Posts Tagged ‘time’

Word Play

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Some business terms become so frequently shared in meetings they earn a place in the cliché hall of fame. Ranking at the top of the list might be (cliché alert) ‘outside the box,’ ‘synergy’ and ‘value-added’. (In fact, type ‘overused’ into Google and guess what comes up: ‘business phrases’.) Yet there is one word I’m […]

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Shifting Time

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The month of July is typically hot and humid in Houston. Did I mention humid? Not so much this summer of 2012. From June 26 to July 17, the rain gauge at our house collected water on 17 different days including a 72-hour period when more than 15 inches fell. That particular deluge led to […]

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Better Dialogue

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

This week during three separate coaching sessions, clients asked me how to be better at communicating. As I explored with each the ‘issue behind the issue’ it was clear the person felt he/she tended to jump into conversations in a rapid-fire, your turn/my turn manner. “When we’re in meetings,” one said, “it’s as if the […]

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Keep Smiling

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Root canal. What visions do those words bring to mind? Pain. Inconvenience. Terror. I just returned from my twice yearly dental cleaning. When the hygienist asked, “Are you having any discomfort,” and I responded, “Yes, the second tooth from the back on the bottom is really sensitive to cold,” she looked in my mouth and […]

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Double Meaning

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Most of the time I am actively reading a suspense novel… and whenever I discover new authors, I’ll dive into every one of their tomes. Thus, I quickly made my way through all 11 books in Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Pendergast series after I stumbled upon “Dance of the Dead” at an airport bookstore […]

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