My father provided me valuable life and leadership lessons. Dad’s work ethic has been an enduring example of how to model integrity and excellence.
Posts Tagged: Life
What does your job have to teach you?
Taking the time to “understand the other person” and listen to “emotions behind words” will not only enhance your communication skills, but build trust with your career and life partners.
We are one of the richest nations in the world yet we are not the happiest. We have tripled our GNP since 1960 yet our happiness levels have barely moved.
Let’s face it: we all have a work life and a home/personal life. Some choose to combine the two and others prefer to keep them separated. Either way can be done as it is a personal choice. One of the most challenging aspects of having a career and a family is separating one from the other…. Read more »
The other day, while I was thinking about what to write for this week’s post, I got to thinking about the rise of reality television. I was pretty young when it started…but it has become a pretty big part of popular culture. One of the more peculiar reality shows I remember was one that was… Read more »
When I was growing up, I’m sure my parents and most others who were working adults struggled with what we now call “work-life balance.” My dad had a full-time job and worked part-time on weekends. My grandmother worked in other people’s homes, and my mom worked outside the home, off-and-on, but mostly kept our home…. Read more »
A few years ago I was on a road trip with some friends. We were traveling in a caravan and using walkie-talkies to communicate between cars. The third day out the sun was bright and the weather was hot. We were passing through a particularly long stretch of road with absolutely no sign of civilization… Read more »
This last weekend, I took a fiction-writing class with a local author, Ken Scholes. As we went around the room to introduce ourselves, a common theme emerged. Most of us thought we should be writing more words, we should be submitting more short fiction, we should be taking more classes, we should be reading more… Read more »