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Hamilton

Seeing Hamilton Recharged my Creativity

I’m not a fan of musicals. Typically, I’m checking my watch and wondering when intermission is. …And then last week I saw Hamilton. How I got to go was a true miracle. I had been wanting to go but not planning to due to the high cost of tickets and, truth be told, I was interested in the phenomenal success of the show but not obsessed with going. I could take it or leave it. Then, my dad called saying that he had won tickets for the matinee the next day. I happily said yes at my…

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The Question of Age: Part One

The question of age—I get asked about it all the time. It comes in several forms from people in their 40s, 50s and 60s: How do I deal with my age when looking for a job? What is your take on ageism in the career search process? And other related questions. It is a touchy subject, for sure. Yes, age is an issue in the job search/career transition process, though not as much as people think. Here are some thoughts on how to deal with it: Drop all but the last 10 years of experience off your…

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10 Steps to Move Past Self-Imposed Limitations (Part II)

If you are up against something that makes you feel stuck, check out all my steps to help you move toward your goal. This is a continuation from my post last week. You can find steps 1-5, here. 6. Divide your stuck project into baby steps. If there is a particular area in your life that feels super stuck, it can feel like a mountain you are trying to climb. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you can divide the project into small chunks, and then with some prioritizing define a pathway to follow to tackle things one…

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10 Steps to Move Past Self-Imposed Limitations (Part I)

Are you up against something that makes you feel stuck and like you will never be able to conquer it? I recently wrote an article about a stuck place I moved through, and it seems to have struck a chord with many. I thought I would reverse-engineer how I moved past the challenge and share the steps, so you can consider applying the strategies that resonate with you. 1. Move your body. We all know we should be exercising on a regular basis; if you are already into a regular routine, good for you. If you are…

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Big Scary Goals

I’ve been noticing a pattern, lately, with my clients…and myself. We all have a big scary dream that makes us shake with excitement and fear. Whether it’s: Writing a book Going back to school Running a half-marathon Letting go of excess weight Finding work that is more fulfilling, or Launching a new product or service We all have something we dream about accomplishing that scares the crud out of us. Can you relate? What I do know is when you come across the dream that makes you quake in your boots, it is a sign that you…

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Response-ability: The Essence of Personal Effectiveness

Join me and my special guest, Fred Kofman, philosopher, Vice President at LinkedIn, and author of Conscious Business, for this video chat–today! February 24th, 2016, 12:30pm-1:30pm PT/3:30pm-4:30pm ET “Unconditional response-ability is self-empowering. It lets you focus on those aspects of the situation that you can influence.” – Fred Kofman, Conscious Business Fred Kofman is changing the world by helping people live and work consciously. He spends his time traveling the globe facilitating seminars about conscious business practices, and “how to build value through values.” He is not only a Vice President at LinkedIn, but also a global…

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Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan

Chat With Mer: Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan

As leaders, how do we operate at full bandwidth, accessing both our light and dark sides? If that question intrigues you, please join me for: Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan  Wednesday, 11/18 @ 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET RSVP for this no-cost presentation here. Dave spends his time transforming the cultures of organizations. Best known as the premier authority on “tribal leadership,” Dave will help us understand how to use the tension of light and dark forces inside ourselves – and our organizations – to truly make a difference and live a life of purposeful action. About Dave: As Founding Partner and President,…

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Manage Your Corporate Career Like an Entrepreneur

These days, your position at your present company is not assured. Stability, longevity, your loyalty to one company, and that company’s loyalty to you, are all things of the past. As a corporate employee you can build your career resilience by adopting the mindset – and practices – of an entrepreneur, even if you never intend to strike out on your own or join a fledgling startup. Here are some actions and strategies you can borrow from how entrepreneurs think to help you smooth the choppy waters of corporate careerdom: Be vigilant about your digital brand Keep…

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Chat With Mer: Achieve More by Doing Less with Dr. Christine Carter

Would you like to accomplish more with less effort and time? Presenting the latest research on positivity, productivity and elite performance, Christine Carter, PhD. demonstrates a sweet paradox:  by doing less, we can actually accomplish more. Vividly rendering intriguing research and lively anecdotal evidence (including her own backstory), Carter offers a practical game plan for mitigating stress and working with our brain’s innate hardwiring to increase productivity, balance and ultimately, success. She’ll discuss: Why it’s important to vanquish messages that more is better and that being busy is good – and how our bodies and brains respond when…

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Surprise Yourself

I’ve been reading Jia Jiang’s new book, Rejection Proof, in anticipation of my fireside chat with him next week on March 25th at 12pm. I am struck by how Jia—who has become an accidental expert on rejection with his 100 Days of Rejection experiment—has tapped into a major life lesson that can encourage us all: When you strive for your dreams, you will be surprised at how support appears. For ten years, I have carried a laminated card with this quote from Joseph Campbell: “Don’t be afraid to follow your bliss, and doors will open where you…

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