Listening Conveys Respect

Listening Conveys Respect

By Mystie Johnson-Foote, MD, MBA My aunt died last night. In the days leading up to her death, the family connected a lot. We talked to her and each other about life. My husband woke early one of these days with thoughts of my aunt and mortality. As we chatted about...
The Digital Age… It’s Everywhere You Look

The Digital Age… It’s Everywhere You Look

By Barb Ward Everywhere you look, people are on their phones: in restaurants, cars, airplanes, walking down the street. Often, they are with other people, families, co-workers, or on dates. And not one of them is talking or listening to the people they are with. They...
Walking the Tightrope to Trust

Walking the Tightrope to Trust

By Barb Ward It is devastating when you are betrayed by someone you thought you could trust. Unfortunately, no one is immune to these situations. As a result of your experiences, you may have consciously, or unconsciously, built defense mechanisms that make it...
I Thought I Could Trust You

I Thought I Could Trust You

By Barb Ward Trust. It is the foundation of every relationship – personally and professionally. It is not only the measure of the quality of the relationship between individuals, groups, teams, and organizations, it defines how you are perceived by others and how you...
Look What’s New

Look What’s New

In October, Innovative Connections will celebrate 14 years in business. As we started in 2008, businesses were struggling through the Great Recession. As we move through 2021, the changes resulting from COVID shine a new light on what it means to be successful through...
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