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Lessons from Difficult Conversations at CVS

Difficult conversations are happening all over the place, all day, every day. I’m so grateful I know how to have them with confidence. Otherwise, each one would be even more time-consuming and frustrating. Too often lately, I face difficult conversations with CVS...

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Opening New Dialogue

Opening New Dialogue

Who is enough? What is enough? How much is enough? Do you ever wonder? Lately I’ve been hearing from my inner critic a lot, the voice of what I like to call my Business Brain. It tells me I haven’t done enough research on middle schools, I’m not giving enough...

Should I Put Out This Fire?

Should I Put Out This Fire?

A whole world seems to have opened up before me since I started writing and teaching about HyperCompetence. The response from our community has been inspiring. It seems I’ve touched a nerve with a tribe of overdoing, overgiving, overtired women and their colleagues...

It’s Not Me. It’s You.

It’s Not Me. It’s You.

As I’ve continued to delve this summer into the crucial topic of The High Cost of HyperCompetence & Its Cure, I’ve noticed a startling pattern. So many of us who struggle with the costs of HyperCompetence seem to have a narcissist (usually one...

Not So Common Cents

Not So Common Cents

I am so excited! Now, “common-sense” marketing tells me to share what I learn only long after I learn it, so as not to publicize in real time any of the mistakes that I, a card-carrying human, am bound to make as I implement my learning.  Well, then, to...

I Break for Productivity

I Break for Productivity

This morning I had the pleasure of talking with one of my best friends on the phone.  I reached her on her cell.  “Am I interrupting your workday?” I asked. source: http://onlineclock.net “Well,” she said.”  “You are, but I’m having trouble feeling motivated to...

It’s All About That Base

It’s All About That Base

One of my clients is overwhelmed. Okay, most of my clients have been overwhelmed. But for this one, the feeling comes in regular waves.  And when one of those waves crests as it moves closer to shore, she asks me what to do.  In these moments it’s time to revisit...

Parking Between the Lines

Parking Between the Lines

I pull into the paid parking lot for the medical building across the street.  The attendant says to me “Park between the lines.” “No problem,” I think, and continue on my merry way.  Perhaps this is a good time to tell you that one of my secret talents (okay, my...

Definitely Not a Rabbi

Definitely Not a Rabbi

  Back in my early college days, I seriously considered becoming a rabbi. (What, were you doing something else at age 19?)  The leadership, community building, and cultural aspects of the role deeply appealed to me.  Ultimately I concluded my faith wasn’t...

The Power of One

The Power of One

During February vacation, my kids, my aunt and I went to see the new Disney movie McFarland USA. We sat in the new-fangled recliner seats, which are heavenly, but that’s a different story. Going in, here’s what I knew: it’s based on an actual high school coach who...

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