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How to Overcome Your Decision-Making Hurdles: Part One

By Vega Subramaniam

Decision making is hard

Mala and I had the pleasure of spending a couple hours recently with some Intentional Life Planning participants during our follow-up session on decision-making.

We came to talk about what helps us make good … Read More

08 Sep '15

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The Autumn That Could Be

By Vega Subramaniam

Last week’s New York Times article The Summer That Never Was got me to wondering how common author Tim Kreider’s experience is: his sense of foreboding and gloom, lost opportunities and lost time as autumn approaches. … Read More

How to hire a contractor for your organization’s everyday work

By Mala Nagarajan

As a nonprofit leader in need of staff, you may be tempted to hire a contractor (aka consultant) to fill a vacancy. Maybe you think it’ll be easier to get rid of the person if it doesn’t … Read More

Autumnal Equinox: A Time for Rejuvenation

By Vega Subramaniam

The onset of autumn always fills me with a sense of anticipation. I have a visceral response to the changes in the air that come with the start of the academic year. I was one of the … Read More

A True North: Building A Map to The Life You Want to Live

By Mala Nagarajan

When Vega or I tell people that we’ve held our own personal strategic planning retreat every year for the past 12 years, we’re apt to get curious, astonished looks. And as often as not, we’re asked what … Read More

14 Apr '15

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The Secret Connection Between Self-Sabotage and Self-Determination

By Vega Subramaniam

…and what does this have to do with habit change?

Recently, I decided that I want to eat more vegetables. Actually, I want my meals to be vegetable-dominant. This is a new thing. For most of my … Read More

Environmental Scan

By Mala Nagarajan

Record-breaking winter weather. An impending financial crisis. An economic boom.

How would your organization be affected? Are you ready?

Conditions outside your organization can make (or break) you. One systematic way of preparing for pivotal events … Read More

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Glad you found us. We want to help you and your organization promote a healthy workplace culture and strong teams.

Mala tends to write about what she stays up at night thinking about: human resources, operations, and technology. Her conversations are with … Read More