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|January 21, 2015|No Comments

two_faces_young_oldHere’s a famous optical illusion. When you look at it, you’ll see either a young woman or an older woman. Your friend who’s sitting right next to you may see a young woman gazing off to the side, while you see an elderly woman with her eyes cast downward. Who’s right? Both of you — the drawing contains both images.

This difference of perception is an analogy for what’s happening …

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|September 9, 2014|2 Comments

I have a new next-door neighbor.  And she’s really rude.

Well, actually I haven’t met her yet.

But that’s what my mail carrier said.  She told me, “I met your new neighbor.  She is really rude.”  That was the conclusion my mail carrier came to following a “discussion” with my neighbor that took place via yellow sticky notes left for each other over the course of several days.  At issue

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|November 6, 2013|No Comments

Last week I overheard a conversation between my two teenagers.  My son told his sister that he was an A-student in Spanish these days.  “Having a great teacher makes all the difference,” he explained.  Preparing to insert myself into their conversation to point out that he had a great teacher last year when he was failing Spanish, my son independently corrected his initial statement:  “Actually,” he said, “The two things …

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|August 29, 2013|No Comments

Don’t worry, the first, four-letter word a child learns is likely not the one you are thinking. It’s “FAIR.”

We understand from early childhood the difference between more or less, better or worse. I was reminded of this recently by one of our clients who challenged leaders in her company to consider ways in which they demonstrate their commitment to treating employees fairly. “When my son was as young as …

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|July 30, 2013|2 Comments

On a single day this month, ELI consultants were dispatched across the globe to work with clients from Vietnam, Brazil, and India.  ELI was, for that day, part of what those countries had in common.  And it didn’t stop there; our presentations also included participants from Australia, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, China, and Thailand.  Simultaneously, we were working with no fewer than 75 U.S. participants on the same

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