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April 2008

A Small Triumph

I want to share a small triumph with you. I want to share it because it happened when my husband, Mike, and I were fighting. We don’t fight often, but when we do, old patterns from 32 years of marriage and 36 years of knowing each other still can kick in. And they aren’t pretty. …
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A Life Well Lived

April 16 was the first anniversary of the massacre at Virginia Tech, my alma mater. I was touched by the many ways people at Tech remembered the event—reading poetry, writing memorial letters, creating art on rocks to symbolize “hokie stones,” planting trees to honor the victims—all actions that honor and support and touch the heart. …
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The Single Most Motivating Factor

“I have this employee who can do the work, but just isn’t motivated. What can I do to motivate him (or her)?” I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard this question. I hear it in leadership workshops, I hear it from my coaching clients. It’s probably the most frustrating question leaders I …
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