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SPIRIT
SELF: Reflection, Energy and Growth, Healthy Habits
OTHERS: Connection, Motivation, Appreciation
WORLD VIEW: Legacy, Diversity, Contribution

SKILLS
VISIONING: Strategy, Innovation, Change Planning
LEADING: Developing/Delegating, Team Building, Communicating/Influencing
MANAGING: Accountability, Decision-Making, Assessment

Spirit
Self: Reflection, Energy and Growth, Healthy Habits
‘Lessons from cancer, Disney. . . and a take-out order’
"Who would anticipate leadership lessons from an animated Disney movie and a take-out order at Houlihan's in Geneva, Ill.?"

Published May 16-29, 2016 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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‘Emotional Intelligence: Your Professional Edge’ - with Karen Vernal
"Based on over 30 years of research, we have learned that the competencies in Emotional Intelligence are twice as significant as IQ and technical skills combined as a predictor of success."

Radio interview aired July 16, 2015 on Global Women's Leadership Forum - Voices of Experience Webinar Serices with host Diane Wolf (Executive Strategist, GWLF)
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‘Navigating Career Decisions and Transitions’ - with Karen Vernal
"Most of us spend too much time doing our work to be unhappy, but many people are unfulfilled by their work. Have you been thinking about making a career change, but you are finding that navigating the transition to a new path is overwhelming? Our guest will help us see the key questions we can ask, and decisions we can make, to successfully identify how to make the transition to a more fulfilling life and career."

Radio interview aired November 29, 2014 on Mind Body Spirit Living with host Chris Kann
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‘Time to Redefine Success’ - Live your life wide awake
"We no longer want to be at the top of the world as it is."
Arianna Huffington, co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group

Published October 13-26, 2014 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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‘Stay Awake’ - Examine the values you demonstrate for others
"A New Year invites us to reflect on how we have been living our lives."

Published January 21 - February 3, 2013 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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"Thank you for the unexpected lessons"
"Hope is defined as the 'emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life.' "

Published December 10-16, 2012 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Pre-empting Burnout: Imposing Sanity on Your Uncontrollable Work World
"Pre-empting burnout is much less stressful than dealing with it as a crisis, much as preventive medicine is less imposing than the trip to the emergency room.  But like any preventive care, it requires some perseverance and some practice on your part."

Published in PM World Journal, Volume II, Issue 2, February 2013 - Authored by Marge Combe
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Leadership: The Triple A's of Mistakes
"One of the most courageous and challenging phrases in our language contains three powerful, yet simple words: I am sorry."

Published April 16, 2012 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Leadership: Have the Courage to Invite Feedback
"The organization mirrors the behavior of its leaders. Employees learn that mistakes are not tolerated. Employees resist offering a different point of view, taking risks or challenging status quo."

Published June 25, 2010 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Attitude Adjustment – A Tonic for Change
"Self-awareness is the key to functioning well in today's high stress environment, when many of us are challenged to move in directions well beyond our comfort zones."

Authored by June Kriviskey
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Leadership: The Cost of Fear
"Given the current climate of fear, our capacity to think has been dramatically compromised."

Published September 30, 2011 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Others: Connection, Motivation, Appreciation
Leadership lessons from Mom - Wisdom to remember
"Too often, we get stuck believing that there is a "How To," or "Five Steps" or "7 Qualities of Leadership," that if embraced, will guarantee the making of a great leader."

Published October 31- November 13, 2016 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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The power of positive leadership - Your energy affects those around you
"As we consider our own experience, we appreciate the power of positive leadership in the workplace. When a leader demonstrates his or her appreciation for what goes well, the dynamics within the organization are significantly impacted."

Published November 24, 2014 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Build a culture of forgiveness
"When leaders create a culture of forgiveness, rather than a culture of blame, employees have a greater opportunity to create business success."

Published July 21, 2014 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Undivided Attention: Leaders Are You Listening
"Every human being needs to listen consciously in order to live fully."
- Julian Treasure

Published March 17, 2014 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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The Dance of Change: Build relationships to avoid resistance
"What we often forget in our eagerness to get things done is that successful change happens through people."

Published February 3, 2014 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Active Listening: Way Beyond Hearing
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." - Robert McCloskey

Published October 2011 - PMI World Today
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Leadership, American Idol and the Art of Appreciation
"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." - Mother Theresa of Calcutta

Published July 8, 2011 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Leadership: Lessons from the Equinox
"Awake, thou wintry earth - Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness!" - Thomas Blackburn

Published May 13, 2011 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Leadership: Intention vs. Impact
"In our work, we have seen the positive results when people speak and live the language of intention vs. impact."

Published September 18, 2009 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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World View: Legacy, Diversity, Contribution
‘Leadership lessons learned from Ali’ - A fighter, in and out of the ring
"One of Ali's lessons for us is: ‘A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.’ "

Published July 16-24, 2016 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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The Game Changer: 'Hunger for Meaning' in the Workplace
"Nourishing the hunger for meaning is a one-person at a time, one-team at a time, deliberate exploration. "

Authored December 13, 2012 - by Marge Combe
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Be an Employer of Choice for Young Professionals
"Realizing that motivation must come from within, we can do our best to create a workplace environment in which intrinsic motivation can flourish."

Authored by June Kriviskey
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Leadership Lessons: Inspiration from Nelson Mandela
"If there is no other message that leaders take from this article, it is my hope that you appreciate and recognize in new ways how much your employees long to be "seen" by you."

Published March 19, 2010 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Skills
Visioning: Strategy, Innovation, Change Planning
Manage the Stages of Change
"Change happens so frequently today that one change isn't complete before another is launched." - William Bridges

Published April 16, 2012 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Leadership: Living with Complexity
"As complexity increases in our organizations, communities and the world, it becomes increasingly more challenging to plan for the future."

Published May 14, 2012 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Leading: Developing/Delegating, Team Building,
Communicating/Influencing
‘The Ability to React’ Improv comedians have skills that business leaders need
"Principles of improv can strengthen Emotional Intelligence"

Published February 23, 2015 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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‘Top Companies’ develop talent from the inside out
"Leadership is the key defining variable."

Published March 04, 2013 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Building a Winning Team
"As a leader, your success lies in your ability to create a high-performing, cohesive team, or teams, out of individual workers with varying skill and experience levels who have been grouped together to accomplish the mission of your organization."

Authored by June Kriviskey February 2013
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Shared Leadership: Collective Responsibility
"As leaders, we have a responsibility to reflect on the power of language."

Published January 2011
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Spinach in your Teeth Messages: The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Honest Feedback
"When giving feedback it is important to establish a nurturing relationship before, during and after you deliver feedback."

Taken from a Blog by Beth Keane, BA, MA, Studer Group National Speaker
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Managing: Accountability, Decision-Making, Assessment
The emerging practice of small group coaching - A unique opportunity for managers and high performers
"Coaching has its roots in humanistic psychology, focusing on a person's dignity and intrinsic value." - Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Published September 5-18, 2016 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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When Leader Care, Employees Serve
"If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful." - Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com

Published April 28, 2014 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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Beware the Invisible Agreement
"We have learned in recent conversations with client leaders that many organizations have tolerated invisible agreements that negatively impact their business culture and ultimately their success."

Published November 13, 2009 - Milwaukee BizTimes
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