Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Real Potential of Team Building

“Team building” is one of the most meaningless phrases in the English language. That’s right – meaningless. Yet requests for “team building” is the single most frequent request I receive from business executives, managers and team leaders. Almost always, they … Continue reading

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A Career Planning Checklist for Your Job Search

Perhaps you or someone you know is looking for a job or making a career transition right now, and maybe I can help. I have 20 years experience as a Certified Career Specialist and Business Coach, with a record of … Continue reading

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Committed 100% to doing a good job, but about 25% passionate? What to do…

Keith Privette turned to LinkedIn experts when he was approached by a friend who was “commited 100% to doing a good job, but about 25% passionate about the work?” Keith added, “Have you had this happen to you? What did … Continue reading

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"I would like to thank…"

My friend and fellow coach Julie Poland inspires me, and she inspired my topic today with her own blog, which I recommend you follow in addition to The Intersection of Purpose & Now. And I guess it is accurate to … Continue reading

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What cage are you in?

I am reading a great book. Actually, I am nearly always reading more than one great book. This one in particular is likely to influence future Purpose & Now entries; it certainly inspired my thoughts today and it inspired an … Continue reading

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Are you serving a Greater Good in your microcosm?

My friend Jared Vogel is a curious sort of person; by that I mean he is curious about life, learning, everything around him really, and he brings out the curiosity in others. We have wonderful conversations, Jared and I. A … Continue reading

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Purpose is Filling

Why don’t I do what I know I should do?Why do I procrastinate?What keeps me from focusing on my real priorities?Where did the time go?I wish I could get more done.If only I had more time… These are common issues … Continue reading

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A Tribute… To Making the Most of Every Amazing Day

It’s not that I am lazy or that I don’t have plenty to write about this week; it’s just that I am inspired by so many people, particularly my friends who have already joined me at The Intersection of Purpose … Continue reading

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Is This Heaven?

At Christmas time, my daughter and her family were travelling home for the holidays. As they boarded their flight in Charlotte, it was overcast and dreary. My daughter was sitting next to my five-year-old granddaughter, Maggie. As the flight took … Continue reading

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Wind Effect

When I woke up this morning, I heard a bell ringing. I noticed the furnace was running so I thought maybe it was something with the furnace. My husband was in the shower, so I thought perhaps it was something … Continue reading

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