The Gray Area

with Donna Gray


When the workweek — or workday — get long, here's how to power through

At a recent business function, several people at my table commented on how busy they have been and how much they’re looking forward to summer when they have fewer business commitments.

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Coping with change

There’s an old saying, “If you do not create change, change will create you.” I don’t know many people in business or in their personal lives who like change. Most of us resist change, although change itself is constant. No matter whether we resist or avoid change, it enters our lives just the same. It’s easier to adapt to change when you initiate it. According to Alan Deutschman, author of Change or Die, what really inspires positive change is hope, not fear.

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Finding resilience in adversity

Some years ago when my brother was in the process of selling our family business he called and told me that he thought I was the most resilient person he’d ever met, and he asked me how he could develop that same gift.

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Life hits you when you least expect it

A recent Saturday morning was going as usual. As always, the first thing on Saturday’s agenda was grocery shopping with my husband, Dave, and our daughter, Vicki.

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Good intentions

At just about every recent holiday event I attended, I heard business folks discussing how they find themselves trying to do it all while at the same time trying to find and maintain a good work-life balance.

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