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The Plural of “Priority” is Not a Thing

pri·or·i·ty noun  a thing that is regarded as more important than another.  Let me just run down my “priorities” for the last five days: watch toddler (ensure stays alive), eat according to specific doctor-prescribed diets (confusing), design new gardens with very specific, city-approved, drought resistant plants (not a skill I have), select doors and mouldings, […]

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You can’t MAKE the horse do anything. Get your signal straight.

A few weeks ago I had a radical encounter. With a horse. You read that right. I’d been hearing about coaching and leadership work with horses for some time, so I grabbed the chance when I got a personal invitation to try it. The basic setup is that you get in a ring with a […]

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If it’s got a hold on you, Let. It. Go.

Someone just asked me today “…but if you know you’re right, and no one is behind you, when do you give up? And HOW DO YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELF?” I knew what she was talking about because for 20 years I’ve had to let various design ideas, process ideas, strategic ideas go. I let them […]

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Recipe: A New UX Career, in 3 Years or Less

Let’s say…you read Sam Rhee’s recent post. You know, the one that nails what you need to do for UX interviews at Sears to be taken seriously. Then you thought to yourself, “Oh no! I’ve never worked in UX before. What would I possibly put in an online portfolio? How do I get anyone to take […]

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Finding the Up Side of Change

Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Change is constant, within and outside ourselves. Few people I know would – without reflection – call it perfect.  It’s hard. Humans resist it. We don’t like what we don’t know. We don’t like uncertainty. So often at work, the […]

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