Many of you have asked for an update following the loss of our home to fire earlier this year. What Can I Do? Thank you for your continued prayers. Moving through Labor Day weekend, I felt a profound sense of transition. I deemed it a ready departure from the previous eight months of loss and recovery to […]
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. […]
Having recently launched a new decade, I decided to punch a hole on my bucket list and take a TWO week vacation. Not since I was a child have I taken more than a week, including my wedding and honeymoon. Back in the day, my family enjoyed TWO weeks at (then undiscovered) Hilton Head Island […]
My previous posts, What Can I Do? and CINDER ella concerned the house fire Ted and I faced in February. This horrific experience continues to be a blessing and growth opportunity I feel compelled to share. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV). Some days are easier […]
Iris, our 3-year old granddaughter, visited last month, her second trip since our house fire in February. Six days after the fire, Iris saw the house’s remains as depicted in my previous post What Can I Do? When Iris visited two months later she kept asking Bops and me to go see the castle. The castle? What was she talking […]
In January, I posted It’s Time! promising to resume writing after months of silence. Little did I know that post would become an apt ruler to measure what was ahead. A week later my mother died. Service and burial were delayed by a snowstorm but my husband’s scheduled hand surgery was not. Nine days later, we lost our house in […]
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 […]
I’m soaking hot!
More and more employers are being caught off guard as employees are leaving after a long, hard Season of Discontent.
“…employees fortunate enough to keep their jobs have been hanging on to them for dear life.”