February 11, 2015 | 5 Comments

Your company is demanding more of you. Competition is fierce and margins are squeezed.  Your family is sucking you dry…emotionally, physically, and financially.  Your back is boasting 5 new knots and the things that you once enjoyed, like cooking or browsing the isles of TJ Maxx, seem more like a tedious chore.  YES!  I’m talking…

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WTF? The Habit of Cussing in the Workplace

January 13, 2015 | 6 Comments

Do you drop the “F” bomb?  Do you say the “S” word? Or, do you prefer to use God’s name in vain? I have often wondered why I curse at all…especially in a professional environment. A group of our leaders recently attended a prominent seminar about organizational dynamics and leadership.  They keynote presenter cursed….he cursed…

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3 Ways Employees Sabotage Their Job Security

December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are two realms of thought when it comes to a company’s turnover rate and employee perception of job security. “Healthy” turnover is often discussed at Fortune 500 companies as being a virtuous element:  the departure of low performers will have a positive impact on overall employee engagement, productivity, and profits. For us, employee retention is…

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Get More Done Today

November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the years I have discovered managing a business while raising a family is the best way force yourself to focus on the discipline necessary to experience personal and professional growth. From my early days in the development of Community Care College to now running our ever-growing corporate brand of businesses; I have had to…

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5 Reasons Why Women Make Extraordinary CEOs

October 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Women currently hold 4.8% of Fortune 500 CEO roles.  What a freaky low number considering how dazzling women are in leading others!  Isn’t being a CEO about serving others, rather than others serving the CEO?  Serving others, at its best, requires empathy, healing, and awareness! Being a CEO, to me, has never been about a…

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Floss Your Way to Business Success

September 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Don’t believe me?  Doubting a former dental assistant may not be a wise move!   To some, this topic may sound ridiculous, but observing professionals over the years…first, from a dental assistant’s perspective and now, over the past 20 years, as a business owner, I can share this with confidence. For the record, this has…

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6 Millennial Traits that are Scaring my Generation

August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m often on the defense when other business owners and managers around my age (aka: OLD) start complaining about the entitlement-driven Millennials (born between early 1980’s to early 2000.) I work a lot with this generation and they are some of my finest employees and are committed to pushing our company’s mission forward with excellence.…

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What’s Blocking Your View?

July 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

I love Pizza!  And I especially love that “taste of Italy” that you can only achieve with a brick oven!  My dream of having my own pizza oven is finally coming to realization…we are building one on our side patio off our kitchen.   But, as with a lot of projects I do with my husband,…

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Culture Connection

February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business success depends on a healthy corporate culture.  Whether you agree or not, culture outranks strategy in order of importance when we are measuring the bottom line.  So how does your team rank in the three critical factors:  substance, strength, and adaptability?   A happy (and emotionally strong) team is a profitable team.  Stop fooling…

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Seeing your Vision

September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I once was lost, but now am found… …was blind, but now I see…” Crafting a killer Vision statement is top priority for most companies where senior leaders paint a picture of the future position of the company.  Most often, elements of the vision and mission statements are combined to represent the organization’s purpose, strategy,…

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