Category Archive: Tips

Here you will find tips and tricks for staying Open Hearted in your workplace

Feb 25

Go For It. HUG!

Almost any situation could use more true communication, especially business situations.  Knowing your colleagues well is a key to more true communications – right?  Recently I was in a business situation where it had been a while since I had seen a colleague I like and respect. Big smiles, happy to see you!  Then… an …

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Feb 17

Thought Leader to Harvard Business Review?

Too funny, just opened today’s “Management Tip of the Day” from the Harvard Business Review.  Guess what?  They followed my lead from yesterday’s post about communication between different functions in a company. The tip says “If you bring people from different part of the organization together to innovate, it’s possible this jargon will get in …

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Feb 10

How to Bring Your Whole Self to Work: Respect & Trust

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Having experienced his engaging and powerful management style, I recently asked Donald (Dee) Wilson, Vice President at Measured Progress and iBeam Services, to speak with me about Open Hearted Works. I opened our discussion by sharing the purpose of this blog—that it endeavors to create insight and community around being Open Hearted in the workplace, …

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Feb 07

Michelangelo on Open Heartedness

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“I began to understand that the promises of the world are for the most part vain phantoms, and that to have faith in oneself and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.” ~ Michelangelo from Interlude Retreat. Even Michelangelo is telling us that the most powerful and peaceful starting place …

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Feb 04

It’s All About the People

One of the main tenets of Open Hearted Works is the full respect everyone in the workplace shows one another.  I think it is a vital part of the success of any company.  Some companies have used the recession as a reason to treat people at all levels of their workforce with less respect–from C-level …

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Jan 31

What We Envision

“The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, and this you will become.” ~ James Allen Saying from the peaceful website Interlude.com

Jan 18

Please Respect Me

Receptionists can make a big difference in how a company is perceived by the world.  I feel disrespected by my recent conversation with one and now have a sightly different opinion of the company. Here’s the situation: I ask the receptionist to talk with Ms. Smith.  She responds, “Who is calling?” and I give my …

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