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Yearly Archives: 2013

Steps Toward Team Building

Recently I have been blessed with the experience of working with a tight knit, cohesive and collaborative team.  It was a small team and there was a strong sense of belonging to something that was bigger than ourselves as individuals.  There wasn’t a hierarchy within the team but there were three distinctive roles and we […]


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Where are all the Girls?

There is a wonderful picture on my computer screensaver, taken last September, of my husband and I, surrounded by our five granddaughters (ranging in age from four months to almost 7 years old).   Each time that photo catches my eye, I still find myself in a kind of almost happy disbelief, for the score […]


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6 Rules for Looking Good!

It’s always important to look good.  I know, some of you are thinking this is about looking good to others like saving face, or one upmanship.  No, what I’m talking about is looking good!     There are so many people walking around out there that really could present themselves in a much better light. […]


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Dialogue With Difference

If you were to look up the word ‘tolerance’ in the dictionary, it would tell you that it means ‘broad-mindedness, lenience or acceptance’… much to my surprise.   However, dictionary.com resonates more closely with my interpretation of this word: ‘the act or capacity of enduring; endurance’.   For example: “My tolerance of noise is limited”. […]


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Cultural Intelligence and Aging Parents

Most days, when I take the time to read the newspaper, I find an article about another country that provokes me to reflect on what I might learn about their culture.   Recently, I saw a small article on new Chinese Legislation in the International Herald Tribune. The header read ‘Law requires children to visit […]


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