There have been few heroines in my life, but Barbara Pierce Bush is certainly one. Despite being born in New York, she was very much a Southern Belle, more a Steel Magnolia. I identify with her voracious love of family and books, raising sons, her white hair, love of Springer Spaniels, her outspoken nature, Presbyterian […]
Who ISN’T experiencing life with Millennials these days? Millennials are those born @ 1981 – 1997, a/k/a Generation Y (Why? Why? Why?) a/k/a the ME, ME, ME generation. They are also called the Echo Boomers as most of them are children of Baby Boomers who created their birth rate surge. My two sons are Millennials (technically). Neither […]
A year ago while writing 2015’s Life Lessons (never posted), a string of inconceivable events occurred, my world tipped on its axis, and life hasn’t been the same. Some of those events are covered in previous posts but I decided I needed to articulate,at least for myself, what 2016 taught me. Lesson One: As you grow […]
Imagine. You’ve spent decades raising four children. They have all grown and flown the nest. You and your spouse are eagerly facing the years you’ve planned for, dreamed and talked about – years void of responsibilities minor children require, years for travel, exploring new hobbies and interests. As part of the “rest of your life plan” […]
Among the lip-smacking tastes of sweet potato pie, green beans, and turkey and dressing this Thanksgiving, there is a faint hint of bittersweet for me and my extended family. It has been a challenging year for us all, one of great pain, sadness and exhaustion from multiple directions and different fronts. Together we will gather to collectively praise and […]
Dog Days are here! Defined by Webster’s as “the hot, sultry period between mid-July and September; a time of stagnation or lessened activity aptly named because the Dog Star (Sirius) rises and sets with the sun during this time.” This is no time of stagnation or lessened activity for business, though many lean on that excuse. […]
There has been a pregnant pause to my blog posts for the past few months. I’ve been too busy living life to take time to write about it. It’s time! As I begin 2016 by reflecting on my forthcoming annual lessons learned from the year before post, I thought I would resurrect: A Creed for 2011 (author unknown). […]
A great book came out several years ago, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (Marshall Goldsmith). Goldsmith served as a board member of the Peter Drucker Foundation – yes, THAT Peter Drucker. This book is based upon what Goldsmith considers Drucker’s most important lesson: “We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to […]
Go ahead and do it!
More and more employers are being caught off guard as employees are leaving after a long, hard Season of Discontent.