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I’ve been asked to lead…now what do I do? Follow these 10 Steps


Congratulations! You’ve been asked to lead or chair an event, committee or project in your community.  You eagerly accept.  Now where do you begin? You have interest in the project and you like the idea behind the cause but now … Continue reading

Blocked on Blogging: 25 Reasons


I must confess that I have been blocked on blogging the last couple of months.  Was it the summer, social issues, my work, or just plain old procrastination that got in the way? Well I finally was able to muster … Continue reading

Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: It’s time for an emergency preparedness plan for your life and business


Hurricane Irene was a year ago almost to the day before Hurricane Sandy which assaulted the northeast corridor of the US the end of October of this year. After going through Hurricane Irene, many people, including me thought that it … Continue reading

The magic of lipstick and economics


Many years ago after a compound fracture of my ankle and emergency surgery I remember awaking in my hospital room and searching for my lipstick. It was a kind nurse named Joanne who found my lipstick for me. I put … Continue reading

It’s not too late for New Year’s Resolutions: Create your own Work Life Balance


It’s never too late to write your New Year’s resolutions.  Have you written yours yet?  Don’t fret. You can still take the time to do this.  In today’s work-a-day world, most professional people are writing strategic and long range goals … Continue reading