Control What you Can

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Control What you Can

How many times have you been hit with a curveball–a company re-org, merger or downsizing, unexpected health diagnosis, or a problem with your car or home? Life happens, and despite your well-laid plans, you can’t control other people or events. The only person you can manage is yourself. A few years ago, I checked in with a friend whose company was going through bankruptcy. I asked him how he was coping, and his response was, “I control what I can–my results, my relationships and my reactions.” He had no idea what was going to happen, so he chose to create value...

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Cleaning out Closets, Part 2–Workplace Closets

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Cleaning out Closets, Part 2–Workplace Closets

When you move into a new house or apartment, everything is fresh, and you’re able to organize items that fit the space and are useful in your daily life. After a few years, you notice that the space has filled up with things that may be broken, forgotten or otherwise unusable. The same thing happens in workplaces. Over time, as customer requirements evolve, as process and technology improvements are made, as people and reporting structures change, the workplace soon becomes filled with stuff that no longer works, is inefficient, or requires “work-arounds”. Certain reports...

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Cleaning Out Closets, Part 1 – Personal Closets

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cleaning Out Closets, Part 1 – Personal Closets

Think about your clothes closet–do any of these statements apply to you? You can’t find a favorite shirt. Many items don’t fit anymore. Your closet’s so cluttered you can’t close the door, or you drape items over a piece of furniture. That expensive closet system is no longer efficient, because there’s too much stuff. You know you should get rid of items that are out of fashion, but they bring up great memories. You hang on to rarely worn items, because they cost a lot of money. There are many items you don’t wear because they need mending. Experts...

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Results vs. Face-time

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Results vs. Face-time

What do these things have in common: retail store, laptop, office, smartphone, factory, construction site, restaurant, bank, school? If you guessed they’re all workplaces, you’re correct! The workplace of today is vastly different than the traditional workplace, where company employees gathered in a common physical place to accomplish tasks. Technology, globalization and company restructurings have created opportunities for telecommuting, flexible schedules and teamwork across multiple time zones. Traditional employment agreements have changed as well – from all full-time...

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Ode to Tea

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Ode to Tea

Ah, tea, my life-long friend– faithful, unassuming, comforting friend.  You are happy to join me any time of day – whether sharing the morning’s news, as a mid-day pick-me-up or reflecting on the day’s events and preparing for sleep.   Ah tea, my versatile friend–there are so many ways to enjoy you – white, green, oolong or black, as well as a myriad of herbal options. Served hot or iced, with or without milk, in a beautiful mug or in a tall glass.   Ah, tea, my feisty friend– who knew you were such a fighter? With your little arsenal of...

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