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July 22, 2016
If you were to ask me how to describe myself, there’s a good chance I’d use the word opinionated. In fact, ask my husband, and he’d probably say it’s more than that…I’m downright stubborn and pig-headed at times. There are certain parts of my life that will continue to remain that way. I like to think I stand up for my values, my family and what’s right. (At least what’s right according to my values.) […]
July 15, 2016
A while back, I attended a seminar featuring author Heather Shumaker. She shared many of her practical and yet, counter-intuitive, ideas from her best-selling book It’s OK NOT to Share…and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids. Since becoming a mother, I often find myself struck by the parallels I see between being a parent and being a leader, especially if the direct supervision/management of employees is part of the leader’s role. Sometimes, […]
June 24, 2016
“Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.” This statement is the first of thirty human relations principles Dale Carnegie offered in his iconic book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Can you imagine what our world would look like if we could nail the execution of this? And when I say world, I mean our world: our homes, our families, our churches, our communities, our companies. Over the years facilitating dialogue about this principle, there tends […]