Do I need a new job?

Do I need a new job?

“I hate my job!”  Have you ever said that about your job, or hear someone else say it?  It’s not unique and every day in America millions of workers say it too. Sometimes it’s born out of frustration where things didn’t go as planned, or it could be dealing with...
Cutting the shirt tail!

Cutting the shirt tail!

Recently I was a guest at the first graduating class of “Red Tail Cadets.” The program provided six high school students from the Ferguson-Florissant School District (St. Louis) to go through a 6-week rigorous program and learn to fly an airplane. The school district...
A new leader

A new leader

We rarely stop and think about the perspective of being the new leader of a department, a division, or an entire organization. I’ve been the “new leader” several times in my life.  Each time I assumed the role, I had some anxiety about what it meant for me and those I...
Timing

Timing

September is harvest season for wine in California. We were in Napa Valley, for my Godson’s wedding. Prior to the wedding, we toured a winery. I was fascinated by the wine making process and learned the grapes were monitored constantly until just the right time when...
It’s like re-potting a plant

It’s like re-potting a plant

  THERE IS A SPECIAL bond that exists between those who have lost their job. About 10 months after leaving my job at a large hospital, Donna reached out to me. Donna had been a manager at the same hospital and lost her job shortly after me. She wanted to talk...