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Trust Moves Faster

In conversations with various people, I find it common for an overarching theme to involve trust. People often ask me what sources of information I trust, who do I trust, and, most importantly, why do I trust. I don’t know if I made this up or read it somewhere, but there’s a statement I am …

Finding Margin Through Increased Productivity

With the new year and resolutions upon us, many folks use this season to focus on personal development and self-improvement.  The options for such are wide and varied, and our attempt at “boiling the ocean” makes the subject complex. A simplified and clarifying question regarding that very topic came up on an internal call today.  …

The Question Behind the Question

I recall as a kid getting into a lot of trouble. Harmless trouble, mind you. Growing up in what was then the middle of nowhere in South Fulton County where our nearest neighbor was a half-mile away, there wasn’t much trouble you could get into that harmed other people. Shooting each other with BB guns, …

Employee Assistance Program EAP

Wouldn’t it be nice if COVID-19 was the only thing you had to deal with right now? This time last year, our family was in the middle of nine solid weeks of going to the hospital every day. We visited with and cared for our daughter, who had broken her neck and was now paralyzed. …

There are many people anxiously waiting to see what their heartthrob will do to express their love this week. According to Statista.com, the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts in the U.S. are candy/sweets (44%), greeting cards (33%), flowers (32%), and romantic dinners (29%). Other popular gifts include wine, jewelry, clothing, lingerie and pajamas, and event …

7 Tips to Free Your Mind From Polarization in Society

I attended a funeral this past weekend. Two of the eulogists referenced the same Jackie Robinson quote, a favorite of the deceased: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” After hearing the quote, I thought to myself about deep, abiding relationships and how the development of such is …

1968 letter to daughters

I lost my Dad 7 ½ years ago, and my Mom 3 ½ months ago.  As you do, we have all sorted through papers and folders and pictures . . . My oldest sister found this letter that my Dad wrote to his younger children 51 years ago – the day after Bobby Kennedy was …

Anti-Sex Trafficking Video

A free 20-minute video is now available for employers to provide employee training on stopping and preventing human trafficking. BEST (Businesses Ending Slavery &Trafficking) in Seattle produced the video, which informs employers of the threats against a company posed by human trafficking. It also provides employees with tools to help them take action if they …