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Thoughts From a Hospital Waiting Room

I spent two days this week in the hospital with my sister. One of her hips got old before its time and just completely wore itself out. So, she had total hip replacement surgery. The surgery went well, and her … Continue reading

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The Joy of Flow

I’m lying on my back underneath my house in central Texas repairing a copper pipe that burst during the February ’21 deep freeze. After locating the leak by pressurizing the pipes with water and finding where it cascades, like a … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You…..

I am sure you will agree that one of the most challenging tasks we have as managers and leaders is to incorporate new people into our businesses. The long-drawn-out question and answer process of interviews can be tedious and, in … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing Your Dictionary Doesn’t Tell You

My husband and I will be celebrating our 35th anniversary this year. It’s been a great adventure so far…but as you know from your own experience, every relationship comes with a unique set of challenges. So it’s a good thing … Continue reading

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New Norm is a new name for Change

This past February, I celebrated my 70th birthday. During our family gathering, the term “New Norm” became center stage of our conversation. I observed the fact that the term “New Norm,” while absent from my previous 69 years in this … Continue reading

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Perceptual Style, Communication, and Ego

Like many of you, my wife and I enjoy watching series on one of the many available streaming services. Getting involved in a story with interesting characters that develops over time is an enjoyable distraction from life’s daily challenges. While … Continue reading

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New Beginnings – Real and Premature

For over 12 months now, we’ve lived with global change due to COVID-19, and we have all responded to it with the typical human response to change.

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The Catalyst and Hope of Change

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

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Gary explores the concepts of change and transition with the overlay of COVID-19

COVID and the Change Crisis Heraclitus said, “There is nothing permanent except change.” Change is constant, but people don’t really like change. Even people who say they do are usually referring to things they have direct control of or events … Continue reading

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5 Myths about Business Travelers

Traveling a lot for work recently has provided me with some unique opportunities to observe people.   There are lots of stories and jokes and stereotypical characteristics about road warriors – people who travel a lot on business – and I … Continue reading

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