Category Archives: Change Management

“Drynuary”: Post happy hour race car driving

Day 10 – Navigating the post happy hour racetrack. It would seem that stone-cold sober driving on our freeways is not for the weak of heart  — especially as happy hour winds down on Thursday evenings. Returning from an early … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Forget your clever coping strategies

Day 9: I don’t want to hear about strategies, tactics or coping mechanisms. It’s been one of those whirlwind few days. Starting with pre-dawn conference calls – always wish I hadn’t accommodated those when the alarm goes off – that then … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Adding up the savings

Day 8: More on adding up the cost savings. As I mentioned yesterday in my tips posting, I’m big on tracking and measuring progress. I stole the counting costs idea from a friend. She used this a few years ago … Continue reading

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It’s my fifth time, but I was caught off guard

Many years ago, while working overseas, I attended a conference for ex-pat women dealing with change. Various speakers and panels shared their stories, tips and resources. I remember one line from all the many talks we listened to that weekend. “I … Continue reading

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The Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret?

I ran into a couple of related quotes last week, that stopped me in my tracks. Check these out: “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is … Continue reading

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Why do I despair and then thank the potholes in my life?

“Every difficulty in life presents us with an opportunity to turn inward and to invoke our own submerged inner resources. The trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths.” – Epictetus, The Art of Living (A New … Continue reading

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How to avoid New Year’s Resolution self-flagellation

How’s it coming along? Renewed commitments to good habits. Just say No to that extra glass of wine. Eat more healthy. Waste less time on social media or TV. Restart exercise program. Be nicer to so-and-so and whathisname. 25 days … Continue reading

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