Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Keeping a journal has many advantages and benefits. Whether you write a few lines or pages, through journaling, you can record and track a lot of information that can be easily retained for future reference. You can actually see what you were thinking because your thoughts and experiences are in a journal. When you commit to writing them down, you…

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Mental Wellness in the Workplace

“Our people are our greatest and most valued asset.” As we head into mental health week today, and year two of a global pandemic, it’s time to have some important conversations and make crucial decisions about how to support both our own mental health and that of all our employees. This year, organizations are realizing the toll that the pandemic…

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Time for Picnics…and Meetings?

Recently I was chatting with a few of my colleagues, bemoaning all the limitations the pandemic is putting on our relationships with our clients. We used to take clients out for lunch, dinner, or meet them for coffee, and relax while we built relationships, solved challenges, and grew our businesses. But that’s just not possible anymore. Or is it? While…

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Getting the Most out of Your Life (In a Bucket)

“Hello, My Name is Peter and I Make Mistakes” We all do it. We all make mistakes. We’ve all done things we shouldn’t—or wish we hadn’t. Welcome to the human race. A race made up of making small and large mistakes. I often see a sense of relief in people when they finally accept their humanity and give themselves permission…

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Atrophy: A Withering Death!
Use it or Lose it

Part 3 of 3 Don’t Let Your Business Atrophy! After talking about keeping our bodies away from atrophy in Part 1, and then our relationships from the same fate in Part 2, it’s time to talk about the shape of our businesses during this very strange time. I know a lot of you took a virtual ‘kick to the business…

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Atrophy: A Withering Death! Use it or Lose it

Are You Facing Relationship Atrophy? I suspect at this point in the pandemic we’ve all spent more time in close quarters with our partners, children, roommates, and maybe even parents than we ever believed possible. With the exception of a few people who seemed to absolutely thrive in this new reality, it’s been hard on most relationships. After writing in…

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Atrophy: A Withering Death!
Use it or Lose it

Part 1 of 3 As we continue to live through these current days that will affect our futures, I’ve been thinking back to one of the times in my recent past that still impacts me today. I experienced a serious health crisis a couple of years ago that had me fighting for my life in the ICU for ten days.…

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Good Trouble in 2021

by Peter Comrie One of the most meaningful quotes I have ever heard is from the late John Lewis. He was a civil rights activist in the United States, a politician that served 17 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, a key leader in the 1963 March on Washington, and one of many beaten by police in the 1965…

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The Kindness Challenge: Part 2 Corporate Edition

By Peter Comrie I assume you’ve all read part one of the Kindness Challenge: Part 1 Personal and are enjoying doing small acts of kindness every day. (Please let me know how that’s going!) But I’m not done with kindness! Part 2 is for all the business owners out there. Can you imagine what a powerful statement it would make…

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The Kindness Challenge: Part 1 Personal

By Peter Comrie One concept that continues to be popular into 2020 is ‘challenges’. For many of us, the willingness to participate in one of these social media challenges (or at least support it) started with the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS research. The Ice Bucket Challenge began with small roots (like so many big things) in…

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The “D” Word: Part 2

by Peter Comrie It turns out discipline is a popular topic! The response to my first article on discipline The “D” Word: Part 1 was positive, but people kept asking for more. So, I thought we could get into specific ways we can be more disciplined (without becoming robotic). Discipline: Why Bother? While I’d love to be considered an all-knowing…

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The Bailey Family – Part #2: Shared Vision and Values Help Chart the Course

by Cindy Radu In the introduction to the Bailey family  (www.fullspectrumleadership.com/the-bailey- family-a-family-in-conflict/), we saw conflict arise in the context of a family business transition against a backdrop of deteriorating family relationships. Mr. Bailey and his advisors had designed a business transition plan without the input of other family members.  When Mr. Bailey presented the plan to his son (Jeff) and…