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What do I want to be about the same this year?

While a new year often brings new ideas, energy, perspectives and a list of “things to change.” Not everything always needs to change. You may have done some incredible work last year in areas of your life that you would

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What do I want to be about the same this year?

While a new year often brings new ideas, energy, perspectives and a list of “things to change.” Not everything always needs to change. You may have done some incredible work last year in areas of your life that you would

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What do I want to be about the same this year?

While a new year often brings new ideas, energy, perspectives and a list of “things to change.” Not everything always needs to change. You may have done some incredible work last year in areas of your life that you would

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What do I want less of this year?

As we have been reflecting on our four new year’s reflection questions, we are now considering what we want less of this year. If you set a New Year’s resolution or goal and you are already struggling in this area,

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What do I want more of this year?

As you reflect upon what is yours to own (last week’s question), a natural next question relates to reflecting upon what you want more of this year. When you take the time to ask this question, we begin to focus

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What is mine to own?

This question has become a focus and a goal for me as I begin 2023. In last week’s blog, this was the first of four questions I am encouraging all of us to ask as we begin the new year.

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Four questions to ask as you begin your new year

Happy new year!  One of my favorite parts of a new year is taking time for reflection, setting new goals and getting a fresh start. We have an opportunity to consider what is most important, create a new ideal week

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Does it need to be me? Part 2

Last week, we started the conversation again about “Does it need to be me?” and focused on the reasons we may be quick to say “yes” and take on more than we can handle.  While it is important to understand

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Does it need to be me? Part 1

Last week, we talked about thinking carefully before answering the question “Are you available?” As a follow-up to that conversation, another really important question to ask is “Does it need to be me?” Whether you are in a meeting and

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Are you available?

This question seems so easy. We look at our calendar, and if there is nothing listed on the calendar, then we say yes. Right? Or perhaps we have something scheduled on our calendar, but it’s time to write or work

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Practicing Thankfulness Part 3

Although the Thanksgiving holiday is over, we can continue to practice thankfulness as we finish the year. We began our discussion on reflection and last week emphasized specific actions that you can take to demonstrate thankfulness to individuals. When we

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Practicing Thankfulness Part 2

Last week, we began our thankfulness in our coalition series. Thankfulness begins with reflection and recognition and then leads us to taking specific action. One of the reasons we often struggle with practicing thankfulness is that we think it needs

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Practicing Thankfulness Part 1

One of my favorite holidays has always been Thanksgiving. Since our rainbow baby was born just a few days after Thanksgiving almost six years ago, I am especially thankful this time of year. In our coalition work, we can easily

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When is it time to reassess what we are doing?

When you are new to coalition building, assessing roles and responsibilities is a natural first step. You spend time figuring out what you need to be doing and what others are doing. If you have been leading coalitions for a

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10 Keys to Accountability

No one wants to talk about it (and we did – check out Part 1 and Part 2 Masterclasses!) but accountability is an important aspect of coalition building and trust building. When some people are held accountable and others are

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Eight Elements of Effective Meetings

As we head into Spring (and the same thing happens in the Fall), we are facing meetings in every area of our lives! If you are leading groups of volunteers, there is likely a window of a few months in

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Trust: How do you build it?

Last week, we highlighted the importance of trust in coalition building. We can easily say “trust” is important or we want more “trust” in our coalition, but actually building trust takes time and intentionality. Building trust = building and maintaining

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