5 Tips to Thrive in Chaos (What Good Is Vision When You’re Up to Your A** in Alligators?)

I knew there’d be pushback the minute I dubbed vision the #1 leadership characteristic. "Get real," several readers e-mailed. It reminded me of the cartoon a colleague once gave me, bearing the caption: “When you’re up to your a** in alligators, it’s hard to remember your goal was to drain the swamp.” ...more
Like x 3, Aletha!! Also I am laughing because from personal experience I can tell you that when ...more

What’s the #1 Leadership Attribute?

I know I said this column would explore what we can learn about leadership from the presidential candidates’ endless mud-wrestling on our television screens these days. That’s a fascinating analysis I’ll get to eventually—we’ll have plenty of time since the election is still fourteen months away! But when I realized I’d be writing this column on September 14, the birthday of a significant mentor in my life, I chose instead to focus on the most important leadership lesson I learned from her. ...more
@Gloria Feldt  Just revisited this article and didn't have to wonder too much what Margaret ...more

Back To School Tip: Your Child May Need A Comprehensive Eye Exam

In a recent interview with the president of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Dr. Dori Carlson, I learned the surprising statistic that about 1 in 4 school age children have an undetected or undiagnosed vision problem. School vision screenings, while helpful, still miss more than 75% of these problems. And for those kids who are discovered to have a vision problem during a school screening, upwards of 40% receive no follow up after the diagnosis. Clearly, we need to do better at diagnosing and treating childhood visual deficits. My full conversation with Dr....more

Bifocals and my stiff neck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wear bifocals. I love my blogs. The two do not match!I bought a pair of readers...cheap ones from a department store. I wear them when I am on the computer.My world just opened up!...more

Do you have Computer Vision Syndrome?

This term is just entering my vocabulary: Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Have you heard of it?I’ve been curious of what the long-term affects are to those who spend hours each day in front of the computer. I can’t imagine it’s very healthy for our eyes and posture. Nevertheless, there are ways to help the situation....more

Career Peaks And Valleys

We are living through ever changing periods of victories and downsides. Professionally or personally. It is not just us. We all have experienced it, even though we do not like to talk about it. Just the depth of each valley and the height of each peak is individual. As well as timing and lengths of each life phase. ...more

Tips: How To Become Successful Entrepreneur

Many times mid-age managers have enough of the corporate world and play with the idea of leaving the established business to run their own piece of cake. Many times they are surprised this piece of cake is too small to provide them public exposure and the living standard they were used to. They struggle. At least at the beginning. But it does not always have to be that way. ...more

Too Pretty (For My Mom)

My mom was a dear, sweet lady.  Loving, yet quiet and reserved – a lot like me (yeah, right).  She held deep religious beliefs and lived by those her whole life.  My mom always encouraged me and let me know that she valued and loved me.  That’s not to say that we didn’t have some awful times – ah, the teenage years – but I always knew my mom loved me and I loved her.  My mom was not much of a disciplinarian; that was left to my dad and, actually, to my grandmother who cared for me as my mom was one of the few moms working outside the home back in the 60’...more

How Howard Schultz Managed To Enhance Starbucks´ Soul

Howard Schultz is everywhere now. At least from three reasons. Starbucks celebrated its 40th birthday on March 30th. Howard recently released his second book "Onward....more

Too Pretty

My mom was a dear, sweet lady.  Loving, yet quiet and reserved – a lot like me (yeah, right).  She held deep religious beliefs and lived by those her whole life.  My mom always encouraged me and let me know that she valued and loved me.  That’s not to say that we didn’t have some awful times – ah, the teenage years – but I always knew my mom loved me and I loved her.    My mom was not much of a disciplinarian; that was left to my dad and, actually, to my grandmother who cared for me as my mom was one of the few moms working outside the home back...more
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