What’s wrong with Strategic Planning?

Strategic planning needs to be current; it needs to be a framework and a guide that organizations use on a routine basis – not something that is put up on a shelf never agreed to, finalized or executed. Effective strategic plans should be structured enough so...

Time Management for Travelers

I have just settled down from a whirlwind of 10 days of nonstop traveling that involved air travel, rental cars and extended driving in my own vehicle as well as overnight stays in different hotels.  Most of the travel was to attend business conferences and a...

Lead in Little Ways

My husband and I stopped by a local fast food restaurant after church on Easter Sunday to grab a quick lunch before cooking a special dinner for my family.  The manager asked me about my plans for dinner and went on to explain that the restaurant would close at...

Cultural Diversity and Perceptual Bias

With the events of the past few weeks surrounding the tragedy of Trayvon Martin, we may be reminded of what we truly see when we judge others by their appearance.  When it comes to the cultural diversity of people who come in every color, gender, and size and a...