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A worksheet on values (authentic & aspirational)

A worksheet on values (authentic & aspirational)

If someone were to ask you what you value, could you tell them? You could probably list a few of your values quite easily, and even describe how these play out in your life. You might even be honest enough to talk about the ones you struggle to live by, despite their...

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Recommend someone on LinkedIn to show thanks

Recommend someone on LinkedIn to show thanks

It's a given to thank someone when they've done good work. I'm sure you do this all the time! It's less common, however, to go that extra step and let the individual's director, manager, colleagues or network know about the great work that has been done. Sure, it...

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10 tips for planning an effective workshop

10 tips for planning an effective workshop

I love helping people and sharing what I know. This post is a way to do both--and will be of interest to individuals who are keen to build their facilitation skills. The "bigger" message is: (1) don't dismiss your experience as insignificant and (2) share what you...

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25 years together

25 years together

Raúl and I celebrated 25 years together in October. Unlike in past years when we barely acknowledged the milestone of another year, we decided to do something special this time. Not because it felt obligatory, but because we both genuinely wanted to recognize this...

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5 ways to go deeper with your CliftonStrengths results

5 ways to go deeper with your CliftonStrengths results

Has this happened to you: You've taken an online assessment to learn more about yourself, read it over, gleaned some insights, and then shelved the report?...Result: you have a vague memory (maybe) of what it was about and that there was useful stuff in there. From my...

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The power of accountability

The power of accountability

In this video, I share about the power of accountability to get things done. I'm talking about those things that are important to you, but that you may be dragging your feet on ... https://youtu.be/rKSr_QGdFa8 Do you have a goal that would benefit from accountability?...

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What I love most about working from home

What I love most about working from home

I'm an introvert and I'm also easily distracted and bothered by noise. So, I am en-joy-ing working from home! It is utterly delicious. My "regular" (non-COVID-19) situation was that I went to the University of British Columbia (UBC) several days per week for my...

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Worksheet for perfectionists: Stop, start, continue

Worksheet for perfectionists: Stop, start, continue

If you're a perfectionist, you have undoubtedly had the experience of working on a goal but not making progress in the ways you had hoped. Your own high standards may be holding you back. Maybe you're spending too much time on a particular task or taking too many...

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