Archive | Resilience

Change Happens. Now What?

This week I met a woman who calls herself a Business Therapist. Her goal is to help people understand that when change happens in an organization, it takes time and patience to get the whole organization to embrace and move with the change. I agree. I once heard that changing organizational culture is like turning […]

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Influence is not always a conscious thing, yet it is always there and is powerful enough to change lives. This week, twenty-six years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer for the first time. There were two great influences that saved my life. One was a book by Bernie Siegel: Love, Medicine and Miracles, which taught me […]

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Knowing When to be Strong and Knowing When to be Soft

I’m reading an interesting book about learning humility and inner strength, written by an ex Navy Seal. The book is called The Heart and the Fist The education of a humanitarian, the making of a Navy Seal by Eric Greitens. The overall message is one of courage and compassion. These two things live in all of […]

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Elements of Resilience

The second time I was diagnosed with cancer I had several tumors in my liver and my left lung. The surgeon said I should have surgery right away, the oncologist proclaimed with authority that I would wake up from surgery with my first dose of chemo already being administered and that I would lose all […]

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What is Resilience?

Not many people in my professional life know this about me; I have beaten metastatic breast cancer three times. Twice by refusing chemo and surgery and fiercely pursuing things that I could identify with as “my cure.” The first time I was diagnosed was 25 years ago. I went through chemo, radiation and surgery that […]

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