Rocketman deserves two thumbs up – photo credit uDiscoverMusic. It portrays the childhood, rise and career of Reginald Dwight, a/k/a Elton John and exposes the dangers of expectations as we explored in my last post, (Not So) Great Expectations.  Elton’s life and rise to fame prove what happens when parents withhold love, fail to support […]

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How many people do you know who live and die by expectations – their own or someone else’s? Dig a little deeper and you will  discover a strung out, worn out shell of a person, often a perfectionist, still trying to please.  I’m here to tell you, today’s expectations are tomorrow’s disappointments. According to Bradley […]

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Lessons from the Season of Transition continue on the heels of my last post, Need a Blessing? I have just returned from my 45th high school reunion. Lord, have mercy! As the years roll along, few graduates have any intention of ever rejoining their classmates to remember high school years. The thoughts of dragging a […]

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I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I do reflect upon the lessons of the previous year. If you do this enough you will see your life through wider, clearer lenses. You will also see if you are making progress. Were the lessons learned or do they need to be repeated? Here is a […]

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In my email box this morning was a message from my former career coach, Denise Cooper of Remarkable Leadership Lessons, Inc.  “Morning Becky. I was just cleaning and decluttering my office and came across your file. We’ve known each other for about 10 years. Now #9 at work. Celebrate your day.” My memory flew back to […]

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This is an update to a post I wrote 4 years ago. A friend recently had an interesting encounter with a denim dress and I was reminded of it.  It’s hot out there folks. Be mindful of what you leave behind! It’s been said the mark of a true leader is how he/she leaves you […]

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Ah, May! The most transitional month of the year, full of watershed moments, celebrations, memory makers – time to move ahead on the next step of the journey.  In typical fashion of doing everything all at once, I graduated high school (St. Mary’s School, Raleigh, NC) in May on my 18th birthday. Those years at boarding […]

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As an HR professional, I feel compelled to weigh in on the current Sexual Harassment Revolution. It is a revolution. Things are just getting started. Hang with me here. Some of this may surprise you. My career spans four decades.  I have facilitated sexual harassment training for businesses, non-profits and small companies, conducted several harassment […]

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Happy Thanksgiving. It’s a blessing to give thanks as we transition from a season of growth and renewal to a more dormant time to appreciate abundance. As individuals, we go through these transitions just as businesses go through life cycles. If you’re not growing, you’re dying. Sometimes, events transpire so quickly that either can happen […]

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It’s a tradition that I write an annual DOG DAYS column. It began when I was editor of the employee newsletter at the Independent-Mail.  Decades later, I’m still at it. My husband and I are moving during these hottest, most miserable weeks of the year. Don’t misunderstand. We are MIGHTY thankful. It’s just poetic justice! As […]

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