5 Friday Faves – Storytelling, Just Mercy, Productivity Hacks, Birthdays, and the Impact of Our Lifestyles on Our Brains

What a week! A gun rights rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Roe v. Wade anniversary commemorated by a March for Life and name change (Sanctity of Human Life Day). An impeachment trial. All of this matters. All of it. We have to stop the hatred, the contempt, the division and start listening … Continue reading 5 Friday Faves – Storytelling, Just Mercy, Productivity Hacks, Birthdays, and the Impact of Our Lifestyles on Our Brains

5 Friday Faves – Millennials in the Workplace (ebook), Garden in Between, Productivity Tips (Infographic), Chicken Fiesta, and Old Family Film Favorites

Happy Friday – Friday the 13th…and the sun finally came out. This weekend looks to be great fun – with the birthday of our youngest, the Lebanese Food Festival, a friend’s baptism in the James River, and whatever else comes along. Hope your weekend looms as quiet or as hopping as you need after this … Continue reading 5 Friday Faves – Millennials in the Workplace (ebook), Garden in Between, Productivity Tips (Infographic), Chicken Fiesta, and Old Family Film Favorites

Monday Morning Moment – Notes on Chris Bailey’s Life of Productivity

Photo Credit: Lewis Howes, The School of Greatness Where does the time go? How do I get so tired before the day is done? I just can’t stay focused…too distracted, I guess. You know what I’m talking about. Then there are the reactions of those friends and family. The ones who treat us with kindness … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Notes on Chris Bailey’s Life of Productivity

Monday Morning Moment – Focus – This Won’t Take Long

Photo Credit: Picpedia Click. Click. Click. Notifications. Notifications. Notifications. Meetings. Meetings. Meetings. We live and work these days in a culture of distraction where focus is a rare commodity. “The culture of distraction makes your ability to think deeply and creatively constantly threatened. Conceiving ideas and putting them into practice requires time for reflection, and … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Focus – This Won’t Take Long

Monday Morning Moment – What Stirs Motivation, Initiative, and Innovation – What Kills It

Photo Credit: Flickr We all have the capability of motivating those around us…or demotivating them. We can stir initiative or slow it down. We can grease the tracks for innovation or derail it. How are motivation, initiative, and innovation defined? Considering the definitions will help us remember how crucial they are to forward progress – … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – What Stirs Motivation, Initiative, and Innovation – What Kills It

Monday Morning Moment – Micro-actions and Micro-behaviors – a Conspiracy of Small

Photo Credit: Edmund Burke, Pinterest Micro-actions aren’t not the myriad of tasks that appear on our daily to-do lists. I’m defining micro-actions as all those brief, intentional acts we do that help us “get to goal”, “avoid mission drift”, or communicate value to those around us. Micro-actions can show up on in our daily habits … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Micro-actions and Micro-behaviors – a Conspiracy of Small

Monday Morning Moment – The 3 I’s of Leaders Who Get Things Done and Loyalty Won

Photo Credit: ITD Assessments Happy Monday Morning! Let’s talk about leadership. It’s one of my favorite learning curves. Not so I can tell others how to lead (a terrible temptation – like it’s my job…sheesh) but more to celebrate those who lead well. Leading well doesn’t necessarily come with the job description…more, it comes with … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – The 3 I’s of Leaders Who Get Things Done and Loyalty Won

5 Friday Faves – DreamWorks on Classical Guitar, Your Future Self, Wisdom of Great Leaders, Father’s Day, and Southern Baptists

5 favorite finds this week – here goes: 1) DreamWorks on Classical Guitar – Nathan Mills (Beyond The Guitar) latest classical guitar video is a medley of movie themes by DreamWorks Animation. So beautiful. Shrek – “Fairytale” composed by Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell Kung Fu Panda – “Oogway Ascends” composed by Hans Zimmer, John Powell … Continue reading 5 Friday Faves – DreamWorks on Classical Guitar, Your Future Self, Wisdom of Great Leaders, Father’s Day, and Southern Baptists

Monday Morning Moment – Two Steps Forward – Rhythms, Routines & Rituals

Photo Credit: Self “Two steps forward, one step back.” Monday mornings are usually invigorating to me. The whole prospect and potential of a week unfolding ahead. Who knows what can happen? This morning, it was all I could do to roll slowly out of bed. Flattened by a hectic week before and a full weekend, … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Two Steps Forward – Rhythms, Routines & Rituals

Monday Morning Moment – 3 Observations on Life Around Here

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons What Might Goofing Off Communicate? – This weekend, a friend told me about her son’s internship in a local organization. This young man expressed his disappointment at the amount of goofing off he saw among his coworkers, all more senior than he was.Photo Credit: Wikipedia Suffice it to say, after his … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – 3 Observations on Life Around Here