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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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Getting Naked…Why Not? The Trees Do It!

It’s the time of year when many of us think about putting on a sweater and our boots and enjoying an autumn walk. It’s also the time of year that the trees shed their leaves… essentially, they get naked. From my office windows I watch oak and maple trees show off all spring and summer […]

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Why Do They Do That? Conclusion (for now…)

Thank you for hanging around the past four months while I had fun with this series, Why Do They Do That?  Every one of us has a view of OUR OWN world.  My intention has been to share key tidbits so that we have a glimpse of how OTHERS view the world.  The four types […]

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Why Do They Do That? Part 4: Data Driven

Last month I wrote about working with and understanding the ‘Steady and Supportive’ set in the workplace.   Did you recognize anyone you know?  This month will conclude the four-part Workstyle series, Why Do They Do That … we are going to step into the world of the Data Driven person.   This is the group that […]

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Why Do They Do That? Part 3: Steady and Supportive

Last month I wrote about working with and understanding the ‘Social Animals’ in the workplace.   I had one person thank me for telling ‘her’ story and she shared it with colleagues so they knew something about her!  Brilliant idea if I do say so myself.  I also shared that I was one-half Social Animal and […]

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Why Do They Do That? Part 2: Social Animals

Last month I wrote about working with and understanding the ‘bold and blunt’ style, and I received an awesome response!  Some told me that THEY were the bold and blunt and thanked me for shedding some light for those that didn’t understand them.  Others reached out to say thank you because they have identified a […]

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Why Do They Do That?

Have you ever looked at a co-worker (or two) and wondered, “Why do they do that?”  Maybe they procrastinate endlessly.  Or perhaps they seem to be so social that they lack focus.  Are you someone that ‘says it like it is’ and yet you don’t seem to get the reaction you are looking for?  After […]

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