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Is Nowhere Safe Anymore?

Is Nowhere Safe Anymore?

Originally posted on LinkedIn Nope. We have never been guaranteed safety. No building. No gathering. No park. No relationship. Never. However, because we have become accustomed to the many blessings that we have, and the relative safety of our environments, we have...

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What “IF” we would learn to really do this?

What “IF” we would learn to really do this?

Originally posted on LinkedIn This poem has been running through my mind a lot lately. Watching good people be vilified on social media. Watching more good people be devastated by hurricanes and other natural disasters. Watching hard working, well intentioned people...

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10 ways to survive constant stress at work

10 ways to survive constant stress at work

as published on Ladders August 18, 2017 The world is groaning for authentic, powerful, compassionate, and wise leaders. No matter what your ranking on the corporate ladder, you can make a profound footprint in this world. You may want to make a contribution. But with...

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Marianne Clyde Center Wins “Best of Warrenton 2017”!

Marianne Clyde Center Wins “Best of Warrenton 2017”!

by Aimee O'Grady, as published in Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine August 13, 2017 Over a decade in Japan, immersed in the Japanese culture and surrounded by their practice of Zen had a profound influence on Marianne Clyde. Her practice, The Marianne Clyde Center for...

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The Danger of Reaction vs. The Wisdom of Response

The Danger of Reaction vs. The Wisdom of Response

I was asked to comment recently on the debacle over diversity at Google. As I follow that story and others with a similar chaotic mess, I feel compelled to emphasize the importance of grounding and control for the business leader. Every day, no matter what business...

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The Great American “Shut Down” (and how you can be heard)

The Great American “Shut Down” (and how you can be heard)

You’ve seen it happen. It’s probably happened to you. And quite possibly you’ve returned the favor in some way. You are trying to convey a message that is of utmost importance to you, but you can immediately detect the moment the wall goes up in the listener as...

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Are You Prepared to Make a Difference?

Originally published on LinkedIn   Ugh! Every time I hear of another shooting, or I turn on the news and hear a shouting match between talking heads, or watch violent protests, sporting hateful signs and people spewing hate. Every time I see a bitter Facebook...

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5 Ways to Keep the Peace When Things Get Tough at Work

5 Ways to Keep the Peace When Things Get Tough at Work

Originally published on LinkedIn You can't control the chaos. Deadlines are going to come and go. People are going to have ups and downs. The economy will wax and wane. But just because you can't control chaos, doesn't mean that you have to be a part of it or a victim...

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You Gotta Make Some Noise

You Gotta Make Some Noise

Originally published on LinkedIn. You have some great ideas. But they don't seem to get out into the public. Your thoughts are worthy and useable. But nobody seems to repost, share or retweet. It can get discouraging and it's easy to begin to believe that what you...

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