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Commandment 4 – Support Is Not a Dirty Word

“Raise your hand if you hate asking anyone for support.” I can’t tell you how many times I ask that question and the whole room is full of hands in the air. The most common excuse that I hear is “it’s easier to do it myself.” The second most common excuse is “I don’t want […]

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Commandment 3 – Obey the Variables

Now that Commandment 1 and Commandment 2 have helped you to seek clarity and find focus, we move into the variables. I’m sure you have heard “location, location, location,” and this holds true in business communication, not just real estate. One variable is the place you communicate; this has incredible importance and in today’s world, […]

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Thou Shalt Be Focused

If Commandment One was Thou Shalt Not Be Vague (C1: seek to clarify your ideas before communicating), then Commandment Two (C2) is close on the heels with Thou Shalt Be Focused. This is the action of examining the true purpose of what we are saying and being clear about what we want to accomplish. I have to […]

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Are You Ready?

(Spoiler alert, this is a personal message!) This question has been with me all year in a profound way. “Are you ready, Lori?” This comes from last February when my mother passed away after a short illness. The question is not about my readiness to have my mother pass, because of course the answer is […]

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On Being Intentional

I recently had the privilege to speak to a group of 60+ high school seniors about being Intentional. I realized that I haven’t written about being Intentional for quite a while and wanted to share with you what I shared with the HS Seniors. No matter what you choose to do or where you choose […]

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Thou Shalt Not Be Vague

In February I promised a conversation about the #1 thing that is getting in the way of having a great experience at your workplace.  The year-end survey that I sent out to identify the top reasons there is dissatisfaction in the workplace revealed the #1 reason is…COMMUNICATION! Any idea how many different directions I can […]

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You Can’t Make Me: Part 2 (the Core)

Last month I shared the first scenario around why we have the “you can’t make me” response and how it relates to obstacles and fear of failure. This month I am going to look at the second reason that my clients (and myself) most often experience having a “you can’t make me” fit. Let’s take […]

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You Can’t Make Me!

“You can’t make me!” Sometimes you hear this verbally (think toddlers and teenagers) and sometimes you see it in the eyes, or even in someone’s actions (or lack of action). Have you ever wondered why we hear, or say, this? Hang on because I’m going to tell you… There are two main reasons that I […]

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What’s THAT About?

I was going to write about something joyful or inspirational this month, tis the season and all. However, I thought you might get more from a recent, somewhat uncomfortable, lesson that I learned. My gift to you this Holiday season is sharing my discomfort so that you may benefit. One of my great joys is […]

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Which One Are You?

Thankful: (adjective) pleased and relieved or an expression of gratitude. Grateful: (adjective) feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful. Gratitude: (noun) the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. This is the time of year when we talk more about being thankful and giving thanks; which is all […]

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