• How Do You Not Know This? Tips From The Manager’s Answer Book

    A commentator on the news recently referred to LBJ, and quickly clarified he was not talking about LeBron James but rather the president in the 1960s. This brought to mind a conversation I had a few years ago with my nephew, Jim, a border-line Baby Boomer and his husband, Rich, a GenXer. Rich was telling us, “We recently watched the movie All the Way about Lyndon Baines Johnson.”  Huh, I thought.  Who refers to him as Lyndon Baines Johnson?  He’s LBJ, a...

  • Optimism & Positive Thinking

    “Optimism—It’s not just a mindset. It’s a behavior.” I saw this on a meme posted on social media. It got me thinking about several things.

  • Read a Book Day

    This Friday, September 6, is Read A Book Day. We aren’t just writers, we’re readers too. As we’ve expanded our writing horizons, we’ve attended writer’s conferences and have had the pleasure of hearing many amazing, well-known authors.Here are some of our favorites, authors whom we’ve had the pleasure of hearing and in some cases meeting.David McCullough.

  • Celebrating Labor

    Sarah Carr wrote a review of the book, Beaten Down, Worked Up by Steven Greenhouse. The review was featured in The Washington Post on August 9, 2019. The book tells the history of the labor movement through the 20th century to today—where it’s been and where it needs to go.I haven’t had a chance to read the book, yet, but my interest was certainly piqued by Carr’s review.

  • Make New Friends but Keep the Old…

    I recently had a speaking engagement in a city where I’d lived. It had been several years since I’d visited there, so I extended my business trip to stay for the weekend to see friends.I really enjoyed returning to a place where I’d spent many happy years, but I must admit that I was constantly saying things like, “That wasn’t here when I lived here” or “This looks just the same as it did years ago.”The best part of the weekend was reconnecting wit...

  • Beyond Black and White

    Diversity often gets described as something to do with skin tone.  Black and brown. Red, yellow and white.

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