Careers v. Callings

There’s a weather man in my home state that Jesus comes second to. Being from the Bible Belt, that’s really saying something. But a man who predicted the unpredictability of tornados, hail, ice, lightning, sideways rain, and the kind of wind we Okies call a light breeze but could be considered hurricane force in other…

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Delivery and Tone, or Why Sometimes It’s Okay to Say It That Way (But Always Pay Attention)

There have been a few articles floating around over the last couple weeks about things bosses shouldn’t say, 10 things bad bosses say, or even things you shouldn’t say to your boss. I’m torn about the advice these articles give. I don’t know that so much of it is you shouldn’t say them (although, some…

“Thinkers need doers to get things done, and idealists need number crunchers to tether them to reality”

Brenda Synder,  the senior director of research at Forbes Insight, articulated a  thesis could not be more true. Whether you are involved in a large scale corporation, a small staff/volunteer driven non profit, or in a government/association bureaucracy, the five personalities that Ms Snyder lays out embodies what’s needed for success.  The article explores the…

Impressions

Cities have distinctive, complex personalities. When I lived in DC metro area, the different facets of its personality were sharply defined by metro routes and rivers. You could feel the vibe of the neighborhood you traveled from red, to yellow, and green line. New York is punctuated by sirens, high rises, and the boroughs. You…

I Am an Alphabet Blogger

I am an Aries I’m looking for writing inspiration today, so I’ve decided I’m going to alphabet blog. A seems like a very good place to start, especially because I am an Aries. Today’s Astrology.Com Aries horoscope is unfortunately right on target. “You’re not feeling totally comfortable with today’s big activities, but that doesn’t mean…

“Heads up, chests out, big smiles! Ready? (claps) Okay!”

If you’re looking for pop culture bites, political potluck, random news events of big and inconsequential combined with a little bit of snarky and sweet thrown in, you’ve found the right spot to hang out for a while. Check back for dialogue to come! And as always…your quote of the day TV quotes of the day per my favorite,…