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Forget about that Oddly-Proportioned Cat: You Truly Are Creative

As a five-year-old child, I coveted two things.

The first was my best friend’s really cool mini flashlight. (What can I say?!)

The second was her artistic ability.

It is pretty messed up...

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What IKEA, Mark Bittman, and I Have in Common

Retailer IKEA sells furniture with infamously wordless assembly instructions. While they are surprisingly effective, they seem to invite the classic “IKEA hacks.” 

Chef Mark...

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Serving in Unprecedented Times

deep dive Aug 10, 2020

I was shocked. I couldn’t believe my manager.

“We have to bring them here,” he said.

Although I didn’t believe it at the time, we would bring them here. Not only would it be...

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3 Signs that You’re a “Growing Leader”

At Cresta Solutions, I primarily serve growing leaders at educational organizations, helping them get breakthrough, sustainable results on their projects. 

“OK, that’s great and...

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What do you stand for? (Part 2 of 2)

In my last Rapid Read, I asked you what you stood for, told you what I stood for, and explained how my personal values inspired the five core beliefs of my business. Today I’m digging into...

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What do you stand for? (Part 1 of 2)

A few years ago I sat with a long list of words in front of me, orange highlighter in hand. I started by highlighting all the words that resonated with me. Being someone who loves words in all...

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How Your Organization Can Get Back on Track & Thrive in Two Hours

deep dive Apr 27, 2020

What fascinates me above all else is culture. The cultures of nations, ethnic groups, professions, societies, organizations, teams, and more. So naturally, the diagram in Marc Berman and Tracy...

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A Simple Experiment in Spreading Happiness

The Experiment

When I took a jog this morning, I "ran" an experiment. (Yes, pun intended!) My hypothesis was that if I warmly and energetically greeted the people I passed, that I would feel...

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5 Approaches that Helped Me Read 57 Books Last Year

deep dive Jan 02, 2020

The fact that I read 57 books last year was not due to a new year’s resolution. The accomplishment of reading 57 books is largely due to five approaches that I discovered, after I adjusted...

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Hosting a Solid Team Building Event on a Limited Budget

deep dive Dec 27, 2019

Hosting a successful team building event on a limited budget is possible. In fact, having a limited budget may lead you to explore activities, locations, and facilitators that you would not have...

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