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5 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Two young women just out of university wanted to become entrepreneurs. Both were very intelligent and had become knowledgeable in their respective fields. In order to support themselves while starting their own businesses, they each took on assignments with my...

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Overpromising

Overpromising

When we over-promise and under-deliver we end up disappointing ourselves and others — while we scramble at the last minute to complete work and honour our commitments. It takes discipline, organization, and restraint to not over commit. In this mini-podcast, I...

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Surviving Grief 101: Notes from the Trenches

Surviving Grief 101: Notes from the Trenches

As you may know from my most recent post, my family and I have been grieving our mother and preparing for the death of my father, who’s in palliative care [as of this writing; he has since passed away]. I’ve been paying a lot of attention to how my days are going, and...

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Nice parking a$%hole: Leading with compassion

Nice parking a$%hole: Leading with compassion

I began to think about this a few weeks ago as I left a building where I’d spent the day with my mother in palliative care—the day before she died. I’d arrived in a hurry early that morning after one of my sisters called me in. My mother had had a hard night and we needed to make some decisions about dosage for morphine and other drugs, so my other sister and I had rushed to be with our family. I’d parked hastily in the dark, snow-covered visitors’ lot, and hadn’t given another thought to my car all day. Why would I? My mother was dying. 

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