Gratitude: The Antidote for Fear and Stress

We have the best of intentions. We have planned our day. We know exactly what we need to do, how we need to do it, and we have everything we need to do to it. Somewhere, out of nowhere, it …

Professional Legacies

Professional Legacies

It is said, “Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize they were the big things.” I have long believed that our professional contacts are our most powerful allies in building careers of meaning and purpose. What …

Create a Connected Workforce Through Culture and Actions

Connected Workforce

When I google connected workforce the results refer to the technology that connects us. It is true, the power of the organization lies in the ability to connect its workforce. However, it is the ties that bind us to each …

The Value of a Lesson Learned

I received my MBA from Meredith College, a small, private, Baptist women’s college. I was first in my class, carrying a 4.0 GPA. My final semester, my professor decided I needed to learn I did not have all the answers. …

Belonging: One Secret to Successful Business Engagement

An organization is just a web of relationships. If the relationships work, the organization works. It is imperative that all the players (especially those that might have competing interest) understand that the team wins together or it loses together. And …

From Frozen Stiff to Stirring Hope

by: Karen Raines For many, if not most, life is a series of steps taken on a continuous course that remains constant from its beginning at young adulthood to its end, at one’s retirement.  There might be stops along the …

In My Grandmother’s House

It is said, “All I can do is show you who I am, what I think, what I feel and it is up to you to determine my value.” My life story begins in my grandmother’s house. In my grandmother’s …