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Mar 4 2020

Couples Communication Tips Work in Business

2020-03-04T13:51:57-06:00March 4th, 2020|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Over the years, I have studied ways to help people work cooperatively with one another.  A recent program helping marital partners create healthy ways to relate caught my attention.  In his book, Communication Miracles for Couples, Jonathan Robinson identifies three key areas that make the difference.  He describes them as “high octane gasoline that makes [...]

Feb 12 2020

Lessons Learned Again

2020-02-12T14:16:33-06:00February 12th, 2020|Governance/Decision Making, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development, Succession|

Last September, I accepted the role of Director of Men’s Ministry at my church conditioned on a “self-imposed” three-year term limit, during which my strategic focus would be to identify, develop and mentor my replacement; hopefully someone half my age! Almost six months into my new role, it feels like a good time to review [...]

Jan 31 2020

Three Big Words

2020-01-31T14:14:16-06:00January 31st, 2020|Leadership, Personal Development|

Wow, it feels like just yesterday that I was sharing my 2019 guiding words: Vision, Transition and Fun. This year, my words have come to me in pieces – with my first word being certain from the start and the others “trickling in” as I’ve prayed, thought and talked about them with others. There is [...]

Dec 4 2019

Seeing Light Behind the Darkness

2019-12-04T10:08:40-06:00December 4th, 2019|Personal Development|

As I drove to my office to find a quiet time to write, I looked to the hills in the distance and saw a double rainbow against the horizon.  It seemed the Universe was sending a message to us all:  Behind the darkest cloud, there is always a rainbow.  That message inspired me to write [...]

Nov 27 2019

Gratitude Will Shift Your Attitude

2019-11-27T09:41:15-06:00November 27th, 2019|Personal Development|

Life is full of ups and downs. It’s who you are in those painful down periods and the steady “middle moments” that truly define the type of leader and example you are for others. To quote my 90-year-old mother, Della Lee, “every day, you get to decide to be happy, sad, mad or glad.” This [...]

Nov 20 2019

On Starting Over

2019-11-20T10:38:14-06:00November 20th, 2019|Personal Development|

I woke up a little heartbroken today. I awoke to the gravity of life-altering decisions that I’ve recently made. It’s hard to say whether those choices are right or wrong and I suppose I will never know. What is clear to me now is that I’m starting over, again. I understand that while there are [...]

Oct 18 2019

Fitness AND Fun

2019-11-13T12:04:03-06:00October 18th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

This past weekend, I ran the Market To Market (M2M) relay with six other professional women. This was my fourth M2M, but my first as Team Captain. My prior team’s members transitioned out for a variety of reasons and I was faced with rebuilding the team from the ground up. Looking back, I feel so [...]

Oct 10 2019

A Problem Solving Approach to Making Decisions

2019-11-13T12:07:55-06:00October 10th, 2019|Governance/Decision Making, Inspired Ideas, Personal Development|

Choosing which job offer to take. Deciding to sell your home. Identifying the best candidate for the position. Giving critical feedback to a team member or client. Identifying which initiative to front burner and which to back burner. These and more are decisions that we face every day and often can leave us stressed or [...]

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