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December 11, 2017

Grit and Gratitude from Leland Melvin

What does it take to succeed? Despite research on genetic gifts, nurturing environments, ease of path and more, that remains a tough question to answer. Yet, for Leland Melvin, he credits his success with two primary factors: grit…

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November 16, 2017

Tips for Increasing Gratitude

In my last blog, I wrote about gratitude – what gratitude actually means and the positive impact it can have in our lives. In follow-up to that piece, I’m delving into the “how” of gratitude – how we…

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November 13, 2017

The Never-ending Season of Gratitude

‘Tis the season for stress, frustration and anger… er, gratitude. It’s November, near Thanksgiving, and the midst of our American season dedicated to marking a bit of gratitude for the grace life has given us. And while I…

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October 30, 2017

See Something, Say Something

It takes other people in positions of leadership, authority and power to rapidly alter a culture of unwanted advances and threats of recrimination.

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October 14, 2017

Empathy in Jail

The ability to see someone for their human wholeness – their mistakes to be corrected and forgiven, their strengths and abilities, their personal and/or professional challenges, and ultimately, their potential for success – means we can foster greatness in an employee, a citizen, a business and our communities.

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September 24, 2017

What’s In A Name? Ask a Female Physician

Shakespeare’s famous quote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” suggests that a name or title is not significant in representing the qualities of someone or something.…

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September 19, 2017

Hurricane Communications – What We Can Learn

It is far easier to ignore the misinformation – and to act most appropriately – when there is an abundance of accurate and timely information coming from legitimate and knowledgeable sources. Each time, we all get better at this.

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August 27, 2017

Betty Jolly, DameChanger

I only knew Betty Jolly for a brief seven months, but the impression she left on me will last my lifetime. Her intellect, persistence and wit were inspiring and she was a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately,…

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August 8, 2017

Jim Vance, the Real Deal

Vance’s impact in delivering the important news of the day to his local audience carried with it a global impact.  We have lost a valuable voice in Washington.