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Change is the Only Constant

It’s a hackneyed phrase for sure. But that doesn’t make it wrong.  Here in Ontario, budget cuts, elimination of needed programs and supports in health, the environment, and now arts and culture, are putting added pressure on already pressured non-profit leaders. It’s hard to know which way to turn. Today the Ontario Arts Council announced […]

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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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