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What Happens When You Put Other People First?

By Barb Ward    What would the world look like if we all took the advice to put other people first? Your co-workers, your family, your friends? Focusing on others before yourself puts you into a different mindset, allows you to be more flexible, and creates...

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

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

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

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

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...

Timing is Everything

By Laurie Cure With spring coming to a close and summer ready to blossom, I am reminded in my work and life of the deep need to respect the timing of events. Farmers and gardeners know that you cannot bring a seed to life prematurely. It requires time, space,...

Give Yourself a Moment to Observe

By Laurie Cure Amidst the chaos and the frantic pulse of our lives, we find very little time to stop and pause. I’m guilty. We all are. I wake up and too many mornings I roll over and check my email before even taking a deep breath. Despite knowing and teaching...

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