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It was all over an Oreo

I remember the look on my daughters face. She had just come to me “Mom, if you twist the cookies just like this, she carefully twisted the two flat cookies that sandwiched the frosting in-between in opposite directions, you can eat the middle!”  That’s when I did...

Hipsters Got It Going On!

It's like a revival. Read or listen - as you please. I’ve been thinking a lot about social media and what seems to be major move towards doing everything online and, ya know…I’m not sure about the on-line-ness of the future. When I was a kid reading sci-fi and as I...

Clean Coaching is Green Coaching

I was in a small health food co-op the other day and on my way out I saw a local green directory titled Solstice. I looked at the book, paused, walked out the door, then turned around walking back in and grabbing a copy for myself. What happened as I walked out the...

Clean Language Meets the 5 Second Rule

I’ve been cleaning out my shed. 

It’s at the very back of our property and holds books, treasures, and lots of junk. You know how it goes…ten years in the same place. For me small, and not so small, things accumulate and I do the ole “I’ll get around to it…one day” routine.

Here it was – a beautiful day for working outside and I was procrastinating.

On Clean Interviewing with James Lawley

James Lawley and I talk about what Clean Interviewing is, where is comes from, where and how it is being used, and the benefits of using this innovative interview model that minimizes unintended interviewer bias.

Clean interviewing is for managers, coaches, analysts, educators, researchers, graduate students, auditors, small business owners … Anyone in a situation where gathering authentic and trustworthy information is important.

Clean Language is like… Origami

Metaphor is to the human mind what folding is to science.

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It originated in China in the 2nd century and moved to Japan in the 6th century. Paper was very expensive, so it was originally an art form for the rich: even the smallest scraps were saved to be used in folding.