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…

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.

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.

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.…

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.

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,…

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.

July 27, 2017

De-escalating Drama

Consider the value in being right versus being effective. Is being right or winning the argument worth it at all costs? Or, is there greater potential for success for everyone if we are more focused on effective communication.

Buffett's Circle of Competence
July 20, 2017

Buffett’s Circle of Competence

Buffett’s steadfastness to working within a place of clear knowledge and basing decisions on facts allows him to benefit from what he calls “emotional stability” – a confident, steady resolve in making critical decisions.