Author Archives: Denise Moreland

About Denise Moreland

The dynamics between employees and managers are fascinating, and often dysfunctional. I have spent my career trying to create healthy and engaging relationships. My book, Management Culture (Two Harbors Press, 2012), identifies outdated rules and patterns, and offers fresh ideas on how we can all improve our work places. Learn more and purchase Management Culture at mgmtculture.com. Through my business, LifeGuides, I provide life coaching, facilitation and public speaking services. Please follow me on: Facebook Linkedin Twitter

My Mission

Many years ago I attending a training course where we were required to write a personal mission statement. The statement was to be a reflection of our core values. After much reflection, I wrote: To Speak Truth, To Feel Compassion, … Continue reading

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Courage Prayer

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” We have come to know these words as the “serenity prayer,” used widely by people in … Continue reading

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Mission-Driven

What motivates us to work? Making money, making a difference, making friends? Being productive, being creative, being busy? For some, the mission of the profession or organization that employs them is not important. For others, the organizational mission is what … Continue reading

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LifeGuides

One of my core beliefs is that life will guide us toward greater joy, deeper connections, and meaningful success if we listen and align our thoughts, actions and decisions with the energy of life. Life is all that is good … Continue reading

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Human Strength and Vulnerability

Human beings are a contradiction of strength and vulnerability. The human mind, body and spirit can endure tremendous suffering through trauma, illness and pain and survive or even thrive. We have an incredible ability to heal. Could you imagine if … Continue reading

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Sins of Our Fathers

This country was founded on the belief that all men are created equal. At the time, this meant only white men. Indigenous people were seen as savages, exploited for their knowledge and resources, and then annihilated. Black people were viewed … Continue reading

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Cults and Culture

One of the greatest human needs is to belong, to feel connected to others, to be part of a group that understands and welcomes us. Every group, whether a family, a community, a sports team or a workplace, has a … Continue reading

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Division

The division that rocks our nation appears to be political and cultural. People following different leaders, listening to different sources of truth and accusing the other of lies. Everyone wants to be included. Everyone wants to be affirmed. Everyone wants … Continue reading

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Let’s Reorganize!

It seems whatever ails us at work, the management solution is often “Let’s reorganize!” (I myself have been guilty of this all too frequent conclusion.) These two simple words often result in weeks (or months) of speculation and anxiety, followed by … Continue reading

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Night Demons

The season calls not for a blog, but a poem. Here is one I wrote several years ago that seems fitting for these times. Night Demons by Denise Moreland During the day they lurk in the shadows Driven to the … Continue reading

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