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LIFE LESSONS FROM A DEATH INVESTIGATOR

Sue shares her own life lessons and those of intriguing people she’s met on
her journey from corpses to carpe diem.

How to Ace an Awkward Conversation

How to Ace an Awkward Conversation

“Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters." Margaret Wheatley

We’ve all been in the uncomfortable position of needing to talk with someone about their annoying or unprofessional behaviour. But some topics just feel too tough to tackle, so we...

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How to Reverse Rudeness in 2018

How to Reverse Rudeness in 2018

“Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength." Eric Hoffer

We hear a lot about rudeness these days, but what does it actually mean? How bad has it gotten? And what can we do to reverse it? While the degree of rudeness we experience varies from person to person, one thing is certain: rudeness is...

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How a Desk Can Alter a Life

How a Desk Can Alter a Life

“I went to school where there were no desks. We sat on benches and when the teacher asked us to write, we knelt down on the floor and used the benches we had been sitting at as desks..." Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Her smile is electric, her heart is huge, and her shoe collection is fabulous! She is Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, and I had the pleasure of meeting her at two recent events...

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A Season of Change

A Season of Change

“I have always wanted to be a catalyst for bringing about positive change, inspiring others to choose goodness.” Shari Arison

My summer was bookended by two transformative events. The first occurred in June, when I was invited to share one of my Life Lessons from a Death Investigator at Evoso Live, a sold-out event in Boulder, Colorado.

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The P’s & Q’s of Professionalism

The P’s & Q’s of Professionalism

8 Tips for Enhancing Civility @ Work

Has the level of professionalism diminished where you work? If so, you’re not alone. Corporate civility has been on the decline, and now is the time to take action and turn things around. Each of us can be conduits for change, but only if we choose to adopt some new behaviors.

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The R.I.P. Bucket List

The R.I.P. Bucket List

Applying Civility to the Bitter End

Do you remember The Bucket List? It’s a clever movie that prompted millions of us to think about all the things we’d like to experience and accomplish before our time is up. Among a multitude of other things, my list includes completing the New York City Marathon (done), learning a new language (trying) and waving a flag from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (not yet).

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Civility CPR

Civility CPR

“If we don’t get our civility back, we’re in trouble.” Emmylou Harris

Civility is making a huge comeback as more and more of us are becoming fed up with unkindness, unprofessionalism, and unbecoming language. Being civil is a choice that I encourage all of my clients and readers to commit to. Saying you’re civil is different that actually being civil.

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Electronic Incivility Takes the Stage

Electronic Incivility Takes the Stage

Following an evening at the theater I captured my observations. Can you relate?

Opening night. Full house. Palpable anticipation. The lights were dimmed. Like junkies rigging their final fix before entering rehab, the theatergoers reluctantly powered down their electronic devices. Yet, mere seconds into the performance, the predictable whimper of a lone cell phone echoed through the otherwise still atmosphere.

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