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Working Together Apart

Working Together Apart

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Is friendship fading? That’s one conclusion from recent research on loneliness. (TL/dr – there are a lot of lonely Americans these days.) And it’s not just because of the pandemic-related restrictions on...

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Where’s my effervescence?

Where’s my effervescence?

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Where’s my effervescence? With you. And you’ll find yours right here, with me. At least that’s the theory of Collective Effervescence, developed more than a century ago and put to the test in the past year and a...

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Together Again – Or Not

Together Again – Or Not

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Some of us can’t wait to get back together now that pandemic protocols are falling away. Others of us, not so much. Whatever we’re feeling about gathering again, it might be amplified by the notion of gathering...

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It’s All About Your Energy

It’s All About Your Energy

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Sometimes our clients bring us up short, don’t they? It happened to me the other day. I was riffing on using “directed energy” to connect with the people we talk to, whether that’s one person on the phone, a...

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Take This Job And …

Take This Job And …

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   All this talk about going back to the office. What if you don’t want to go back? As companies grapple with how and when to bring people back to their desks, a startling percentage of us are saying, “Mmm … maybe...

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The Air Is Not Dead

The Air Is Not Dead

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Maybe you can relate. It started when the Cubs’ color commentary guy took the night off. (Don’t worry. You haven’t opened the wrong article or landed on the wrong blog page. It’s me, Catherine, odd as it seems...

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What To Wear Now?

What To Wear Now?

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Before we go back to the office, we wind up back in our closets, scrounging for something appropriate to wear to work. Some of us are perplexed. For more than a year we’ve dressed for Zoom – decent (maybe) on...

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Hiding The Likes

Hiding The Likes

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   I can admit it. I want you to like this article. Even better, I want you to add a comment on my blog or on LinkedIn when I share it there. Or at least click on the thumbs-up icon and give it a “like.” We all...

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WFH v. WFtO

WFH v. WFtO

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Maybe you’re chomping at the bit to get back to the office, meeting with colleagues and clients in person, sharing those moments you’ve been missing while so many of us worked from home. Or maybe you’d just as...

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Ready To Be Seen?

Ready To Be Seen?

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   You see the signs everywhere. We’re like Sleeping Beauty waking up after that long nap. Not because of a prince’s kiss. Because of vaccinations and social distance and CDC guidelines. Restaurants are filled to...

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