Monthly Archives July 2012

Learn From the Unexpected

In general, we’re brought up by our parents and taught in schools to be risk-adverse. We’re taught to behave in a conforming, predictable way, following rules so that we will get expected results and not alarm anyone. This is also reinforced in most workplaces by managers and coworkers, ...

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Fathers Do Matter!

When my daughter was a baby, my husband confessed to feeling quite useless for the first couple of months. It wasn’t until she began responding with smiles and gurgles that he felt like a true father. Recently, a longitudinal study by researchers at University of Oxford, Milton Keynes Communit...

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Trust Begets Trust

When I started in my career (and earlier on in my personal life,) I did not give trust willingly or easily. I felt that others had to earn my trust, and until they deserved it, I wasn’t going to give it. While this worked fine in general back then, it did require that I be […]

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Introducing: Selena’s Favorites List!

I was feeling like something is missing from this brand spanking newly redesigned, smells-like-it-just-came-from-the-factory, website, and then I got it! My own Favorites List page where I can post about things that I’m excited about and want to share that may or may not have anything to do wi...

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Reinventing Yourself

The individuals who end up engaging me as a coach are generally highly ambitious, capable, and well-respected in their fields. They seek out coaching due less to a sense of failure or incapacity, but more due to their recognition that asking for help will not diminish them in any way.  I believe th...

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