Archive for December 2017

Disconnecting & Connecting: Both Are Required

Who will you connect with – and disconnect with – in 2018? Connections start with a single move. A comment to another person standing in line to get coffee. A complement to someone next to you at the conference. A smile to the person also standing in the rain, waiting for the bus.  Holding the…

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The First Step In Connecting: Mindset

The first step in connecting is an active awareness that you want to meet other people. It’s making up your mind that you’re going to go forth and connect. It’s not the handshake, it’s not the business card or phone number exchange, it’s not ‘networking.’ All these ideas are valid – yet they are not…

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The 5 Day Connecting Challenge Kickoff: Webinar 1.9.18

Save the date – register today!! The 5 Day Connecting Challenge Kick off Webinar When: January 9th, 2018, 8 – 9 am PST. What: This webinar will kick off The 5 Day Connecting Challenge – a week full of learning how & why to connect with other people. Why: Who we’re connecting with and are…

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Useful Books For Leaders

A colleague called me last week and asked me for a book recommendation. She had a specific kind of book in mind for the recipient, so I put my best brains forward to conjure some suggestions that might fit with her intended. After I offered the 5th or 6th book, I shared, “remember – I’m…

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Connecting With Geena Davis

I’ve long been an admirer of Geena Davis. Ms. Davis has high standards and helps lift her profession by her choices of acting roles. She’s smart (Mensa member), savvy and provides and aspirational example for all people. She makes change happen. SeeJane.org is the entity Ms. Davis founded, with her Geena Davis Institute on Gender…

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Who Can You Meet On A Hike?

[scene: clear and short sleeve comfortable day, Columbia River gorge, 2010] A group of professionals assemble for a hike following a regional industry meeting. We begin at the trail head, following the leader down the trail. It’s one of those organic sort of activities – everyone knows about it, you don’t have to register –…

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