The New School Year Has Started – What Grade Are You In?

I always like September because I feel like it really is the start to the new year.  Maybe it is remembering having all new school supplies, lunchbox, clothes, etc.  I call it my “new yellow pencil mentality”.  For that reason, I always decide on a few goals that I want to achieve; a couple of … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – F is for Fulfillment

When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to be a dermatologist.  I had a skin condition on my eye lid so my parents took me initially to my general practitioner.  When he could not recommend a solution, we then visited an eye doctor who also had no recommendations.  We finally went to … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – D is for Dare & Doubt

Playing it safe in life is boring.  Playing it safe in your career can not only be boring but also catastrophic.  What makes life worth living is taking chances and embracing change.  This is even truer in your professional life, however, when people feel doubt and anxiety when they get out of their comfort zones. … Read more

Leadership Blog – F is for Fail Forward

“The essence of man is imperfection.  Know that you’re going to make mistakes.  The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does.  Wake up and realize this: Failure is simply a price we pay to achieve success.” ~John C. Maxwell, author of Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for … Read more

Leadership Blog – E is for Empower, Encourage, and Energize

If a company is to be truly effective, the organizational chart should be upside down with the leader on the bottom.  His or her role should really be to encourage, empower, and energize their team to perform at their best.  In addition, they need to provide their staff with the proper resources, training, and coaching. … Read more

Leadership Blog – D is for Duty

The news has covered many stories about CEOs and other members of the senior management team misbehaving in terms of lavish parties, exorbitant salaries, etc.  When the economy tanked, other issues of exploiting executive privileges came to light as well.  There were also a few executives that seemed to be unaware that bad practices were … Read more

The Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the World are described by historians and others as a list of man-made structures created during the Classical era.  Although there are now “new” Seven Wonders of the World lists, most would agree that these are the most prominent.  The one that many think of first is the Great Pyramid of … Read more

Four Leaf Clover

The four leaf clover is associated with luck.  Most people define luck as something that just happens without any reasoning.  In other words, luck is a result of chance.  In reality though, people who are considered lucky actually have forged their own journeys.  They have created a plan and set in it motion.  Did good … Read more