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“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Leadership is not about titles, position or flow charts. It’s about one life influencing another. -John Maxwell

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Tuesday Tidbit On Ways To Be

One of my favorite workshops is “Influencing Others Above, Below and Sideways; Leading In Every Connection.” I generally present this to mid-level and emerging leaders, who are typically eager to learn how to lead more effectively. They also face many...

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BFP Inspiration Moment on Getting Prepared

Friday’s Food For Thought post stayed with me all weekend. As I face a very busy week with multiple presentations and important deadlines, I find both encouragement and comfort in the words of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. I will get prepared. I will do it. What are...

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Friday Food For Thought: Get Prepared And Do It

While skimming my Facebook feed last night I came across a Maria Shriver conversation with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. I loved the informality of it all. Cleary, they have a wonderful relationship. I hope you’ll watch the video below. At one...

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Tuesday Tidbit on Inspirational Leaders

As we celebrated Independence Day yesterday, I saw a lot of quotes attributed to our Founding Fathers. They were certainly inspirational leaders, weren’t they? They laid out a vision of a new future of independence, explained why it was necessary, crafted a plan to...

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BFP Inspiration Moment on Liberty

As I searched for an appropriate quote in celebration of our nation’s declaration of freedom from British rule, I kept coming back to these words by President Kennedy. In this age of attacks on Liberty, both domestically and abroad, let us remember that each of us...

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On Taking The Less Traveled Road

While coming home from a lake visit earlier this week, my GPS was telling me to go a different route than we normally take to get home. Like most people, we usually take the fastest route for our 52 mile journey with most of that being highway miles. On Monday,...

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About Me

I always try to see the upside of life, filtering everything through my positive attitude. Whether dealing with everyday life or elevating emerging leaders, we can learn from the past, must live fully in the present and be ready for an exciting future. Join me on the journey.

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Book Review: Living Forward

Book Review: Living Forward

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, written by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy, published by Baker Books, 2016. Are you happy with the direction of your life? Does your life even have direction? Do you have a plan to achieve your...

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BFP Inspiration Moment on Hope

I love a good summer storm. The temperature usually cools and the garden gets a much needed natural drink. I’m in awe of the lightening and enjoy the soothing sound of a steady rain. And, I always hope for a rainbow. As your next summer storm dwindles to a light...