Yearly Archives: 2017

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Domestic Violence Spills Out of the Home

  And infects the workplace and society. The newest example just happened Sunday, November 5th, at First Baptist Church in Southerland Springs, Texas. A lone gunman, Devin Kelley, dressed in black and armed with weapons, killed 26 worshipers ranging in age from 18 months to 77 years. According to NBC News, “The gunman who turned [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:51:31+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Domestic Violence Spills Out of the Home

Women Speak Out!

It’s time to break the cycle of power and control by men over women, both in the home and in the office Annabella Sciorra and Daryl Hannah are just the latest women to speak out. The Harvey Weinstein accusations are the newest examples of what has been going on for centuries. True, things are better [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:51:31+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Women Speak Out!

A Reflection on Workplace Values

      A Gallup poll found only 27 percent of employees believe in their employer’s stated values. Organizations create value statements, but do they live them? Having recently attended an Eagle Scout Award Ceremony, I reflected on the event, realizing the core values of scouting are also those necessary for healthy organizations. Scout Law [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:51:31+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Reflection on Workplace Values

Running In Your Shadow

Are you? Life is going so fast these days. We are connected 24/7 by devices, demands, and drama. The other morning in the park, I looked over at my shadow and wondered, “Is that really me?” When we get so caught up in the rat race, we forget about ourselves. We focus on satisfying everyone [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:51:31+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Running In Your Shadow

Fear Motivates

    “Have you ever had a homicide in your church?” I spoke these words to my pastor to get his attention. With a protective order in hand, I was on the run. A 31-year marriage had gone from bad to worse. No time to procrastinate or deny. Time to take action. When life is [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:51:31+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fear Motivates

How Do You Lead?

I am a product of the “rag” business. My father was a department store manager and my first example of leadership. Standing at the mezzanine plate-glass window, pointing to sales clerks to give them instructions was how he directed their behavior. As a former Navy officer, that was his style. In his retirement speech at [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:51:32+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Do You Lead?

Dare to Dream

I am one of the original bra burners! When I went to college in the 60’s, the only degrees available to college women were teaching, nursing, or secretarial training.  So I became a teacher. My husband saw me as a supplemental salary.  He was abusive but during the 60’s people didn’t talk about spousal abuse.  [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:51:32+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dare to Dream