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YES, VIRGINIA, CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

Leading and managing change in a world of complexity, there is simply no road map, recipe or formula for success.  Alli Polin is right when she says, “Honestly, everyone, even the most seemingly confident person, is figuring it out as they go. You’re not alone.” Janet Ford and Rick Walters, in their publication “Managing Dynamic

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GOING BACK

It’s been a long time since I visited my undergraduate college campus so when I received an invitation to attend a reunion = a coming together after a period of separation – I thought, why not?  It would be fun to see the place, visit some favorite spots, see what has changed and celebrate with

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WORK LIFE BALANCE IS A MYTH

The second definition of myth is “a widely held but false belief or idea.”  The first definition has to do with a story that we tell to explain things we may not understand.  Regardless of definitions, here’s why I believe most of the palaver about work life balance is either a false idea or a

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UPDATES AND DOWNLOADS

Do you get notices that either a piece of software or an application needs to be “updated” and “downloaded” to be sure that you have the latest and greatest?   It seems to me this has become part of a daily routine like brushing your teeth or taking a shower.  It cleans up the old

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A HARD LOOK AT SCHOOL CULTURE

Starting in 1964 and stopping full time involvement in 2011, I worked with three types of schools that “educate” most of the K-12 children in the United States – public, private and charter which is a public school of choice.  Approximately 1,770,000 students are home schooled.    As we approach the end of another academic

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IT’S NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE

There is a well-documented article in the June 4-11, 2018 issue of The New Yorker Magazine by Jelani Cobb about white spaces where many of us have lived and worked: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/04/starbucks-and-the-issue-of-white-space The issue of racism, especially implicit bias, goes largely unnoticed until it is brought into our consciousness by some of the events which we

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THE WAVE

What mental or emotional connection do you experience when you see or hear the word, WAVE? Please feel free to offer that up in the comment section below as well as anything else that you may want to share. What sparked this blog was my visit to the ocean on May 2. I started in

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CHANGE COMMUNICATION: CASE IN POINT

When the #Change Blog Challenge appeared on my Twitter feed, my response was why not? Change has been a theme for much of my work for some 50 years.  The topic for this quarter is “Change Communication” and what can be more important than the way we communicate change whether helping others understand and apply the

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SPENDING OR INVESTING

Everyone has an “auto-biography” whether or not it is written down in words.  How we live our lives, what Annie Dillard calls how we “spend” our days is how we “spend” our lives.  I want to suggest that instead of thinking of this time, (past, present and future), as spending, we think of it as

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  1. Gary Gruber, Teacher, Coach, Consultant - Hélène T. Stelian Coaching

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