“An organization chart is a graphical representation of relationships between an organization’s departments, functions and people.” – Creately A few years ago I client told me about org charts. Specifically how they used one to outline what they chose to do and what they didn’t do. Having heard of org charts, and having a general…

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As I write this post, the world is in an extraordinary state of affairs. Several countries have lost many people to a pandemic, shifting economies and every day ways of doing. It’d be easy to curl up in a corner, wish it all away and go into Rip Van Winkle mode. What the world needs…

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Question for you today:   How do you weather a storm? How do you stay connected with people when there are real restrictions – When there’s a scare of contamination, simply by in-person together?   Answer: You keep connecting, in different ways.   It’d be easy to suck into the fervor and fear right now…

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Your website if not for you. It’s for your customers, your community, your past present and future clients. A public website is all about communication with the world. It’s your unique singular magic platform that you – and you alone – can control and manage and develop. It’s a phenomenal opportunity for human connection to…

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  Workshop guest: I really enjoyed your [Making Positive Connections] workshop. So did my co-workers! Very fun and engaging. Take Care, B Me: Great to hear it, B. Thanks for the feedback. Was there a particular idea or ‘juice’ you found especially resonant? Guest: I keep thinking about the “why”. I have so many of…

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“I spent the day in a neighboring town finishing up the selection of materials for my bathroom remodel and doing a little shopping. At each place I stopped I found myself striking up conversation with at least one person. The elder lady, in the shoe department at first thought I was a bit crazy when…

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I grab these books to remind, refresh and keep teaching myself their valuable lessons. They came with me this week to a workshop, where I quoted, referenced, encouraged and actually gave one forward. They’ve all got Connecting lessons and value, something to teach us in connecting, regardless of the titles. Which ones have you read?…

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The L’s of Human Connection are Listening and Language. I’d give a HELLYEA to what Julian Treasure teaches: listening is a gift of love. To respect and be patient and truly l i s t e n to someone is magic. To be genuinely listened to is equally magic. Really tuning into another person by…

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Hmmm… I was thinking…. wonder what BNE GRL means? I was making my way into a donut shop and walked by a car parked with these letters on a vanity plate. Since it was a small shop and I noticed the driver getting out just ahead of me, waiting right before me, I saw an…

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How we speak to one another has everything to do with how we connect. For example, if someone gives you a compliment and they use ‘and’ in the sentence, they’re more likely a connector. If they use ‘but’ they’re likely not a connector. Connectors look for and use bridges. And is a bridge. Check this…

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