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February 13, 2017

This past Saturday, I was presenting my Power of CARE training to a group of parent leaders. While we were discussing the "Choices" section, I told them about my philosophy of acting when things were less critical; when one has more time to respond in a proactive manne...

January 19, 2017

For this #ThrowbackThursday, here is an old article from seven years ago that still holds true.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Understanding Your Brand

What is your company brand? What is your personal brand? In business, people often confuse the company logo with the brand...

January 4, 2017

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I just came across an article about a married couple in Japan, where for more than 20 years, the husband has not talked to his wife.

At first glance is just seems silly, petty, and frankly hard to believe.  However, as I read the short article,...

December 6, 2016

We all know that phrase:  I wish I knew then what I know now.

We've all probably said  it at least once in our lives.

But what we often forget is that our THEN...

...is always someone else's NOW.  

There is always someone who has been where you are now. Someone who now has...

November 22, 2016

Did you know that M&M’s is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year?

I’ve had a special relationship with M&M’s over the past decade. I have bought hundreds of bags of them to use in an exercise I facilitate while teaching quality improvement. As part of my workshop c...

October 14, 2016

I've reported to boards, I've worked with boards, and I've been a board member. In all of these capacities, I've made the same observation. When it comes to the sustainability of a non-profit, you need three types of volunteers:

  • Those who have more Money than Time

  • ...

September 20, 2016

The importance of having a great facilitator for focus groups and brainstorming sessions.

August 23, 2016

Despite what I think is an obvious practice for any professional: updating your resume on a regular basis, many professionals’ resumes have cobwebs on them.

In a way, it’s easy to understand how one falls into this habit of inactivity. You may be a long term employee of...

July 19, 2016

This is a story from my time as a Head Start Director

We were having our monthly Policy Council meeting. The group is a shared governing body made up of mostly Head Start parents. There was a typical agenda, except tonight the agency’s fiscal director was a guest; makin...

July 14, 2016

Today, on my Facebook feed was one of those memory reminders.  It was from six years ago.

Funny things my kid says....At the dinner table, after his father and I laughed at one thing he said, without missing a beat he says, "I talk all day and that's what they laugh at....

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