Internal audit

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The MBA world is nothing if not solution-oriented. It’s full of past, present and future consultants, and even those of us who don’t fit that mold are all about fixing what’s broken, or at least could be better (and what can’t be better, right??), in most of what we do.

When diagnosing a problem – or let’s say an “opportunity” – for a team or organization, how often does the issue turn out to be something internal? Pretty often, actually. Read More


Monday Moment: Crest, fallen

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A little more inspiration from summer before it finds its way out…simply, put, it’s not what happens to you, but how you respond to it. Control what you can, which usually means yourself, and not much more than that. It’s easy to forget that, though, and to believe that our thoughts and emotions are in charge of themselves. They’re going to pop up – yes – but when they do, your choice is the same as when something happens outside of you. Engage and give it power, or don’t. See it, and believe it or don’t. Surf, or get swept up. That’s the part that’s always up to you, and with each wave, you have the ability to choose again.

Photo credit: Laura Connesson


“No-Fail” Friday: Currently unavailable

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If you kept up with us this week, you know we talked about both the challenge and the liberation of learning to say “no” to people, projects and even “opportunities” that your intuition tells you aren’t right, or are just aren’t right for right now. Everyone’s different, but for some of us, it’s easier to please others than it is to do right by ourselves. You don’t have to look hard to realize that we have ourselves a pretty substantial mindfulness challenge right here. I know, I know…but it is ok to say “yes” to this one.  Read More


Not for me

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You all know that the topics I write about here aren’t coming from a place of high-and-mightiness, right?  I’m usually writing about things that I’m in the process of learning, or learning again, myself. Rumi said that “When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from one who has never left home.” So, good news if you happen to be interested in taking my advice: I’m definitely right there on that journey, too.

There’s a thought that has been running through my mind lately, and for good reason. Read More