So, this month was full of rich, soul-expanding experiences. In this short 13-minute podcast, I share 4 ‘ah-ha’s which are relevant for all of us….at any stage in life. It is raw, unfiltered, and unscripted. Your comments are welcomed!
Never in my lifetime (including 9/11/01 when I was actually in route to New York City on the VERY first day of my new job as an executive at a software company), has life turned so totally upside down so quickly. It is as if the ‘earth truly is moving beneath our feet’. The one […]
Many of you may know that our family lake home was hit by a tornado last month. It was (is) devastating. When a roof is torn off during a storm of this magnitude, the water damage is unbelievable. We lost the ceilings, floors, electrical, all the HVAC, and most of the furniture and contents which […]
Recently, my home state of Arkansas was hit by a very strong snow storm (12 inches in my hometown of Hot Springs). Many were without power for days. Travelers were stranded. These situations can bring out the best and the worst of humanity. Many good Samaritans emerged, and sadly many opportunities for kindness and generosity were missed. Does this reality present itself in our workplaces, too? Does it matter?
Recently I was having dinner with two very dear and special friends at my favorite Dallas neighborhood bistro, Parigi. As always, we launched into an open, authentic and passionate conversation. We were bantering about how strong personal and business relationships thrive and survive, in an increasingly turbulent, competitive and stressful world. We were wondering…is there 1 quality that makes the difference?
Have you ever been dressed down by someone seemingly smarter than you just so that person could make a point? Have you ever been called out – or even worse – dismissed because you were behind the learning curve on a particular issue? Have you ever been interrupted or talked over, implying that your opinion or perspective was not worthy of even being heard? I have; and it is the worst feeling in the world.
I read a heartwarming story on the plane coming back from San Francisco this week. It was a story of a war veteran returning home from a controversial war in which we were involved many years ago. There was great hostility toward the veterans, with frequent rudeness and caustic interactions. This man boarded a flight […]