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Predictability Interrupted #265

Published on February 21, 2020 Written by

Old habits die hard. No matter how many opportunities I have to recognize the patterns which inform my behaviors, I am continuously surprised how it confronts my thinking when a pattern is interrupted. Today, all of the parking spaces I “usually” park in were full. When I realized I was driving around our relatively small […]

Travel Hacks #264

Published on February 20, 2020 Written by

When you travel a lot, you find ways to make it easier, more efficient, and less stressful. I’ve accumulated some tips to make it easier for me to leave on a moment’s notice and make it a full week by only packing a carry on (most of the time).  Here are my favorites as I’ve […]

Play Like it Matters #263

Published on February 19, 2020 Written by

What happens when you believe something is as good as done, only it’s not? The San Francisco 49ers were up 10 points in the Superbowl with just 10 minutes to play. The statistics said the game was as good as theirs. Only it wasn’t. In the last 10 minutes of the game, the Kansas City […]

Uniting Our Talent As One #262

Published on February 18, 2020 Written by

If you read yesterday’s blog, this one will connect well. I heard a statistic on the radio right after the Super Bowl: 22 of 54 Super Bowls have been won by four teams. That’s right! Almost half of the games have been won by the same four teams. The most winning teams are: Patriots – […]

In Search of Teamwork #261

Published on February 17, 2020 Written by

In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni says “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare… If you could get all of the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate […]

Lesson Learned #260

Published on February 14, 2020 Written by

Perspective is priceless. In the past few weeks, I was on a combination work/vacation in Key West. It was glorious to walk and enjoy the pristine 65-75-degree weather during the height of our grey Minnesota winter for a week. While the location wasn’t my favorite destination, we found lovely shops, things to do and amazing […]

My New Mantra #259

Published on February 13, 2020 Written by

You don’t have to love it. Rhoda Olsen has been a mentor to me for the past 10+ years. She’s an authentic leader, a straight shooter and a source of learning every time I interact with her. You can listen and learn from her in this podcast We were discussing some big decisions and potential […]

Getting Unstuck #258

Published on February 12, 2020 Written by

It’s lonely at the top. It’s not just a phrase if you’re the CEO, a leader, or a single parent. There are many situations in life where anyone can feel isolated, alone and unsure. What can you do when you’re in that situation, feeling vulnerable, scared and wishing for a lifeline? I’ve found several things […]

Thank You Bruce Lee #257

Published on February 11, 2020 Written by

Bruce Lee is an iconic master who sets the bar high for those interested. His four secrets to mastery: 1. Research your own experience. 2. Absorb what is useful. 3. Reject what is useless. 4. Add what is specifically your own. This is sage advice for those of us pursuing our own path to mastery. […]

Game Changers #256

Published on February 10, 2020 Written by

Recently, I watched the movie “Game Changers” and it made quite an impact on me (and my husband Kevin). It’s worth the watch, and more importantly, caused me to change my thinking and actions. I have been into a healthy lifestyle most of my life, I like being active, eating well and consistently working to […]