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Does tradition inhibit change?

The holiday season is here, that means it is time for the traditional dinner, turkey, mash potatoes with gravy, homemade apple pie, cool whip and of course some vanilla ice cream on top! This is the start of traditions many of us will experience over the next several weeks. Christmas will arrive and my now [...]

By | December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Leadership Lesson…

I learned a very valuable lesson many years ago that could have derailed years of effort. It’s one that I have frequently shared, as well as coached others that experienced similar situations. Here we go. Early in my career, I was promoted. I was excited about my next challenge, but sad I would be moving [...]

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What the TV show “The Voice” can teach business leaders….

This season the hit reality show “The Voice” has a new atmosphere about it. At least I think so. My reason for watching it is now more than just entertainment, something new has surfaced. Oh I still watch it to see the competition of new talent arise from an unknown to star status reaching the [...]

By | October 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I can’t hear you…

The last time you sat in the office with your boss, did you really, truly believe what he was saying to you? Or just let his words move in one ear and out the other? What about when you listened to your team’s thoughts on your newest proposal, which you believed was a great idea [...]

By | July 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being your own coach for self-awareness

I vividly remember my interview with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to become a “big sister.” The BBBS representative in the interview process asked what I didn't want in a match and being a person with very few “kid relationships” in my life; I said, “being stubborn and throwing temper tantrums in public.” Obviously [...]

By | May 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Balance – What does it really mean in the work place?

Balance – What does it really mean in the work place? It is the new reason why objectives do not get completed. Isn’t that what many of you are told? You have heard and read the all the articles that we, as Americans especially, are spending way too much time working. This really means, not [...]

By | September 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments