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Interview with Integrity-Based Communications

My last article focused on my brilliant young protégée, an aspiring accountant, who whose goal was to get hired as a summer intern. It was a great experience. She aced the interview, landed the internship, and ultimately a job with the firm. Have you ever experienced starting off meeting people well enough, then having your job hopes dashed during the … Read More

Pick Up The Phone…Just Because!

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What better time to pick up the phone and say you care, than on Valentine’s Day? If it matters that science says so, please read on. Dr. Cary Nelson sent this to me, and I found it worthy of posting because of his carefully constructed, scientific analysis of why personal, heart-to-heart communication is radically beneficial. Today, I want to ask … Read More

SMARTer Goals for 2017

Shelley BaurCommunicating, Goals, Life Balance, Purpose, ValuesLeave a Comment

It’s the first day of the second month of 2017, and it’s time to take a look at SMARTER goals, not just SMART goals. My friend and FocalPoint business coach, Eric Eurich, packed an hour with teaching, enrichment, and reflection for a group of business owners, and incorporated the concept of “alignment” into what most of us call “SMART” goals. … Read More

Kindness Is Always in Season

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Integrity, Kindness, Relationships, Values

Shelley Baur Integrity-Based Communications Kindness in Season

Regardless of any other affiliation, people of good will surely agree on one thing: Kindness transcends “difference.” Kindness demonstrates respect. Kindness shows consideration for others. In almost every circumstance I can imagine, kindness is akin to humility. At this time of year, carolers sing ‘tis the season to be jolly. But I posit ’tis always the season to be kind. … Read More

Straight From the Heart

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Relationships, Taking Risks, Values

As we approach a season mixed with gratitude, anticipation, joy, and reunion, we will invariably re-connect with people that we don’t see on a regular basis. For some, anxiety is palpable. For others, historic behaviors create tension. Conversation may be strained. All of us have gone through changes in the past year, and some still struggle with sadness and loss. … Read More

What Is Living On Purpose?

Shelley BaurCommunicating, Goals, Integrity, Life Balance, Living on Purpose

IBC Shelley Baur blog living on purpose

Living on Purpose is an intentional choice to move toward achieving goals, based on your personal life mission and purpose, in alignment with your values and daily activities. Recently, I facilitated a half-day of honest introspection, where learners’ discovery was deepened with fresh definitions of communicating honestly, clarifying values, and learning how to live a balanced life. How? First, we … Read More

Greatest Joys, Fears in Relationship

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Integrity, Living on Purpose, Values

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Psychologists say that human are driven by two motivators: gaining pleasure and avoiding pain.  In my last article, we looked at identifying what you value most in a particular relationship – the things that we most want to be present in the relationship. Understanding Greatest Fears It’s just as informative to flip the coin and ask, “What do I most … Read More

What Do You Value Most?

Shelley BaurCommunicating, Integrity, Living on Purpose, Values

IBC Shelley Baur blog value most

Have you ever been asked, “What do you value most?”  Have you re-visited that question lately? Recently I was privileged to work with a small group of talented business owners who wanted a sample of my two-day seminar, Living on Purpose.  “What do you value most?” resonated deeply with each of them.  Watch the facilitated session here: Values Clarification Video … Read More