My Three Things

1. Writing: Consulting, Coaching, Editing, Blogging, Freelance
2. Professional Development/Accountability
3. Strategic Planning/Implementation

Which one(s) does your organization need? I'd love to help!

What I Think…

I remember when Shawn Johnson, Olympic gymnast, was on the Ellen Show.  At the time, Shawn was a freshman in high school.  I remember how surprised Ellen was that Shawn attended public school.  Of course, in Iowa the only kids who attend private school are typically those who attend a religious school.  They attend private […]

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Lately the word “busy” has been cropping up in both live conversations and those held via social media.  But I first experienced this phenomenon last fall when I went to speak at a very large corporation.  I initially noticed that during our telephone calls, my contact seemed to have no sense of humor.  Then she […]

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Leadership

Recently, there has been a push to ban the use of the word “bossy.”  Like most times people want to ban something, whether that something is a word, a food or a “vice,” the intentions are good.  The thought behind this particular ban is that girls shrink back from leadership roles out of fear they […]

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Recently, I was asked this question – “Given your experience with companies on several levels, and dealing with adults in the workplace, what pearls of wisdom would you give a college senior about to graduate?  What do you think they should know as they make their way into farming, physical therapy, construction engineering, and a […]

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Politics

George Takei, former Star Trek star, recently posted the following on Facebook:  Though Arizona’s governor had the good sense to veto a similar bill, Mississippi’s didn’t. These “religious freedom” bills grant businesses that are open to the public the “right” to refuse service to certain people (i.e. LGBT couples) based on the business owners’ religious […]

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World War II Veteran, Leonard Smith, died this year.  I didn’t know him, but he made the news in part because of his unusual obituary and memorial request and who honored that request.  The obituary noted that he “hated pointless bureaucracy…and bad ideas born of good intentions.”  The unusual memorial request was that in lieu […]

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