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The Secret to High Performance: Happiness in the Workplace

(A portion of this article first appeared in the NAHB Professional Women in Building, Spring 2014 edition of  Building Women magazine) The past 10 years have been an interesting journey for me as I have searched high and low for the magic ingredient, the “special sauce”, if you will, that...

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Feedback: Cruel or Kind?

Note: this is the second in a series of posts I am writing on the elements of being a successful manager. For the first entry, see People First, the Human Factor. We hear the word “Feedback” thrown around all the time: “I’m open to feedback”, “I’d really like your feedback”,...

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People First, The Human Factor

It was a busy morning, with client deliverables, an internal presentation to create, and plenty of emails awaiting responses. As I settled into my desk preparing to dig into the long list of tasks, I was met by coworker after coworker who wanted to talk to me. One wanted to talk about a health...

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Mindful Consulting

The other day I sat down with my client; we typically have only one scheduled meeting per week and it is packed in between many other things that we have to do. Often our meetings end abruptly or with hanging conversations as we both pack up our laptops or type out one last email before moving on to...

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The Importance of Process

We’re in the “dog days” of summer and that can only mean two things: Popsicles and Caiman planning for a new fiscal year! The latter was a great opportunity to reflect upon what worked well and what changes we want to make to achieve our near and mid-term goals. Caiman is a small but growing...

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Contribute Your Whole Self

A dear friend passed away recently in a tragic, unexpected accident. This special person lived life to the fullest, embracing the concept that each day is a gift - “that’s why it is called the present.” This huge loss served as a reminder that the world can be a better place if we each...

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The PC is dead! Long live the PC!

Back in the 1970s – when the word “computer” meant “mainframe” – most industry experts scoffed at the idea of the personal computer edging out mainframes. PCs were so much less powerful! They couldn’t do anything a real computer could do! Within a decade, however, PCs were dominant –...

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Health Care 2014: How should health care companies, providers, and insurers react to change in the industry?

A few months ago there was some news out of Seattle that made health care industry watchers sit up and take note. Group Health, a nonprofit which provides health care and coverage for over 700,000 people across Washington and Idaho, released a memo saying that they needed to cut $250 million in...

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