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May 30, 2019

Please!  Don’t talk to me about soft skills.

I’m definitely interested in a hearty conversation about essential skills, but “soft” skills? Nope. 

Let’s talk about those skills that differentiate the interaction, the experience with someone, whether that of an e...

March 7, 2018

Ah, the elusive work life balance…

I'm a fan of keeping things simple. 

The challenge I’m finding is that the concept of “work-life balance” has been over-simplified, and many of us are just darned tired of failing at something others make sound so simple.

But w...

February 27, 2018

My fitness coach (and dear friend) was leading a grueling spin workout this past weekend.  I know it was grueling; I was there.

We were chatting afterwards; once I caught my breath and could stand without worrying my legs would turn to mush.

She mentioned she was receiv...

April 19, 2017

Morag reflects on leadership lessons from a country music acoustic concert: change, choice, agile, work, help, vulnerable, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, accountability and foundation all show up in one great concert by Eric Church.

January 18, 2017

I have safety on my mind.
Safety isn’t just for the outdoors, or the field.
How do you make your work environment safe?

In working with a valued client organization, I am witness to many leaders as they articulate their “personal commitments to safety”. Mine is: I commi...

December 1, 2016

At a visit with my acupuncturist, I commented on her ring (I love it). She explained to me it’s her visual cue, a reminder to be fully present and purposeful each time she taps a needle into a client. Wow. I was impressed. To be fully present and purposeful. Sounds goo...

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