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Leading through play – disappointment and change: Days 10 – 17

I had a disappointment this past week … a little project that didn’t go off as I expected. I couldn’t have been more prepared, and yet there I stood – surprised in the actual moment … I knew enough to be present, to carry on, to do my best with what I had to work with. The thing is you don’t know what you don’t know until you know it. Change happens, play helps.

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Five questions for listeners and leaders

Can we listen to all the stories as if we were holding a bouquet of wild flowers tenderly in our hands? I believe truth can be found in all accounting. Here are five playful questions that might attune our ears – as a listener and a leader – in a more helpful way …

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Leading through play – a thirty day challenge in nature: Day 1

Once upon a time I dug up snails, collected tadpoles, played in the dirt, climbed trees, and once had a ball searching though an abandoned house. When I became a woman, replete with car and license, I was handed the odd notion that if I walked outside, I’d better be careful …Then one day I began to question some of this …

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Dogs, invisible dawgz and leadership

I’ve been wondering what it would be like if dogs owned people, and how that turn-a-bout would change things for us two-legged humans. I knew my invisible beagle, bill (small “b”) would have some insight on this topic, and in a recent conversation he shared his thoughts, and I came away with a laugh or two and a few informal lessons in personal leadership.

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The Crying Song ~ a story about change

When change happens in your life, does “play” come to mind? … Speaking of change, one of my favorite stories about change has been on my mind recently. This is about a five minute story about a little turtle and change. It’s one of my off-the-cuff stories and I hope you enjoy it!

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4 take-a-ways to navigate roadblocks with a bit more clarity

We had a pretty big windstorm yesterday in my neck of the woods and more than one tree fell over. One of those trees fully blocked a neighborhood road. This got me thinking about the roadblocks we run across in our lives. In this short video you'll find four...

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What if we walked backwards

One day, in March of 2016, I got a wild hair idea. That is, I had the odd notion that when I went out for my next walk, I ought to walk backwards. My next thought was that it would look a little odd, and it could be a risky thing to do. Heck, it might even be dangerous, and it did turn out to be dangerous, but more on that later.

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Mary K Clark

Mary K Clark

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