January 10 , 2020 /

BUILD

Carla Silver, a friend and colleague, Executive Director of Leadership and Design, (www.leadershipanddesign.org) chose her #OneWord2020 and it is BUILD. While it may not come as a great surprise to those who know Carla and her team’s work at L+D, that word BUILD connected with my #OneWord2020 TIME in ways I had not imagined. One

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January 6 , 2020 /

MIND SET

I’ve wrestled with the notion of “mindset” at least since 2006 when Carol Dweck published Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, February 28, 2006 I would rather have “mind flow” fast or slow, and not have it either fixed, or open,as Dweck suggests.  I understand open is preferred over fixed, especially if you want to

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January 1 , 2020 /

TO BE DETERMINED

Arriving at the beginning of a new day, a new year and a new decade, “to be determined” seems to sum up any one of these points in time rather well. Those words can describe what is yet to be discovered, uncovered and experienced and/or an attitude of strong purpose and resolve. The double entendre

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December 27 , 2019 /

WORD FOR 2020

Spent time searching for my word for 2020 and wrote a blog about a conscious search: garygruber.com/searching-for-a-word Thought about other possibilities including words from the dimension of faith – hope, belief, and one with special appeal, grace. Considered what I believe we need more of for 2020: unity, empathy, collaboration. After days, three weeks of

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December 12 , 2019 /

GIFT OF A SMILE

So, I am standing next to the bananas, divided into two groups, organic and not. I wonder about the real difference besides the label and ten cents per pound in price.   A woman is standing a little to the left of the organic, which I always get, and I reached past her to grab a

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December 6 , 2019 /

SEARCHING FOR A WORD

My word for 2019 was BETTER and yes, it was.  I made a commitment to honor the words of Maya Angelou about being and doing better. She said, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”    About halfway through the year, I wrote a blog on

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