5 Friday Faves – Community Helpers, Leadership Scoreboard, Better Together Cultures, Networks, and Bread

September 1st and it feels like Fall. This time of year always stirs the possibility of new beginnings. It’s my favorite time of the year. Here are this week’s faves: 1) Community Helpers: We are currently in the long aftermath of flooding in the US and other parts of the world. Photo Credit: JSC Features, … Continue reading 5 Friday Faves – Community Helpers, Leadership Scoreboard, Better Together Cultures, Networks, and Bread

Monday Morning Moment – On Silos and Tribalism – Taking “Us” and “Them” to a Better “We”

Photo Credit: Slideshare.net “Silos”, as a workplace term, is such a fitting description for what we do to distinguish ourselves from each other. It means compartmentalization based on specialization. Now the term “silos” is less used, replaced by the cooler term “tribes”. Unfortunately, because the workplace woes of old are still in operation, “tribes” have deteriorated into … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – On Silos and Tribalism – Taking “Us” and “Them” to a Better “We”

Monday Morning Moment – Audacious Leadership – Lead Like Jesus

Photo Credit: Leo Reynolds, Flickr Today’s workplace bends with the culture. Historical and current contexts are present in our work culture, whether or not we acknowledge it.  What if our culture has lost its interest in history…in experience… in the wisdom of the ages? What does that mean for those of us in the workplace, … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Audacious Leadership – Lead Like Jesus

Monday Morning Moment – Social Capital – an Invaluable Resource We Can Develop – and a Tool to Help

Photo Credit: Screen Shot – Art of Charm I had an Aha moment recently when I discovered something had shifted in this season of my life. Social capital. To be honest, I didn’t even know what that was until a couple of weeks ago. Now, I can’t stop thinking about it and how to develop … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Social Capital – an Invaluable Resource We Can Develop – and a Tool to Help

Balcony People – The Encouragers in Our Lives – You Know Who You Are – and We’re Grateful

Better Together, George Washington Academy, Casablanca, Morocco Encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 People who know me well know the struggle I have with insecurity and self-doubt. It doesn’t seem so but it’s true. I have been blessed with great encouragers in my … Continue reading Balcony People – The Encouragers in Our Lives – You Know Who You Are – and We’re Grateful

Monday Morning Moment – Principles of Execution – and Teams That Get It Done

Photo Credit: USAFA Two workplace scenarios. The first is when either the manager or the team is super excited about a goal, and action items are determined and given to just the right team member and calendared for quick turnaround. Photo Credit: JSC The second scenario is when either the manager or the team is … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Principles of Execution – and Teams That Get It Done

Monday Morning Moment – Are You Listening? Or Are You Silencing Voices?

Photo Credit: Flickr Let’s start on the grandest scale possible. Even the God of the universe invites us to speak to Him…and He listens and actually hears us. Something to aim for with each other…on the smallest scale of our lives. We love when little babies recognize our voices as attached to people they have … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Are You Listening? Or Are You Silencing Voices?

5 Friday Faves – Financially Fit, Beyond the Guitar, Addiction Recovery, Parenting, and One-Anothering

Happy Friday! I hope you’re ending your week on a high note. If not, you might find some help right here. So pick your Friday Fave, and dig in. 1) Financially Fit – One of my absolute favorite blog writers and thought leaders today is Benjamin P. Hardy. Unless I didn’t notice it before, he … Continue reading 5 Friday Faves – Financially Fit, Beyond the Guitar, Addiction Recovery, Parenting, and One-Anothering

5 Friday Faves – Seasonal Favorites, Classical Guitar, Scruffy Hospitality, Hilarious Commercial, and Father’s Day

Weeks never seem to drag anymore. Friday has come again with lightning speed, forcing a break in our routine. In Virginia, today marks the last school day of the year for public schools. Summer has officially begun. It’s not my favorite season of the year (OK…I know I’m in a minority here but heat and … Continue reading 5 Friday Faves – Seasonal Favorites, Classical Guitar, Scruffy Hospitality, Hilarious Commercial, and Father’s Day

Monday Morning Moment – When Connections Are Lost – a Rant, a Resolve, and a Request

Photo Credit: Pixabay Here written is a cautionary tale…one with a happy ending to follow. Across my professional and personal life, I’ve experienced a great wealth of teams, affinity groups, communities and networks. Real flesh-and-blood people gathered passionately around products or services. People who trusted and enjoyed each other, who used their influence to do … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – When Connections Are Lost – a Rant, a Resolve, and a Request