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

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Tuesday Tidbit Leadercast notes: Andy Stanley on Vision

Today I am kicking off my annual collection of wisdom and inspiration from Leadercast, a day long leadership development event simulcast live around the world from Atlanta, Georgia. The 2016 theme was “Architects of Tomorrow; Unleash the visionary leader within... read more

BFP Inspiration Moment on Improving the Present

How do you spend your time? Worrying about the future? Thinking about the past? In this week’s inspiration, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow reminds us that the present is ours. It’s all we really have, isn’t it? Yesterday is done and over with. We can’t change what has... read more

Why Do You Raise Your Hand to Serve?

Navy Seal Charles Keating IV lost his life on May 3, taking a direct hit, while rescuing a dozen American military advisors who came under attack by ISIS. Perhaps because I spent four years as an “Army Mom,” I am always interested in the back story of the... read more

Tuesday Tidbit on Lionel Richie, a Great Song, and Your Career

I’m not the best singer. I’m not the best dancer. I can play the piano OK. But I can write a great song. –Lionel Richie I heard that quote yesterday and wondered how many of us have discovered what we’re really great at. As I reflected further, I couldn’t help... read more

BFP Inspiration Moment on Looking Up

How often do we wake up and hit the floor running? Head down, things to do, grab a coffee and we’re off to work. I would guess that for most of us, that’s our daily routine. Consider what might be possible if we paused a moment and looked up? Blue sky. Sunshine.... read more

Book Review: Under New Management

Under New Management, (How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business As Usual), written by David Burkus and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. What rules or practices are in place at your company that you would like to change? The annual performance... read more

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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... read more

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BFP Inspiration Moment on Crossing Bridges

Have you ever tried to cross a bridge before you got to it? It’s simply not possible. When traveling, if you’ve planned well, you probably know that the bridge is coming. You can prepare for it by having toll money ready, if needed. But, no matter what you do, you...