• The Dear John Letter

    During WWII, the term “Dear John letter” became popular when soldiers spent long periods away from home. These letters, written affectionately, were either sent by mail or received when the soldier came home to an emptied house. In the […]

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  • Developing Vulnerability to Advance Your Career

    Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team refers to the Pyramid of Truth. The foundation of the pyramid is trust. According to Patrick, “trust is about vulnerability. Team members who trust one another and learn to be comfortable […]

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  • Tips When Adopting a New Employee

    In business, the formal term for the time following offer and acceptance of a job is called onboarding. Formally defined by Webster as “the action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization,” the reality is that […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Fatherhood Qualities In the Workplace

    Recently I was listening to a news segment entitled “The Family Behind Father’s Day”.From it I learned that although Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910, it did not become a national holiday until 1972.  Sonora Smart Dodd, who […]

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  • Heads Up 

    I appreciate that my husband and I apprise each other when we have meetings or travel that alters our usual schedule or upcoming plans.  This same courtesy is something that should also be implemented in the workplace. Forwardly communicating […]

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  • Seventy-Five Percent by 2025

    At a recent Work of Leaders workshop session, a client asked us to set aside time to discuss improving communication with the younger generation.  I asked my daughter Samantha if she would take the lead to co-facilitate this segment […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Mental Health and the Workplace

    If you have insurance with any of the major health insurance providers, when you log onto their web portal you will find resources to help not just your physical health, but also your mental health (which is not to […]

    4 months ago, by
  • Discerning Truth from Opinion – In the Workplace and in Life 

    On March 16th, Israeli archaeologists announced the discovery of sea scroll fragments containing Biblical text. The scripture that was pieced together spoke to discerning truth. The timing of this discovery is fascinating to me. We are exposed to so […]

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  • Time Management Perspective

    This past Saturday, I was looking back in my journals from ten years ago, and reflecting how John and I were in such a different place in life. In 2011, I worked in an office attached to my home, […]

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  • Does Age Affect Esteem in the Workplace?

    I saw a broadcast following the Tampa Bay Superbowl win that discussed the relationship between Buccaneer teammates Gronkowski and Brady.  The commentator noted that Gronkowski made a point to say that he and Brady celebrate the Superbowl wins together, […]

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  • Action – Timing is Everything

    As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never confuse motion with action.”  One of the eight priority scales that DiSC profile measures is Action.  In construction management, we always look for someone who has the ability to “make things happen”, as […]

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