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You Are Unique! Accept It!

December 4th, 2007

There are things I don\’t like about myself. For one, I\’m much too anxious. I apparently have been dealt an unusually high number of stress hormones. No matter how many positive messages I give myself, there are situations to which I react with sheer panic. This can make life most uncomfortable, to say the least. Then there are the painful joints and a torn tendon that are the blessings of activity and age. Other things I don\’t like, that really don\’t matter much, are straight baby-fine hair, glasses, and orthopedic shoes. I\’m working on managing my variety of... Read More

How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying

August 30th, 2007

“The job is easy. It\’s the people that are difficult!” How many times have we said that? During my years as an administrator in nonprofit organizations, I saw a variety of behaviors that did not promote professionalism. The following are my observations: Managers do not cry. They negotiate. Kelly was a well-respected leader in her field. She had been in middle management and came to our organization, not understanding the amount of clerical work involved in her position. Probably out of frustration, she was frequently reduced to tears. Kelly was the coordinator of our annual three-day... Read More