Category Archive for 'Breaking Space :: Relationship Building & Maintenance'

Happy Halloween! Today, I ran into many cute miniature tigers and superheroes as well as giant-sized bumble bees. And, I was amused and delighted. October 31st is one of the few times it’s socially acceptable to wear masks. The rest of the time, transparency is the key to being trusted in the marketplace.

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Jane, the new secretary was recently put in charge of ordering all the yearly office supplies for her 40-person team. Many people ordered the same items, yet rather than purchase the items in bulk on one order, Jane placed 40 individuals orders for the supplies as the requests came in. This caused a number of […]

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A recent article in T&D Magazine, published by the American Society of Training & Development, outlined four key barriers to women rising through the ranks in the workplace: 1) age, 2) lack of role models, 3) motherhood and 4) qualifications and experience. The report, based on a UK survey of 1,000 women didn’t reveal surprising news, but […]

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A few weeks back I attended a networking function and saw someone I had recently added to my LinkedIn network.  I smiled really wide and waved, but the person only briefly looked my way then later walked right past me. 

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A friend posted a question on Facebook today that gave me an idea for my February blog post. The topic is super timely considering today is Valentine’s Day – a day all about relationships. The inquiry was, “If you and someone do not talk for whatever reason and they do not even comment or hit […]

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Several months ago I read a column by life coach Mel Robbins in Success Magazine that made me both smile with self-righteousness and rankle with guilt. In the article, Mel recounts a personal story of a relative standing her – and her very excited child – up for a playdate without calling to let them know, “Hey, don’t […]

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Several months ago I subscribed to Netflix as one of the apps on my iPad. Since it’s so portable, I can take it with me to do a number of things around the house and elsewhere like sorting laundry/mail or enjoying lunch while I catch up on movies and past TV programs I have not […]

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Our recent Working Knowledge Radio episode entitled, “No, Excuse You!” brought to the forefront quite a few concerns we all have or should have with how we are interacting with each other these days. In our fast paced society, people feel further and further apart emotionally due to all the convenient barrier-creating technologies like texting, […]

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SECURE YOUR SUCCESS … Dare to Invest  – In Others A former Fortune 500 executive, turned Bishop Ben Gibert, frequently says in his sermons, what you do for another man, God will do for you as he encourages parishioners to donate money to buy houses and cars for the needy even though they may not […]

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Let’s face it, every one of us adults made it to the age we are by way of the rocky dirt road called “The Teenage Years.” For all but a rare few of us, we changed our hair, our clothes, our friends and decided on our values during this period. As our parents can tell, […]

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