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How To "Go With Grace" During Life's Transitions

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I know a business executive named Grace. She's seasoned. She's smart. She does yoga. She calls herself an 'intrapreneur'. She only knows how to be 'all in' and is always 110% committed to anything she takes on. And she's been given the chance to "pursue other opportunities" more than once.

Lucky Grace.

As you may have guessed, Grace looks a lot like me and how to "Go With Grace" is based on my transition experiences over the course of my 30+ year professional career. I know first-hand that exiting a company will be the most terrifying and liberating experience you have (get) to face. But have hope ... because I guarantee that there is life after (insert company name here).

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Are You Using Your Power Wisely?

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"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want
to test a man's character - give him power."

- Abraham Lincoln

Earlier this year we went through the season of honoring our historic presidents - and as we are living in very interesting political times I think it serves us well to look back so we can move forward. I expect I wasn't the only person who googled Abraham Lincoln on that 'not-quite-a-holiday-so-we-still-had-to-work" recognition of his birthday, and found a treasure trove of quotes that are still relevant today.

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Closing the Minnesota Workforce Gap - United Means Jobs For All

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It is a privilege to be in the business of matching great people with great jobs as we support our clients across the Twin Cities.  Our success - and that of our clients - is dependent upon having a deep pool of well trained, diverse, experienced and AVAILABLE job seekers ready to join our teams.

And - as an employer in Minnesota - I have to say that I'm worried.

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The Privilege of Being President (And Knowing When To Keep Your Mouth Shut)

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"If you are not listening, you are not learning."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

"Leadership means duty, honor, country. It means character and even listening from time to time."
- George W. Bush

"Being President is like running a cemetery; you've got a lot of people under you but nobody's listening."
- Bill Clinton

I consider it a privilege to be President at Creatis. I wasn't elected into the role. My team didn't necessarily get to "vote me in" or choose that I was going to be their boss. But I had worked hard over the years and then got a bit lucky by being in the right place at the right time. And I take my 'presidency' role very seriously because with privilege comes obligation. The obligation to work hard to be a great boss. To know when to speak and, more importantly, to know when to keep my mouth shut. And yes, I am still working on that last part.

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