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Pro Tips for Courageous Conversations

You know the feeling — anxiety or dread about a conversation you know you should have. What should I say? How will the other person react? What if…? You wish you didn’t have to have the conversation and that the problem will

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Tools in Action: Taking on Overwork

A few months ago Robert Gass released a new tool on this blog, Boundaries for Work: A Contract with Yourself, all about how to create structures to keep work in its place so that you can be your most powerful

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9 Secrets for Truly Productive Meetings

Are your team, board, and coalition meetings dynamic and productive? Or do you sometimes see yourself and others: With attention wandering during meetings Walking out of meetings feeling like it was a waste of time Starting to “vote with their

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Tools in Action: UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative

We recently talked to Abigail Reyes, Director of the Sustainability Initiative at the University of California at Irvine, about how our tools have helped her create cohesion and alignment among working groups, identify and address inequities, and teach leadership skills.

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The Magic of Appreciation

Would you like those you work with to be more productive? Would you like your intimate relationships to be more harmonious? Would you like to be happier? Luckily there’s one simple practice that can help you to have all this

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