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Role Model Spotlight: Davanna Marks, Director of Manufacturing, Cell Therapy CDMO with Thermo Fisher Scientific

By Laura Thorne, MACNY Consulting Partner Don’t be afraid to write down your goals. This is how Davanna Marks, Director of Manufacturing, has succeeded thus far in her young career....

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New Program Combines Book Club, Coaching, and Accountability: Here’s How the First Round Went

By Laura Thorne, MACNY Consulting Partner When I started as an official consulting partner with MACNY, I wanted to create a unique training offering that was effective, affordable, and simple...

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Forget About Resilience, Focus on Stability

By Laura Thorne, MACNY Consulting Partner Today, as I enjoy the view from a park bench at Webster Pond surrounded by geese and ducks, I’m reflecting on the many times I’ve...

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How To Reach Your Goals: Be Consistently Better

By Laura Thorne, MACNY Consulting Partner There are a ton of quotes out there about consistency being the key to success. But is it? I’ve consistently posted on Instagram once...

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2-Step Exercise to Unlocking the Benefits of Practicing Empowerment

By MACNY Consultant, Laura Thorne Did you know that when (properly) implemented, empowering the people in your life can reap rewards for both you and them? Just as empowering someone...

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Turn the Ship Around, the Best Leadership Book

By Official MACNY Consultant, Laura Thorne Turn the Ship Around by David L. Marquet. The title of this book couldn’t be more perfect. Here is what you can expect to...

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Including Diversity as Part of Your Legacy

I’ve been hearing the word “legacy” from business leaders a lot lately. While some believe legacy has to do with the projects and products left behind after they die, others...

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5 Key Lessons that I Learned about Managing People After a Year of Caregiving for Two Toddlers

5 Key Lessons that I Learned about Managing People After a Year of Caregiving for Two Toddlers In 2013, I became an insta-mom. I had never wanted kids, but found...

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10 Tips for Being Productive while Traveling for Work

10 Tips for Being Productive while Traveling for Work If you’ve read the last two articles in the Bench Marks blog series, you know I have been traveling in Hawaii....

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How Setting Intentions Can Help You Avoid Conflict while Achieving Goals

How Setting Intentions Can Help You Avoid Conflict while Achieving Goals Would you have the guts to start a business with your best friend? I was traveling in Hawaii with...

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Starting Relationships with Strangers is Easier Than You Think: Here are some tips to start the conversation

Starting Relationships with Strangers is Easier Than You Think: Here are some tips to start the conversation I wrote this week’s Bench Marks blog in an Airbnb condo around the...

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Strategic Intuition vs. Strategic Planning: Chapter Summary

Strategic Intuition vs. Strategic Planning: Chapter Summary I co-host a leadership book club called the High Impact Reading Challenge with Positive Psychology Coach, Lisa Sears. The last book we read...

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: 5 Steps to Ending a Project without Ruining Your Reputation

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: 5 Steps to Ending a Project without Ruining Your Reputation A few weeks ago one of my mentees-turned-friends asked to have a call with...

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Recognizing Blame: How to Break the Habit of Making Excuses

Recognizing Blame: How to Break the Habit of Making Excuses We all do it. Something goes wrong, a customer complains, a colleague asks a question and what do we do?...

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Look Back to Leap Forward: One Simple Way to Achieve more in the Coming Year

Look Back to Leap Forward: One Simple Way to Achieve more in the Coming Year Laura Thorne, Official MACNY Consulting Partner As 2021 comes to an end, be sure to...

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Extreme Email Accountability: How to Create Better Relationships Via Email

Extreme Email Accountability: How to Create Better Relationships Via Email Laura Thorne, Official MACNY Consulting Partner Effective communication is a skill required for success in just about any endeavor. One...

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Shaping Up: Four Benefits of a Strong Core in Both Body and Business

Shaping Up: Four Benefits of a Strong Core in Both Body and Business Laura Thorne, Official MACNY Consulting Partner How strong is your core? Does that question make you immediately...

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Dawn of a New Blog: Thoughts after my first Live2Lead and the birth of the Bench Marks blog series

Dawn of a New Blog: Thoughts after my first Live2Lead and the birth of the Bench Marks blog series Laura Thorne, Official MACNY Consulting Partner I’ve just left John Maxwell's...

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