Can we talk?

Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is credited with the statement, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; and small minds discuss people.” Interesting thought, isn’t it?   As I think about this statement, I am challenged personally by its implications.  On a given day, what is the focus of my conversations?  As a leader, weContinue reading “Can we talk?”

No One Can Repossess Your Future

While driving down the interstate recently, I passed a billboard that read, “Recession 101:  No one can repossess your future.”  I couldn’t help but smile with optimism as I drove by.  In the midst of our economic downturn, I’ve heard several say they refuse to live in a recession.  Mind over matter, some might say. Continue reading “No One Can Repossess Your Future”

My Leadership Reflection: What Do You See?

I am blessed to have four nieces and a nephew – and they couldn’t be more different in personality.  One niece is our little performer.  She is eager and willing to “strike a pose” at any time and doesn’t miss a chance to be the center of attention.  One thing I’ve noticed about her isContinue reading “My Leadership Reflection: What Do You See?”

Is it possible to communicate too much?

Human nature is an interesting case study.  In the absence of information, we tend to create our own.  Think about it. How often do we hear sentences that begin with, “Well, this must be what is going on.  They would tell us otherwise…”.  Or.  “I can put two and two together and this is whatContinue reading “Is it possible to communicate too much?”

Leadership: Are we there yet?

It’s that time of vacation time.  Is your childhood filled with memories of family vacations? You know the kind where everyone loaded into the family station wagon as you embarked on the long journey to wherever your memories would be made that year.  Do you remember the actual road trip?  The sightseeing along theContinue reading “Leadership: Are we there yet?”