Category Archives: Change

But that’s what I’d said!

There’s a stage in one’s professional life that is defined by spending our days figuring out right answers. Do this analysis. Value this company. Research this donor. Share your recommended plan of action. This is an important skill to develop … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

When I take time off in December and don’t travel I inevitably find my way back to the piano.  I played classical piano very seriously for about 20 years, so it’s part of me and part of who I am, … Continue reading

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7 words to increase your productivity

“What would help me the most is…” Whether to a peer, a boss, a Board member, someone you are fundraising from or a friend, the act of clearly and specifically asking for help is transformative. Of course it is easier … Continue reading

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Where the Magic Happens

I’m a big believer in people’s capacity to change. In fact, I think that one of the most powerful levers we have in life is recognizing that we can change.  This can be around mental plasticity – realizing our ability … Continue reading

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You’re repeating yourself

Why yes, that’s on purpose. Did you know that children often need to be exposed to new foods 10-15 times before they’re happy to eat them? Same thing with ideas and action, it turns out.

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Starting something

“OK get ready New York!!!” shouts an older African American gentleman on the uptown 1 subway in New York City.  He’s dressed in perfectly-pressed ivory linen pants and a neat white collared shirt. And then he bursts into song, belting … Continue reading

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A week

It hasn’t been a great winter for running for me.  Between the cold snowy weather, late sunrises and general busyness, I’ve just not gotten out there that often. That didn’t stop me from deciding, this past weekend, to take my … Continue reading

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