group, e.g.,...

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Restoring Civility to Our Conversations Sep 29, 2018

Cassandra Dahnke and Tomas Spath, Founders of the Institute for Civility in Government, define civility as “claiming and caring for one’s identity, needs, and beliefs without degrading...

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Building Community One Conversation at a Time Sep 29, 2018

If you look up the meaning of community. You’ll find a lifeless (IMHO) definition: people living in a certain place (as a village or city) : the area itself.

I don’t think this is what...

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Make it the Best School Year Yet! Sep 01, 2018

All across the country school is beginning.  Labor Day officially marks the end of the summer for everyone. If you’re a parent, grandparent, or favorite neighbor, help the kids you...

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Dealing with Divisiveness Aug 22, 2018

This week I was in a conversation with a group of business leaders about how to have a conversation worth having with someone who’s actions are sabotaging efforts to maintain a strong team....

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How to Be Happier Aug 16, 2018

I recently heard Professor Laurie Santos, Yale University, speak on positive education. The statistics about college student wellness flew in the face of what she and most of us might think....

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The Role of Conversation in Creative Problem-Solving Aug 12, 2018

I recently spoke with creativity consultant and expert, Dr. Amy Climer, about the role conversation plays in her work to ignite creativity for teams. Amy affirms, “Conversation plays a BIG...

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“Tough Conversations” Is an Illusion! Jul 04, 2018

What if tough conversations were only tough because of our mindset? Most of us use this label when we don’t know how to have a conversation without hurting someone’s feelings or...

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