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Sharpen Your Saw in 2019

It’s hard to believe that the official beginning of winter and the new calendar year occurred only a few weeks ago! Many people use these milestones to reflect on the past year and plan for the future. As an interim Executive Director, I often find myself coaching staff who are experiencing a leadership transition. I […]

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Want Better Decisions? Science Says Take a Nap!

Ok, the nap idea is mine. But the science part is true. Fascinating new research into the way that the brain processes information suggests that the best way to improve decision-making is by utilizing the unconscious. Unconscious Thought Theory is based on research by social psychologists Ap Dijksterhuis and Loran Nordgren that shows the combination of rational or conscious […]

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How are you spending your life?

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard says it simply and pointedly: each day we do things we don’t value is a day we’ve lost. My own best days are started by meditation. I value meditation, in part, because it helps me pay real attention to all […]

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