Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Give thanks….breathe deeply”

I recently was working with a board and senior leadership team. The purpose of the day’s work was to review and act on a couple of strategic initiatives that were emerging from their planning work. This is an organization that … Continue reading

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Rituals – When the Seemingly Meaningless is Full of Meaning

I have been reading and writing in a delightful setting in southern France. Levieux Couvent is a former convent. Across the driveway stands the old church. The church bell rings on the hour and of course there is a toll … Continue reading

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Rituals—what’s the point?

Harvard Business School and Carlson School of Management completed some research on rituals. They were trying to assess whether participation in a ritual deepened appreciation for what follows. They were studying whether meaningless rituals such as lifting a champagne glass … Continue reading

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