Category Archives: MJBurchard

Enough is Enough: Part 1

“Having enough time” begins with knowing when to say when “I don’t have enough time to get everything done!” As someone who has taught in universities, supervised teams, organized events, and parented a teenager, I have heard this too many times to count. Full disclosure, I have used those words myself. But “not enough time”…
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Be a Helper: Why We Need Diplomacy When Things Get Ugly

By: Dr. MaryJo Burchard Just a few days ago, the unthinkable happened in my community. My city – one of the safest cities in the U.S. – experienced a tragedy beyond imagination, and we are all still reeling from it. Having worked at the City of Virginia Beach for four years, I knew people involved.…
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Appreciation: Infinitely More than Recognition

Sharon sat down and stared at the “Employee of the Year” plaque on her wall. She knew this was a high honor, but after the last 24 hours, the distinction felt hollow. She could not understand where the frustration and sense of disappointment were coming from, but they overwhelmed her as she felt a lump…
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How to Motivate in Diverse Work Environments

Dr. MaryJo Burchard works in the East Coast office of MasterMinds Leadership to help leaders clarify and focus on what's most important to them, optimizing their personal and professional effectiveness through data-driven coaching and training. “The greatest gift we can give to others is genuine care and connection,” said Burchard. As an integral part of the MasterMinds…
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Navigating Change at Work

Successfully navigating change requires taking a good, hard look at your values—first and foremost. For generations, conventional organizations could approach change like a sailor approached the sea: though sailors could not control the elements, they could predict the elements within reason and grow skilled in channeling them. Consequently, almost all change could still be managed and controlled. But…
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Organizational Culture Defines Engagement

Dr. MaryJo Burchard works in the East Coast office of MasterMinds Leadership to help leaders clarify and focus on what's most important to them, optimizing their personal and professional effectiveness through data-driven coaching and training. “The greatest gift we can give to others is genuine care and connection,” said Burchard. As an integral part of the MasterMinds…
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