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The Network of Complicity

It’s not that my sisters and I didn’t know something was up. But we mistook what we saw for something else. To some degree we did this willingly, but certainly out of ignorance. That Dad appeared functional, if quirky, validated our choice for denial. He managed, well into the middles stages of Alzheimer’s, with the assistance of what I call his “network of complicity”.

Unintentional guests for Thanksgiving dinner?

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We can choose what we bring to share at the table, but we can’t choose the unintentional guests we bring with us to Thanksgiving. Recognizing the saboteur(s) we all have within us helps us understand how we cope with the threats (real or perceived) we encounter in stressful situations – like the holidays – and how the important people around us cope, too.

Intelligence styles – the great masters in your midst

Janice was a work friend – we often went to lunch together and debriefed about recent meetings. We saw eye to eye on many management concerns in our company. We would take our spouses on “double dates” a few times a year, trade recipes and exchange gifts during the holidays outside of the company Secret … Continue reading Intelligence styles – the great masters in your midst

“Yes, and…” – the other two words that can change your life

As with saying, “I do”, these two little words create a powerful bond between people. But unlike the wedding words, the simple phrase “Yes, and” does not initiate an obligation. What it sets in motion is a relationship of acceptance, which changes the chemistry between people from contracted to collaborative, cooperative and co-creative. If you … Continue reading “Yes, and…” – the other two words that can change your life