To Be a Patriot

“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!” ― Patrick Henry Throughout our history, the word patriot has been used is many fashions.  We hear the word used today, generally as a self-proclaimed label.  What exactly is a patriot, and how do we … More To Be a Patriot

20 Years

This month I achieve 20 years of service at my job.  Twenty years at the same place.  I am quite shocked, actually. I have had several different careers, although somewhat related, but I have moved around a bit over the years.  Staying at one place for an entire career is less likely in these times, … More 20 Years

Crusader

I see things with critical clarity Not even slowing down to pass go Making the impossible seem possible Using every flavor of the rainbow   Not so quiet, no longer patient So many pretend to be absentee We no longer hand out daisies Time to move aside or join me   See the change, be … More Crusader

Leadership in 2020

Some basic leadership concepts are rock solid, others are like rubber, adapting to the form and the conditions. Leadership in normal times can be challenging. Leadership under stress or prolonged crisis can cause teams to break apart. Events of this year are testing leadership strategies and strengths of good leaders. Leadership under pressure require flexibility … More Leadership in 2020

Times Like These

There is fear in the air. You can see it on the faces of strong people. The fear is for several things.  People fear for their health.  They fear getting sick and not being able to afford treatment.  They fear for the health of family and friends. There are other fears.  Not since the Great … More Times Like These

Management Feedback

As I was waiting for my Monterey Chicken sandwich in the deli eating area, I noticed the young woman who seems to run the place take a seat and another employee sat across from her.  I’m not a snoopy person, but I am observant, and the three of us were the ones in the joint.  … More Management Feedback