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How is Leading a Zumba Class Like Leading an Organization

How is Leading a Zumba Class Like Leading an Organization

As I am about to celebrate my 15-year anniversary of leading Zumba Fitness classes, it occurred to me that there are several similarities between leading a Zumba class and leading an organization. I know what you’re thinking – that’s an odd comparison. How could leading a fitness class compare to leading a whole organization?

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What is Savoring?

What is Savoring?

Recently I accompanied my family on a trip I had no interest in joining. A friend had planned a trek up a steep mountain, Pacific Crest Trail in Tahoe National Forest. I’ve been enjoying Lake Tahoe for many years, but never for a mountain climb, unless it was up a ski lift.

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What Lessons Can We Learn from Baltimore’s Key Bridge Accident?

What Lessons Can We Learn from Baltimore’s Key Bridge Accident?

This is such a pertinent question the week after a tanker crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing it to tumble.

This made me wonder about all sorts of issues.

Has anyone ever predicted, or known of a large ship colliding with any other structure, something like a bridge or say, an iceberg or another ship?

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Do Well-being Programs Banish Burnout?

Do Well-being Programs Banish Burnout?

I recently read a humorous novel by Sophie Kinsella entitled “The Burnout.” Obviously the title piqued my interest. The protagonist, Sasha is working at a pressure-cooker start-up as director of special promotions.

The opening scene shows a frustrated Sasha, buried in umpteen emails, while simultaneously strategizing impactful marketing campaigns.

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Banish Burnout: Practical Strategies for Gen Z Professionals

Banish Burnout: Practical Strategies for Gen Z Professionals

Recently I was fortunate to be a guest on the SHRM COMPASS Podcast with Aly Sharp & Demetrius Norman. Compass’ focus is the emerging professional who may not be aware of how to recognize and combat burnout.

Given the fast-paced world we live in, Gen Z professionals may not yet realize that well-being is one of the most important aspects of career success?

Why?

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Culture Clash: Look for Common Bonds

Culture Clash: Look for Common Bonds

Do you resist? Or, do you simply accept the changes as you encounter them? I would posit that it depends.
Do you dwell on feelings of frustration when you can’t do or get what you want or what you are used to?

Upon reflection on my two weeks in Colombia there were a number of differences between life in Colombia and in the U.S.

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How do we elevate well-being as 2023 ends?

How do we elevate well-being as 2023 ends?

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a Linkedin Live event with hostess, Julie Winkle Giulioni, employee development consultant, coach, and author of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go and Chantal Donnelly, physical therapist and author of Settled: How to Find Calm in a Stress-Inducing World.

Our focus was how to stress less during the holidays. As it turns out, our advice can apply to the entire year.

Why is our collective stress so high right now?

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Break Through Roadblocks

Break Through Roadblocks

Recently on a fitness retreat in Ivins, Utah I hiked every morning at 8 am. While on one of my solo hikes, I listened to an audio book called “Break Through Roadblocks: How to Manifest Your Dreams” by Sarah Fader.

Fader talks about identifying your insecurities and your roadblocks, be they an internal insecurity or an external roadblock.

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Why is it so Hard to Fill Jobs and What You Can Do About It

Why is it so Hard to Fill Jobs and What You Can Do About It

Did you know that there are 9.6 million job openings in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics? And, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce there are only 6.4 million unemployed workers.

Why?

One reason is that millions of Americans have been leaving the labor force since before the pandemic. Specifically, there are 1.5 million fewer Americans in the labor force today compared to February, 2020.

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