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Quantum Physics

| by Katie Weeks

As part of my Authentic Leadership coaching class through Raleigh Coaching Academy, I had the privilege of reading ten books to support the curriculum. Eight books into my reading I told my six-year-old son, Ian, that I had reading for school to do so I could only read him one book instead o…

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Runners Run…Even in a Pandemic

| by Shannon Williams

If you know that our younger son is a collegiate runner, then you probably have heard me say. “Runners run.” Runners run when it is hot, cold, raining, tropical storming, sleeting, or snowing. They run when you are on vacation, Thanksgiving Day, their birthdays. They run. Carso…

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North Carolina Has a Long Way to Go to Tackle Wage Equity

| by Beth Briggs

2020 kicked us in the knees, leaving us a little shaky and rather vulnerable. Everything has changed. Uncommon times call for conscientious examination of who we are and our personal and professional core values. At Armstrong McGuire we have been intentional in discussions about how we demo…

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Ensuring Productivity Without Anxiety During COVID-19

| by April Anthony

We all thought things would be back to normal by now but, instead, our numbers are increasing daily. Keeping anxiety at bay is important to ensure productivity, especially when most of us are working remotely. When the body and mind are thrown into an unknown like the pandemic, we react by p…

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Doors, Inequities, and Implicit Bias

| by Shannon Williams

Last week Staci Barfield and I participated in a webinar from Nonprofit HR about race and diversity practices in nonprofits. The slide below really stood out to me. I am starting to realize that there are many inequities that I never see or think about because they don’t apply to me…

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Summer of 2020

| by Shannon Williams

I suspect a lot will be different this summer. Even the weather in the Triangle this week has not been typical. When I entered the nonprofit sector in 1993, summer was considered a downtime—a slower pace. A time to come in a little later, leave a little earlier. Generally, get ahead. …

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Authenticity in the Workplace

| by Staci Barfield

As my grandmother would say, “These are trying times.” Nearly every person I have engaged with recently acknowledges that their emotions have been all over the place in the last few months. And, unfortunately, it’s the negative feelings – fear, loneliness, uncertaint…

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We Must Do More Than Talk About Racism

| by Bert Armstrong

Not long ago all of us were being asked to do our civic duty and help each other by staying home and keeping our distance from one another. While emotionally and financially difficult, it is believed to be the most effective means of confronting this terrible COVID-19 pandemic until a vaccin…

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