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Austin’s Best Mentor

Austin’s Best Mentor When asked to describe what a “mentor” is or does, I’d be quick to respond with Merriam-Webster’s definition, “a wise and trusted counselor or teacher,” or perhaps its second meaning, “an influential senior sponsor or supporter.” Whichever you choose, both serve well as analytic explanations, but, for me, a “mentor” can only …

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Hanlon’s Razor

As first seen on the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals website Hanlon’s Razor I love this. “Hanlon’s Razor states that we should not attribute to malice that which is more easily explained by stupidity.” In a complex world, this principle helps us avoid extreme paranoia and ideology, often very hard to escape from, by not …

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Breathe

First published on the My Collaborative Team blog on May 1st, 2020 Breathe Trust me, you can’t escape it. By it, I mean . . . well, you know . . . it. Coronavirus! In the past two months, I’ve grown to accept that media, all over the world, is focused on it. After pouring …

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Quarantine Guilt

Quarantine Guilt The other day, I found myself with a bit of “downtime” during quarantine. My baby was actually napping. My five-year old had been sucked into some screen time (non-educational, of course). My husband was involved with a conference call. What to do with this magical moment? Work, of course. So I fired up …

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