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Beyond the Crucible

Sep 29, 2020

It's hard enough to get through failures and setbacks -- we only make them worse by beating ourselves up or trying to move past them too quickly. Author and wellness coach Cami Smalley stresses the importance of looking at crucibles through the lens of our strengths and being intentional about taking mindful pauses to...


Sep 22, 2020

It can make a professional paper cut feel like a full-fledged crucible. It leaves you wondering why you and your work are never good enough. But perfectionism, for all its insidiousness, can be overcome. Show yourself some grace, find the humor in your missteps, and realize that good enough usually is, in fact,...


Sep 15, 2020

There never seems to be enough time to finish all your work -- let alone think about it, especially when crucibles hit. Harvard Business School professor Joseph Badarocco says that's because we view reflection all wrong. It doesn't need to be a mountaintop experience, he writes in his new book, Step Back: How to Bring...


Sep 8, 2020

She had a great corporate job, doing what she felt called and equipped to do. Then Toni Munoz Kaufman contracted SARS, which nearly killed her and did cost her a lung. As she recovered, she was laid off. But her joyous spirit and wisdom passed down from her father pushed her to persevere and help other Baby Boomers...