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We Got Slammed!

I’m sure I wasn’t the only past or present Metro Detroiter who watched with disgust as they vilified our City on Dateline Sunday night. For those who missed it, click here  and here.  Or read these blogs for another view of our community:  Chasing the Vultures Away or FutureMidwest Happened, Now What?  It’s hard to believe that […]

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A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

I asked my oldest son about his weekend. He asked, “do you promise not to freak out?” That made me curious. I asked again, “what did you do this weekend?” He said cavalierly, “Well, I was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.” His tone was so matter of fact, that I thought he had to be joking.

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Going with the Flow

As a strategist and planner by nature, I sometimes struggle with letting things happen naturally. Certainly, I allow for spontaneity and creativity throughout my week, and some down time. However, when I plan a task or an event, I expect it to go as planned. Usually the final result is what I had planned, but the struggle for me is in “allowing” it to take shape. That space between the idea and the result is often incredibly frustrating for me.

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Make New Friends, and Keep the Old….

We’d probably all agree that the art of networking involves meeting new contacts while building and preserving existing relationships. Is it ever a challenge for you to do both simultaneously?

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Will you find danger or opportunity on the road to discovering your purpose?

A few words of encouragement for another can be so powerful. Whether it is our children, significant other, or a total stranger, the right word at the right time can be the catalyst to propel someone forward in a new positive direction. Conversely, a discouraging word could have the opposite effect.

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