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

Thích Nhất Hạnh

My #OneWord Follow-up – Be Brave

What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?  -Erin Hanson As shared in my January 2nd #OneWord post, for three years now I have subscribed to the #OneWord practice instead of new year resolutions. This year, I am keeping the word commit top of mind to help... read more

“Time management” is really a misnomer – the challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. -Stephen Covey

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Tuesday Tidbit on Strategies to Manage Your Inbox

Next week is “Clean Out Your Inbox Week.” Who knew, right? I saw it on the internet, though, so it must be true. There is merit to the idea, though. Sometimes, that inbox has so many new messages, it’s overwhelming just to think about tackling it let alone... read more

BFP Inspiration Moment: Bridges, Not Walls

Here is a quick moment of inspiration to start your week. Consider sharing it with others, adding your own insightful message. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, how can we build bridges instead of walls? Photo taken in Westerville,... read more

Life imitates art much more than art imitates life. – Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying (1889)

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Tuesday Tidbit on the Weight of Leadership

Sunday evening, I was reminded of the above quote as my husband and I watched the television drama Madame Secretary. After a particular painful series of world events, President Dalton (Keith Carradine) shares an old Viet Nam war story with Secretary McCord (Tea... read more

BFP Inspiration Moment: Bridgebuilding

Here is a quick moment of inspiration to start your week. Consider sharing it with others, adding your own insightful message. Can you reach out to someone this week and begin building a bridge together?  Photo taken in Sunbury, Ohio. Unfortunately, the bridge is... read more

Leadership In The News – December Top Five

Below are links to five of the articles about leadership that caught my eye last month. One of the fun things about year end is the “best of” lists that are published. I couldn’t resist including a couple as great resources for you. Grab a hot cocoa, find... 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: It’s Your World

Book Review: It’s Your World

It’s Your World; Get Informed, Get Inspired, & Get Going! written by Chelsea Clinton and published by Penguin Young Readers, September 15, 2015. What are the world issues that our children should know about? What are some ways that children are making a difference... read more

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Tuesday Tidbit: Leading With Caring & Compassion

What does love have to do with leadership? Everything! There is a lot of focus on love this month with Valentine’s Day falling on the fourteenth. But, leadership is not about romantic love. It is an agape love rich in caring and compassion, inspiration and motivation,...