Gifts of Negative Change

Sooner or later, life will throw you a hardball, and it can throw you into a tailspin down a negative spiral. When swamped by reactive emotions, I am reminded of the advice of an old friend: “It’s just information.” That reminds me that it’s up to me to choose my reaction to what is happening.… Read More »

change management

We breathe in; we breathe out. We watch the trees bud, bloom, fill out with greenery every spring and summer; and we watch the leaves die and fall, the trees stark and bare in the cold winter light. But we rarely stop to reflect on how our own lives need to breathe in, and breathe… Read More »

rebooting my direction

Every so often, life bowls us over with surprises. For someone like me, who throws herself heart and soul into her work, this can sometimes be devastating. I’ll be rolling along making what I think is good progress, given the resources, only to be shocked to find I’m not on the right track, as defined… Read More »

Clarity in the midst of the madness

Many of us feel besieged at times by all the demands upon us. We feel duty pulls us in many directions, and so many of them are top priority: fires that must be put out NOW. We don’t know which way to turn, and the stress begins to make it difficult to think, plan, or… Read More »

Creating a workplace where people grow

I have witnessed a number of management styles, and suffered from quite a few of them. I was 19 when I became a manager for the first time, and over the years, I’ve tried a number of approaches, and struggled with how to improve on all the ones I’d seen or experienced. But the approach… Read More »