What’s your Empathy Quotient?

June 16th, 2015 by Maryanne Honeycutt

Over the last three years, I have researched, read and reflected on compassion and how it shows up at work and home. It’s been a great exploration to find the many ways compassion is understood. It’s something we know by experience, and is less clear to define. After many conversations and interviews, empathy is a […]

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High Performers or High Potentials?

January 24th, 2014 by Maryanne Honeycutt

Most leaders have star performers, and often times, those leaders work hard to find new ways to engage them to be productive and fulfilled in their roles. Finding new projects, developing a specific skill or getting exposure to different markets or people can all be ways to reward performers. In a recent situation, I worked […]

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Is the Glass Half Empty of Half Full?

June 17th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

I read this post recently, and thought it was a great twist on a common expression…Just had to share! A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, “half empty […]

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Be Purposeful

March 29th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

          “One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know’, Alice answered. ‘Then’, said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter which road you take.’ […]

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Your Calling

March 28th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

This is a contribution by Tara Sophia Mohr “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes It’s me. The one who keeps talking to you about that thing. That project. That possibility. I know you think you couldn’t be the one for the job, but honestly, if you weren’t the one for the job, […]

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A Blank Slate

March 19th, 2013 by Maryanne Honeycutt

A blank slate… what comes to mind?  Do you think of emptiness or perhaps a lot of work, or does a blank slate energize you with opportunity and creativity?  We often associate a blank slate with starting over, so perhaps your initial thoughts may be based on whether or not you want  a fresh start, […]

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A Path to Productivity

May 2nd, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

As I sit at my desk preparing for a productivity program to a group of 14 executives next week, I ask myself, what would this group find valuable?  What’s not working for them?  Where are the opportunities to do something differently and increase productivity? The executives are from a wide variety of industries, and I […]

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What do you see?

January 18th, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

What do you see in this very moment… Winter isn’t my season of choice. In fact, I often have to stretch myself to see the beauty of the season – things look stark, dull and lifeless.  As I have watched this season, however, there is a beautiful stillness, a peace, even a strength behind it […]

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The Journey, by Mary Oliver

January 6th, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

This poem spoke to me, as Mary Oliver’s poems frequently do. Perhaps it will speak to you as well. One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice– though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at […]

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Is standing still progress?

January 5th, 2012 by Maryanne Honeycutt

It’s fun to run.  And if you’re in the mood, to skip or leap around. There is something freeing and energizing about moving forward with great force.  It’s like there is nothing holding you back and you leave what you want to leave behind you.  My running highs result from both the endorphin rush and the more […]

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