Education

I Learned it from You!

Do you remember that old anti-drug commercial about parents using drugs and their children following them?  TV Dad would walk into Son’s bedroom with some drug paraphernalia and say to Son, “Where did you get this?”  Son would claim innocence but Dad was having none of it and would press, “Where did you get this?…

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I'm So Proud of You

I’ve been a grown-up for a long time, and it occurred to me just the other day that I still want to know that my parents are proud of me. For the record, my parents have been gone a long time–and yet I want to know. I picked the phone up this week and started…

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The Insider Outsider

I feel it’s time I introduce myself. I’m a mom of two toddlers. I’m in various mom groups in my area. The kids and I travel all around DFW for meetups, outings, and play dates. We go to zoos, mall play areas, parks, libraries, family entertainment centers, outdoor concerts, festivals, and restaurants of all varieties…

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Just Take the Shot

It seems like this cold and flu season is taking no prisoners this year.  Every day I hear friends all over the world talk about being sick. Seems like this respiratory sickness is really intense.  In conversation with a friend the other day, she told me that she had gone to the doctor and gotten…

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Trust, Respect, Loyalty

I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to the food and beverage team who makes sure the 4000 cadets who attend the Air Force Academy are fed 3 times per day. What these people do is nothing short of amazing! The systems and processes they have in place allow them to prepare 3 squares a…

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Top 5 Reasons to Cheat on Your Email

I’m having an affair with my phone. It’s true. And I think my email is starting to notice.  For years, since even before we called it email, I have had a long lasting relationship with writing emails.  I started working in Corporate America at the age of 17, and I was there for all the…

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What Will You Learn Today?

I ran across Mr. Rogers’s quote this morning, and it made me laugh out loud! Once I gathered myself I got to thinking about how true this statement really is. As the leader of a training company you might imagine that I’m obsessed with how people learn. To that end, we are always trying to…

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Taking One More Minute

I am lucky that I get to do exactly what I want to do as my job. Great fortune and a ton of hard work has allowed me the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented people. My great team lets me lead them, or at least keeps me on the straight and narrow as…

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She didn't have to do that!

Can you think of the last time you did something for another person expecting nothing in return? That keeps happening to me a lot lately. Heck I’m someone who has a difficult time even asking for help. It is much more comfortable to me to be the helper. However, I am struck lately with the…

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You have to BE nice…

You have to BE nice… …in order to be treated nicely. Don’t get me wrong– that philosophy doesn’t always work.  I am, however, just naive enough to believe that somehow I get better treatment than most because I really do model my own behavior based on this theory. Case in point: I flew to Orlando…

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