No one should expect to be understood by everyone. When presenting expect a percentage in the audience to be completely lost and help at least 50% of the lost to understand then move on. The rest will catch up or not. Continue reading
One of my favorite oft quoted not-really-a-joke goes something like this. A man is in his house when the rain starts pouring down. Soon, a flood starts rising. Someone comes to his door and says, “Come with us, we will save you.” Continue reading
As a quiet person I understand how difficult it is to come up with conversation topics. I have had my share of awkward ice-breaker attempts. It’s not always pretty. So, I don’t condemn the dental hygienist who failed at trying to put me at ease during my semi-annual appointment. Why the harsh criticism? How can I judge someone who was doing her best a being friendly? Continue reading
has been unkind.
as if in a bind. Continue reading
There was a day when she realized she didn’t have what it takes after all.
When I think of casual I think of casual Fridays. They are a treat and we love them because we get to lower our normal office dress standard. We get to go to work comfortable and who doesn’t appreciate being comfortable? Continue reading
Recently I had a conversation with a friend. Her oldest child was adopted as a baby by her husband and would soon celebrate a birthday. She wondered when she should let her child know about the adoption. Continue reading
even though my skill lacks merit.
I have so I try and share it. Continue reading
I may not be able to do much during a given day but I can at least try and do a little good, right? It doesn’t even have to be much. A small smile can go a long way. Continue reading
A quote attributed to Galileo goes like this, “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” We only learn what we are receptive to learning. Basically, we learn what we want to learn. Continue reading