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February 22, 2019

We all have those things that push our buttons, right? I shouldn’t admit this, but I recently had a rash of encounters that not only pushed one of those buttons for me—but completely smashed it! My trigger was (and is) the overuse of “I’m too busy.” 

(Let me stray from...

November 16, 2017

Picture this scenario.  You have a relatively new leader on your team.  You receive feedback from others that this individual's behavior is damaging relationships.  

What are your next steps?  How direct are you with the new leader? 

We have all worked wit...

October 31, 2017


The overwhelming majority of articles related to networking focus on expanding your business exposure, increasing the profile of your brand (either personal or professional), or some other hardwired business impact.

However one of the most under-reported benefits direc...

October 10, 2017

Reading is my favorite professional development activity.  In full-on geek mode, I freely admit that I get excited over the purchase of a new book.  With much anticipation, I track its arrival (thanks Amazon).  And unlike some of my buying decisions, I’m rarely disappo...

October 3, 2017

In the age of information security, our organization requires a system password reset every three months.  There are many tricks to creating a password that is secure and yet not too secure where you cannot remember it. Using your pet or child’s names are often favorit...

September 26, 2017

I have been fortunate in my career to have the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of outstanding individuals, each having their own unique value and challenges.  I have had the benefit of great mentors, who I still connect with on a frequent basis.  I treasure t...

September 19, 2017

While I was getting ready this morning my thoughts wrote a “Jimmy Kimmel” style thank you note to Michelle Obama and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 

As a female I greatly appreciate the impact both first ladies had on style in the workplace.  Ten years ago I would not have...

September 13, 2017

In my southern upbringing I was taught to never ask about age or finances.  I've since learned this is only half true. It is important to talk about sensitive topics such as age and bring them to light to ensure our workplace environments are healthy and leaders are co...

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