• Workplace Love Language

    Thinking back about a day my assistant’s children spent with us at FLCC doing virtual school because of construction underway at their home.  At one point during the day, I looked out from my office to see her little […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Be My Valentine?

    Remember the first grade Valentine’s day parties? It was required you bring a card for everyone in the class. Even at that formative age, giving a valentine to someone that might not be so sweet stirred emotions, as did […]

    3 months ago, by
  • A Big Career Step in the New Year

    Reflecting back and setting goals for 2022 included, for me, assessing the matches we made this year. Thankfully we had very few matches that didn’t work out. The “fall-offs,” as we call them, do, though, all have a common […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Holiday Traditions and the Workplace

    Do you have traditions you repeat at holiday time, every year, outside the workplace? Have you ever thought about how the experiences attached to those traditions could benefit your perspective in the workplace? Consciously or unconsciously, they can and […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Initial Perceptions in the Workplace

    America celebrates the Fourth of July every year to commemorate the end of the Revolutionary War, our country’s freedom from Great Britain, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. According to History.com, “When the initial battles in the […]

    11 months ago, by
  • Soldier Strong

    For Americans, Memorial Day should mean much more than a holiday off from work.  If it doesn’t, I encourage you to attend an event like I did recently to listen to testimonies from those who have fought and continue […]

    12 months ago, by
  • The Building of Saint Patrick’s Cathedrals, New York

    Recently, while watching the preemptory to the new movie about the life of St. Patrick entitled “I Am Patrick”, I remembered there are two St. Patrick Cathedrals in New York City.  The original, formally called The Basilica of St. […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Looking Beyond Your Nose

    This is that time of year when the lights shine bright.  One of our family traditions is to set up a display of the Rudolph figurines.  Last year we finally added Bumble to the set when a friend of […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Construction Appreciation Week

    Twenty-five years ago, I wrote the construction love poem.  At the time, I had moved out of the field and began helping construction executives and construction professionals connect together for the right career match. I remember listening to the […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Memorial Day – Not just a day off from work 

    Growing up in the northeast, Memorial Day weekend represented for me a day of accompanying my parents and grandmothers to the cemeteries to remember and plant flowers around the headstones of loved ones.  Weather prevailing, we would usher in […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Learning from the Past for a Better Future

    A couple of years ago, when Daniele came to me suggesting we switch from a monthly newsletter to a weekly blog, my first thought was, “fifty-plus articles per year.”  Now coming into the close of the second year of [...]
    2 years ago, by
  • Give the Gift of Communication – It Keeps on Giving

    As we gather for our year-end festivities and express our gratitude for the people we work with, it is an excellent occasion to share the successes of the company with the team. In addition, the end of the year […]

    2 years ago, by
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