Stress is Optional: Healthy Versus Unhealthy Stress

This is the third in a four part series. Read parts one and two here. Some stress is actually healthy, so it’s important to distinguish between the two. It’s not about eliminating stress entirely, but about creating internal emotional balance...

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Stress is Optional: Lead as You Would Like to Follow

This is the second in a four part series, which began here. Lead as you would like to follow. I came up with this phrase years ago and offer it to my clients to help them fast-track by emulating a...

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Stress is Optional: A Global Epidemic

This is the first in a four-part series. Why am I an advocate for convincing others that stress is optional? Simple—because it is simply not okay that there is a global stress epidemic. Moreover, it doesn’t need to be this...

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Eight Ways to Do Your Own “Back to School”

September is here – it’s time to head back to school. Have you sharpened your pencils and opened your books? That’s right, “back to school” isn’t just for the kids—we grown-up professionals can benefit from fall learning too. While many...

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The Importance (and Profitability) of Staying Human

By now, you may have heard artificial intelligence (AI) discussed in many contexts. To clarify, this article is not a sci-fi read. However, let’s take a moment to define it for the purpose of this article. AI generally involves...

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Introducing the HR Agility Scale

There has been an increased focus lately on the need for “HR agility” within progressive organizations seeking a competitive edge in the digital world. However, there is a lurking concern that such “agility” is in danger of becoming the...

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Meetings: The Mindful Minute

These days, it’s not such a rarity to attend a meeting where someone says ‘before we get into this meeting, let’s spend a mindful minute’. If you have ever participated in this, you know how amazing one quick minute...

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The Cost (and How to Counter) the Stress of 24/7/365

Your cell phone buzzes on a Thursday evening in the midst of family time. You answer and once again, off hours, are swept into work mode, compelled by the responsibilities of your professional role. Sounds familiar? Driven by technology, time...

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