Surreal.

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A note that this post will not cover work, business or ‘5 things about’ anything. Today calls for something different. If you’re in the mood for a holiday post, I’ve got you covered.

Let me set the stage. My living room is a cozy scene with a fluffy shag rug, fur pillows on the plush sofa and wintery, holiday décor pretty much everywhere you look.

It literally calls to me and says, “come on in, get comfy… stay awhile.”

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Give it a Rest: 4 Simple Ways to Give Every Part of You a Break

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Let me start this by noting that I realize at this point in my life and career, I’m lucky to be able to have some freedoms and control of my schedule that many do not. However, with that in mind, I believe there are things here that can fit into nearly every life and schedule, and that have lasting benefits.

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Vision.

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I’m asked with a fair amount of frequency of my mildly successfully life thus far, “How did you get to where you are? What did you do to be successful?”

To which I normally reply something along the lines of, “A lot of hard work and a good deal of luck.”

Both of those are true; I work hard and I’ve had some good luck with being in the right place at the right time. But today, I think I may have a different answer.

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Women in leadership – diversity yields dividends

Guest post from Kim Villenueve in Women in Leadership Network. Originally posted on Vistage. 

The call for greater diversity at senior leadership levels is not new, although it has itself become more inclusive, extending beyond gender, race and ethnicity, to encompass age, education, socioeconomic background and sexual orientation, as well as experience, skills and talent.

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