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I am working on a special project for a client – and one of the team members has very specific opinions about the outcome.  As long as he gets his way, I am sure he’ll be happy.  So he sees his primary job is to influence, cajole, put down, ridicule and downright bully his teammates into agreeing with his original position.

That’s not teamwork.  That’s coercion.

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Kristin speaking about Memorial Day at Maravilla, a Senior Living Community

Kristin speaking about Memorial Day at Maravilla, a Senior Living Community

 

Since I retired from the US Coast Guard and am now a professional speaker, my mother thought it would be appropriate that I say a few words at the Maravilla Memorial Day event.  The program director gave me 5 minutes to talk about “What Memorial Day Means to Me.”

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