What Does Your Presence Attract?

Here we are: 2017! Wasn’t 1999 just yesterday? Are we really only three years away from 2020? (Somehow that date sounds so Space Age-y.) But yes, here we are, with a brand new year full of possibilities. What are you going to fill YOUR year with? What would YOU like to attract? Sari posted on read more…

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Getting What You Want (And Finding Out You Don’t Want It)

 “This is not the experience I want to have. This is not the experience I want to have. This is not the experience I want to have…” That thought kept repeating itself over and over again until I made the decision I never planned to make…I asked for an epidural. 18 months ago, I gave read more…

Face-to-face or Email?

In case you missed it: A few lines from this article were quoted by Marguerite Ward of CNBC in her post “6 Mistakes You Should Never Make in a Work Email.” Are you an email person, a phone person, or an in-person person? (That’s a lot of “persons.”) I prefer sending and receiving email: I read more…

The Price of Beauty

Lying there on the table, I felt utterly helpless. Bandages pulled tightly at the corners of my eyes, forcing them almost completely shut. Paralyzed with fear, I could faintly make out the outline of a sharp instrument passing dangerously close to my eyes.  Now before you start to worry that I had been kidnapped by a gang of organ thieves, let me assure you that this psychological torture read more…

Three Traps that Can Demoralize Any Team

Last week, almost our entire FORTE staff (Joe didn’t come – lame-o!) convened in Portland at our downtown office. None of us actually live in Portland anymore. Sari, Kevin, Stacey and I all live in the suburbs (Beaverton and Vancouver), Sirpa and Joe live in southern California, and Sabrina moved to Colorado (but she’s coming read more…

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