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Work Life Balance is Bullshit!

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I’ve asked quite a number of leaders whether there is such a thing as work life balance. Almost everyone says no without hesitation. They agree there are times we’re present, we’re grounded, we’re in sync with what matters, and we’re in the zone—feeling all the joyous personal and professional satisfaction we’re looking for. Yet, it’s as though the second we…

Sue HawkesWork Life Balance is Bullshit!
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Back to the Basics #1345 

by Sue Hawkes

When things get chaotic and seem to be out of control, disorganized, or out of sorts, it’s easy for overwhelm to be the result.  When this happens, we must rely on structure and process to bring us back to a focused and organized world.  One step at a time, we must look at our world from a 10,000 foot view…

Sue HawkesBack to the Basics #1345 
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It All Changes #1344

by Sue Hawkes

Change management. It’s a topic that comes up all the time with my clients. When they talk about it, I’m always curious to ask, “what do you mean by change management?”  Most often, they talk about the pace of change, the rate at which their team needs to learn to adapt to all that’s happening in the business, the new…

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A New Perspective #1343 

by Sue Hawkes

When you face the same situation repeatedly expecting different results, they call that insanity.  Yet in the market today, the talent challenges are real.  I’m in daily conversations with clients all over the world and everyone is challenged with their people.   Most employers are expecting anywhere from 33-50% transition.   How will we rethink our workplaces, our structures and our methods?  …

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Surrendering to Something Greater #1342 

by Sue Hawkes

As a feeling person, when the vast array of feelings collides all at once, it results in numbness for me.  I can’t process them all, can’t feel anything, and am left in a void, feeling empty and wanting to disappear.   If not disappear, I’d like to run away.   Only I can’t. I must breathe, regroup, and center myself in something…

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You Matter #1341 

by Sue Hawkes

The world is fortunate to have you.   What if we all believed this?   How would we greet each other, meet challenges, work through concerns, explore differences, wake up each day and try things?  When you greet the day with a solid belief in yourself, the world shows up to meet you there.  How do we remind one another when we…

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Your Team #1340 

by Sue Hawkes

When you think about your team, do you recognize you’ll only go as far and as fast as the sum of all?  It isn’t about any one of you, it’s about the collective. The intangible, connective tissue that bonds the team and makes those overlaps and gaps between you irrelevant.  It’s about finding resources, accelerating what can be done, and…

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It’s All Perspective #1339 

by Sue Hawkes

Let go.  Looking at what’s between today and tomorrow can make us feel like we have a deficit.  We don’t – it’s perceived lack based on what’s possible and that’s a big thing.  Looking at what’s between today and our past can make us feel like we’re winning.   A healthy balance of both is necessary to keep the equilibrium for…

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What It Takes #1338 

by Sue Hawkes

Consistency. It’s elusive to many of us.  When learning, it’s the deal maker.  When seeking mastery, it separates those who excel from those who don’t.  In any situation where you seek to deliver excellence, from cooking to performing, doing your work to playing sports, learning an instrument or a new language, art, leadership or any other venture – it requires…

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Getting Curious #1337 

by Sue Hawkes

One profound lesson available to us all right now is to meet people where they are.   Are you curious enough to find out what someone is dealing with right now?   Do you check in, ground yourself, and see all that is available when fully present with someone or do you breeze by, making your deposits and moving onto the next…

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A Finite Resource #1336 

by Sue Hawkes

8,760. That’s the number of hours you have in a year. 168 hours each week.  It doesn’t sound like a lot to me when you consider the number of hours you sleep, the time you spend in the car, getting ready for your day and other mandatory functions like putting gas in your car, purchasing groceries and other tasks.   When…

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