Posts Tagged 'Patricia Muir'

Grief in the Workplace

Grief in the Workplace

Courtesy of Patricia Muir from Executive Encore – Maestro Quality Inc.

A few years ago, I worked with a young woman who lost her sister to a rare cancer. In the months, weeks, and days leading up to her sister’s death, I saw her struggle with her commitments to her work, her sister, and her children. Other than a few urgent phones calls at work and a few emergency-leave days, it was business-as-usual considering the major disruption in her life. Her ...

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Taking Care of You and Business

Taking Care of You and Business

Courtesy of Patricia Muir from Executive Encore – Maestro Quality Inc.

Following your loss, you are likely to encounter several bouts of “self-preservation” followed by a sense of “rebirth”. This theme will thread through your life like a ribbon: sometimes flowing and fearless; sometimes taught and twisted.

My own experience presented difficult choices when I was most vulnerable. I made many decisions based on self-preservation; not effective business-decision models!

In his final days, my father shared his most valuable ...

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Stop the Balancing Act!

Courtesy of Patricia Muir from Executive Encore – Maestro Quality Inc.

Losing a loved one brings on intense transition that tips, upsets, and overturns our life both personally and professionally.

Through my own experience of loss, I discovered that “integration” rather than “balance” is key to a gentler flow through this intense period of transition.

“Integration” implies acceptance, assimilation, and sense of continuous flowing energy. As something is added, it is absorbed but it does not take over. ...

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