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The Observer Effect and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

November 25, 2021

By Dave Bushy My apologies to the physicists who might be reading this.  I’m no expert on quantum mechanics.  But I am a lifelong learner.  So when I saw an article recently on “Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle,” I read further and learned about what is called the “Observer Effect,” which, in physics, is described as the […]

Taking Command – Your Turn at the Helm

November 11, 2021

By Dave Bushy Every leader experiences that first adrenalin rush – tinged with a bit of uncertainty – when we first take command of a department, a company or a military unit. Part of the mixed emotions we experience can be linked to the very real feeling that we have finally achieved a career ambition […]

Apple Picking

October 29, 2021

by Allison Iantosca We went apple picking earlier this month. Well, kind of. Let me back up. First of all, it’s October. And though I would swear on every fall prior to this one that October is the prime apple picking month, apparently it’s not. It’s too late. I do remember that September is too […]

How Do I Bring My Best Self to an Interview?

October 25, 2021

By Lisa McNeill I’m not a Career Coach in the traditional sense, however I often have clients who are in the process of searching for a new job, thinking about a career change, and/or looking for new opportunities for growth and leadership.  Currently, I’m working with two clients who are actively interviewing, another who has […]

“Hold It Like a Feather”

October 7, 2021

By Dave Bushy One of my favorite coaching mentors often said “hold it like a feather,” as he held his hand out and demonstrated the lightness he was describing.  He was teaching us that our questions as coaches can often land in ways we might not have imagined.  And that our job is to assure […]

The Power of the Word Should

September 23, 2021

By Allison Iantosca You know the saying “sticks and stones may break…but words will never hurt me”?  I humbly beg to differ. Words have huge power to hurt, especially the words we speak to ourselves.  And I have decided that one of the most hurtful and powerful words we speak to ourselves is the word […]

A Leader Can Build a Real Team

September 9, 2021

By Dave Bushy A few weeks ago, I published a blog about “Finding My Solid Ground.”  The article struck a chord with my readers, many of whom followed up with questions and comments.  One person asked, “Do you have any ideas on how I, as a leader, can help establish solid ground for the members […]

How Do I Become a Servant Leader?

August 26, 2021

By Dave Bushy I was fortunate to work on the senior team of an airline president who epitomized servant leadership.   If he was carrying a pen with the corporate logo on it and an employee complimented it, he gave it as a present. He would lend his car to those of us who commuted by […]

Five Ways to Find My “Solid Ground”

August 11, 2021

By Dave Bushy In the workplace and in life we sometimes enter a phase where we feel as if we are standing on uncertain ground.  We become disoriented and struggle to find our balance in order to regain equilibrium. Sometimes it can be a new job, or a promotion, or even a transfer.  It can […]

The 5 Secrets to Setting Boundaries at Work

July 29, 2021

By Diane Shannon Karen is a 35-year-old physician recently recruited to lead a newly formed department at a large academic health system. She was new to leadership and initially let the prevailing culture dictate the ways meetings were held. There were many tangential conversations and virtually no relationship building. She left each one feeling depleted […]

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