Unexpected Recognition

This month, I received some unexpected news - twice - in the form of book awards. First, Book Authority named my memoir one of the 25 Best Books on the Constitution of All Time* (a pretty audacious claim in my opinion!). Then, I learned that I also received the silver medal from the Independent Publisher … Continue reading Unexpected Recognition

Help Me Clear My Bookshelf

At the age of 13, one of my mentors gave me a book, "Developing the Leader Within You" by Dr. John C. Maxwell. It sparked something in me: I committed to reading at least two books on leadership and communication per month, every month, for the rest of my life. The "Leadership Library" covers many … Continue reading Help Me Clear My Bookshelf

The Worst Jobs I’ve Ever Had

Everyone has a story about the worst job they've ever had. Working customer service at a call center. Housekeeping for a motel. Counting inventory for a big-box retailer. Sometimes these jobs are necessary for a start. Other times it's for survival. When I reflect on the worst job experiences in my life, the common theme isn't … Continue reading The Worst Jobs I’ve Ever Had

Leadership Lessons from the Lion King

While watching the Lion King last night, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is merely taking a walk." For those unfamiliar with the story, Scar is the disgruntled … Continue reading Leadership Lessons from the Lion King

5 Strategies for Managing Multiple Social Media Marketing Channels

543. That's how many digital communication channels I manage right now. Between email, social media, and online advertising for my businesses, organizations I work/volunteer for, my clients, and my personal use, that's 543 different accounts, login authentications, areas to send/receive messages, or even places to have a potential communications crisis. I know some people with far … Continue reading 5 Strategies for Managing Multiple Social Media Marketing Channels

What Would You Write in 500 Words?

I was blessed to have been selected as a "luminary" on the site, inspiremetoday.com, which has hosted inspirational words of wisdom from the likes of Seth Godin, Sir Richard Branson,  Guy Laliberte, and many others. I hope you'll take a moment to check out the piece I wrote and share it with others. What I wrote today … Continue reading What Would You Write in 500 Words?

The Snooze Button Effect

One of the great disservices to production is the snooze button mentality. For the longest time, I could never understand why someone would use the snooze button because it always took a little to fall asleep again and one always seems to be more tired after that additional five or ten minutes anyway. Why not … Continue reading The Snooze Button Effect