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Shhh…Don’t Share This With Anyone! The 5 Top Secret “Hacks” to Making This Holiday The Most Memorable On Record

Shhh…Don’t Share This With Anyone! The 5 Top Secret “Hacks” to Making This Holiday The Most Memorable On Record

Last week as I was hustling to make the light at 5th and 51st to get to St. Patrick’s Cathedral the brisk winds and light rain made me tuck my hands in my pockets at the surprising cold. As they always are, New Yorkers were rushing to get to their destinations with packages or briefcases in hand, various languages were being spoken, the normal street sounds of taxis honking and police sirens were blaring, and, of course, a steady stream of Christmas music driftied in and out of each..... Read More
My PRE-New Year’s Resolution: Eliminate “Busy” From My Vocabulary

My PRE-New Year’s Resolution: Eliminate “Busy” From My Vocabulary

I view myself as a life-long learner, and one of the things that I love about my work with our clients is that I regularly learn from them. Most recently, one of our long-term clients, Annette Stuckey of First National Bank in Shawnee, Oklahoma, shared a lesson learned on “busy-ness” with Kathy and me. Read More
ColleagueCorner:  Featuring Carey Sue Vega "Don't Get Fired After Your Company Holiday Party"

ColleagueCorner: Featuring Carey Sue Vega "Don't Get Fired After Your Company Holiday Party"

You don’t have to look very far these days to hear about someone getting fired for inappropriate behavior. Some really smart and normal people make bad choices, especially after having too many adult beverages at the company party and, well… you know the rest of the story. I think we all have a story we could share, and some of those stories may hit a little close to home. If so, it may be worth throwing yourself under the proverbial bus to..... Read More
Changes in Gratitude, Changes in Attitude:  What Gratitude Can Do For You

Changes in Gratitude, Changes in Attitude: What Gratitude Can Do For You

This past year has not been the easiest for me. No major catastrophes in my life to even substantiate such a complaint. And yet, it wasn’t. About September, the mounting pressure and stress from multiple sources encroached on my happiness. I found that grieving for the loss of my sister the second year after she died, was even harder than the first. Read More
Leadership Through the Eyes of  My Three Children

Leadership Through the Eyes of My Three Children

Over the last 18 years, my three children have had been involved in team sports - from soccer to baseball to football to basketball. Any of you that have children and have had similar experiences with sports know that it can be challenging to have a kid that is a “gym rat.” Early morning practices, the expenses associated with playing at a high level, the toll on social life, trying to keep academics in the forefront, cheering as a parent, and leaving the coaching to the coaches. Read More

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