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  • What The Proposal Movie Gets Right About Book Publishing

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    What The Proposal Movie Gets Right About Book Publishing

    Going into my internship at Berrett-Koehler, my expectations were heavily influenced by my blurry memory of The Proposal. But instead of seeing rows of cubicles and coffee stained dress shirts as the movie portrays, I was greeted by individual open-doored offices and casual attire. Even though t...

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    July 24, 2014

  • Why Community Organizing is Essential to Rebalance Society

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    Why Community Organizing is Essential to Rebalance Society

    This is an author day blog by a Berrett-Koehler intern, based on Henry Mintzberg's Author Day lunch talk! The Persisting Dogma Economist John Maynard Keynes describes capitalism as “the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greate...

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    July 9, 2014

  • Let's show our faces

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    Let's show our faces

    I notice that many new members of this community are failing to upload photos of themselves which, in my view, jeopardizes the spirit of collaboration and community many of us would like to see nurtured and developed.David, as administrator, you might consider making it a requirement for membersh...

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    June 23, 2014

  • Bookends Book Club new web site

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    Bookends Book Club new web site

    We, at The TEAM Approach, are excited to announce the new Bookends Book Club web site. We still have a lot of ideas to enhance it and would welcome yours. You will note that the vast majority of books featured here are from BK. We have felt a kindred spirit growing through this "informal partn...

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    June 23, 2014

  • Ooey, Gooey, Italian Beauties

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    Ooey, Gooey, Italian Beauties

    Hi BKers! It's been a long time since the last one, but...my latest blog post is up! Enjoy a little bit of a Bonnie update, and a lot bit of info on soft Italian Cheeses. Read on!

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    June 23, 2014

  • The 7 Most Common Ways Women Limit (and Sabotage) Their Success

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    The 7 Most Common Ways Women Limit (and Sabotage) Their Success

    In my career consulting practice, I work with mid- to senior-level professional women in both the corporate arena, as well as in entrepreneurial, small business and private practice ventures. Every day, I see recurring patterns and themes around how women chronically undervalue or undermine them...

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    June 23, 2014

  • Saying "No" to your Boss without Hurting your Career

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    Saying "No" to your Boss without Hurting your Career

    This is my first blog at BK Community. I'm starting with redirecting you to the blog I posted on my website at Flexible Work Solutions. It gives three ways to say "no" to your boss while seemingly saying "yes." I'd love to hear how you say "no" to people, especially when you feel pressure not to.

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    June 23, 2014

  • “BK Makes the Future” Fan Mail

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    “BK Makes the Future” Fan Mail

    Our two-day strategic planning event “BK Makes the Future” was a success in my book—and completely different from others that I’ve attended or heard about. I was an intern of three days and could have felt like an invisible little punk, but was instead surprised by the welcoming atmosphere and co...

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    June 19, 2014

  • Book Publishing

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    Book Publishing

    I’ve been interested in publishing since I was a punk kid. Not only was I a voracious reader as a child, but I also seemed to have a knack for finding errors in the books that I read, and it piqued my interest in how books were made. I later went on to head my high school newspaper and eventually...

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    June 19, 2014

  • What I'm doing with my English degree, and it isn't teaching

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    What I'm doing with my English degree, and it isn't teaching

    "Your majoring in English/Literature? So you're going to be a teacher then."I cringe every time I hear this response after I have told someone my major. Mostly because this is always the response I get and I know the conversation that is about to take place. First of all, let me say that I disli...

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    June 19, 2014

  • An Intern Doesn't Drown in the Publishing Ocean

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    An Intern Doesn't Drown in the Publishing Ocean

    Hi everyone! When Bonnie first told me I was going to fill in for her on the newsletter blog I wasn't sure what I was going to write about. But a smart person once said, "Write what you know" and so I am going to use this opportunity to talk about some recent events that happened at my internshi...

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    June 19, 2014

  • My Internships Ends, But I Leave With Knowledge and Love

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    My Internships Ends, But I Leave With Knowledge and Love

    As the summer comes to an end so does my internship at Berrett-Koehler. By this time next week I will be back in Michigan and finishing my last semester at Eastern Michigan University. As excited as I am to see family and friends and sleep in my own bed I know I am going to miss San Francisco. ...

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    June 19, 2014

  • A Coastal Rain

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    A Coastal Rain

    Yesterday, I went on a 6 mile run along the beach. It rained the entire time, no one was out on the sidewalks, and the beach was empty except for ornery seagulls and seaweed shrapnel. It was the first time in a while, where my shoulders relaxed, my breath deepened, and I was able to let go. Let g...

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    June 19, 2014

  • The Clown's Come Back

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    The Clown's Come Back

    Many years ago, while attending a graduate program for psychology, I attended a one-day workshop on the psychology of clowns. The leader had a new clown nose for each person. One by one, each participant walked to the front of the room, and after turning their back to the group, re-appeared with ...

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    June 19, 2014

  • The SpokenCoast Project Trailer

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    The SpokenCoast Project Trailer

    The SpokenCoast Project Trailer from The SpokenCoast Project on Vimeo. An overview of the type of stories The SpokenCoast Project is looking for, in the hopes of bringing them to a wider audience. The goal is to provide another resource of hope for people struggling to get through a tough si...

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    June 19, 2014

  • Step No. 5 - Eliminate Boundaries and Obstacles That Inhibit Fun

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    Step No. 5 - Eliminate Boundaries and Obstacles That Inhibit Fun

    301 Ways to Have fun at work - the 12 stepsStep No. 5 - Eliminate Boundaries and Obstacles That Inhibit Fun Fun is contagious and electric. Once unbridled, it will travel fast throughout an organization giving life and energy to all. Make it a goal to find and remove obstacles that inhibit the ...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Step No. 6 - Look for the Humor in Your Situation

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    Step No. 6 - Look for the Humor in Your Situation

    301 Ways to Have fun at work - the 12 steps Step No. 6 - Look for the Humor in Your Situation People generally want to be around someone who is fun and optimistic rather than those who preach doom and gloom. Be the person who can find fun and humor in every situation. Always be ready to laugh,...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Friday Head's Up

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    Friday Head's Up

    Facebook Fanpage NowHavingFun on twitter Reprising the 12 Steps for 301 Ways to Have Fun At Work, here and on my Facebook wall. Always grateful when anybody hits the LIKE button and becomes a fan of my page.

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    June 16, 2014

  • Step No. 7 - Follow Your Intuition. Be Spontaneous.

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    Step No. 7 - Follow Your Intuition. Be Spontaneous.

    301 Ways to Have fun at work - the 12 steps Step No. 7 - Follow Your Intuition. Be Spontaneous. Use the elements of surprise and spontaneity to refresh your work and work relationships. The most common exemplar of both intuitiveness and spontaneity is that person you know who just always seems...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Cleveland Ohio and the future of organizational development - an idea, a BIG idea

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    Cleveland Ohio and the future of organizational development - an idea, a BIG idea

    A vision about Northeast Ohio and Cleveland: making it the center for the enlightened hi-performance workplace.

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    June 16, 2014

  • Step No. 8 Don't Postpone Your Fun

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    Step No. 8 Don't Postpone Your Fun

    301 Ways to Have fun at work - the 12 steps Step No. 8 Don't Postpone Your Fun Don't procrastinate or postpone having fun. Fun is not a reward for completing an assignment. It is the lubricant for getting things done well and working effectively with others. Make it a part of your daily routin...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Step 9 Make Fun Inclusive

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    Step 9 Make Fun Inclusive

    301 Ways to have Fun at Work - The 12 Steps Step 9 Make Fun Inclusive Fun is for sharing. The moment that you exclude another from the fun it stops being fun.The "more the merrier" is the best attitude to adopt.A study by Cornell University found that people who had just seen a funny movie incr...

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    June 16, 2014

  • 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work - The 12 Steps - Step 10 Smile! And Laugh a Lot

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    301 Ways to Have Fun at Work - The 12 Steps - Step 10 Smile! And Laugh a Lot

    301 Ways to Have Fun at Work Step 10 Smile! And Laugh a Lot Smiling and laughing cost nothing, they need no special skills, and take virtually no time to accomplish. Yet a smile or laugh can be the most positively contagious thing. Greet everyone with a smile, take the time for a hearty belly...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Step 11 Become Known as "Fun Loving"

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    Step 11 Become Known as "Fun Loving"

    301 Ways to Have Fun at Work The 12 Steps - Step 11 Become Known as "Fun Loving" Cultivate light heartedness. Here's a wild way to think of this: how might you put your 'mood' in the service of others, in the service of yoiur co-workers and colleagues? Make it a personal mission to infuse fun...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Step 12 Put Fun into Action

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    Step 12 Put Fun into Action

    "301 Ways to Have Fun at Work "(Leslie's fan page) The 12 Steps - Step 12 Put Fun into Action Grab a fun idea and take action. One a day will keep your life filled with fun. Share ideas, borrow ideas, or create your own, but most importantly start now. Momentum and strength will come as ...

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    June 16, 2014

  • 12 Steps, One Step at A Time

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    12 Steps, One Step at A Time

    Twelve Steps to Fun 1. Start with Yourself 2. Inspire Fun in Others 3. Create an Environment That Encourages Fun 4. Celebrate the Benefits of Fun 5. Eliminate Boundaries and Obstacles That Inhibit Fun 6. Look for the Humor in Your Situation 7. Follow Your Intuition. Be Spontaneous ...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Fun Works - Keys - No. 1 Being vs Doing

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    Fun Works - Keys - No. 1 Being vs Doing

    THE ‘DOING’ STATE IS REINFORCED by American culture. We admire doers; we proudly admit to our Type A Behavior of ‘get it done now!’ Performance appraisals recognize the ‘doingness’ of our work contributions but they fail to ask the question: “What were you ‘being’ while you were getting the job d...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Who is working too hard?

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    Who is working too hard?

    Anybody feeling spread too thin, with messages coming in via phone and email 24/7, with creative projects tending to stack up, and, not enough time to celebrate big and little wins? I've been reflecting on this modern-day situation.

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    June 16, 2014

  • Youtube channel and trying to get the hang of social media

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    Youtube channel and trying to get the hang of social media

    (via Facebook) Three new videos have been posted to the Catalyst Consulting Group Youtube channel. Two recap the goals, and, principles, of my book, They Just Don't Get It, Changing Resistance Into Understanding. Thanks to my design guy Randy for elegantly creating a new format for the graphics. ...

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    June 16, 2014

  • Infographic: Leadership Through the Ages

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    Infographic: Leadership Through the Ages

    My book Fun Works was oriented to an over-arching historical view that demonstrated the evolution of an increasingly people-centric workplace. Stephen is a great digger of new stuff and I've charged him with mining for new resources and interesting new thoughts. My directive was: 'find me great ...

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    June 16, 2014

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