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Mirroring at Work and Life

Nobody gives feedback like a teenager. When I was 14-years-old, my best friend told me that I was copying her too much. Everything she liked, I liked. Everything she did, I did. “You’re driving me crazy,” she said. “Get your own identity.” It was honest feedback, but it made me cry. Yes, I was mirroring…

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Holiday Reconciliation

You know what’s a terrible idea at home or work? Holiday reconciliation. No holiday season tugs at your heart strings more efficiently than Christmastime, even if you’re not Christian, but here’s the thing about forced peace treaties: any amicable arrangement forged without the hard work of authentic and genuine reconciliation isn’t a treaty at all.…

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