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5 Steps to Identify and Share Your Family Values

By Michelle Beckman | January 29, 2014

5 STEPS TO IDENTIFY AND SHARE YOUR FAMILY VALUES Shared Values Years ago, I worked for MBNA America, an extraordinary organization.  If you found yourself in an MBNA facility, you knew their values. You knew exactly what was important to MBNA’s leaders.    The overarching value—THINK OF YOURSELF AS A CUSTOMER—was displayed above every single …

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How a Family Timeline Can Jumpstart Your Personal History Project

By Michelle Beckman | May 6, 2013

HOW A FAMILY TIMELINE CAN JUMPSTART YOUR LIFE STORY PROJECT The Emergency Homework Interruption It was 3:30 on a Tuesday afternoon. My two beautiful children had just returned home from school.  They independently initiated their afternoon routine-snack, pet, homework. With laser focus, I attempted to concentrate on a continuing education class via telephone.  Within minutes, my …

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It’s the Story, Stupid

By Michelle Beckman | January 14, 2013

IT’S THE STORY, STUPID Welcome to Sunday Dinner Stories! I’m so glad you are here. The following article is an updated version of my very first article for my eNewsletter/blog. I originally published it in 2013 when I rescinded—I’m not a quitter—my corporate Information Technology (IT) career. This month, I re-launched my website, and this …

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