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Journey to Vietnam

Vietnam, here I come.  This will be my last blog for a few weeks as I leave technology behind so I can be more fully present to explore and soak in the beauty around me.

Get Better Ideas Faster with Brainwriting

If you really want to generate the best idea or solution write first, talk second. When you separate idea generation from discussion you not only generate more ideas, but you will generate more original ideas.

What Would Dory Do? (WWDD)

Characters in the movie, Finding Dory, ask, What Would Dory Do (WWDD)? when faced with a difficult situation.  Dory, the friendly but forgetful, blue tang fish goes in search of her long-lost parents and everyone learns a few

Get Your Hustle On

There are two kinds of people - those who do and those who don't.  Which are you?  Maybe it's not that simple, but when you study highly successful people you don't find them binge watching

Ready, Set … Ask

It is so easy for our communication with others to get derailed.  There are infinite distractions that can get in our way and often we are so busy preparing our response that we aren't truly

The Lightness of Being

The moment we try to be still, we discover just how restless our mind can be. The harder we force it to be calm, the worse it gets.   With practice we can come into

Who is Responsible for Career Development Anyway?

Remember when there used to be a career ladder to climb?  Flatter organizations, frequently changing organizational structures and newly emerging jobs have kicked the ladder out from many people. Career Development is an exploration and

Using the F Word at Work

Some people would rather drop the "f" bomb at work than talk about the other "f" word - feelings.  That's right - feelings have a place at work.  How can they not? We are after

The Least Amount

I have always been one to give my fullest effort, but at a certain point in my life between family, career and well-being that became almost impossible. As I started to reexamine my life, I

The Ideal Team Player

One of the benefits of being a Board Member for Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire are the professional development opportunities that are available.  This week I got a preview of Patrick Lencioni's newest book,