26 February 2013 ~ Comments Off

Humility

“At the end of the game, Pawns and Kings return to the same box.”  Italian Proverb Humility is not a character trait that asks you to let others walk all over you or abuse you.  On the contrary, humility takes great strength and courage to live by each and every day.  As leaders we must [...]

16 February 2013 ~ Comments Off

From the Mouth of Babes

As we speak about Diversity this month, I thought I would share an entry from my blog about a year ago. It’s a good reminder Recently in my leadership classes as we worked on building confidence in ourselves, I had the students participate in an exercise where they had to stand up in front of [...]

02 December 2012 ~ Comments Off

Your are Valuable

You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. –Max Lucado We get too attached to the idea that our deeds done and undone define us.  Someone comes to you and says, “Great Job!” and you are on top of the world.  The [...]

02 December 2012 ~ Comments Off

You are Valuable

You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. –Max Lucado We get too attached to the idea that our deeds done and undone define us.  Someone comes to you and says, “Great Job!” and you are on top of the world.  The [...]

12 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Integrity

Integrity

“The first chapter in the book of wisdom is honesty.” Thomas Jefferson I began reading a new book this weekend, Trutopia, by Grand Taekwondo Master Jhoon Rhee.  He is credited with being the person to bring Taekwondo from South Korea to the United States 60 some years ago.  He was born into a country that [...]

05 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Courtesy

I recently had a conversation with some colleagues and we were discussing the importance of practicing eye contact.  In our leadership training in class this is something we talk about and practice often.  When you give an instruction or compliment look the person in the eye.  When you are working with a large group make sure to [...]

05 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Courtesy

I recently had a conversation with some colleagues and we were discussing the importance of practicing eye contact.  In our leadership training in class this is something we talk about and practice often.  When you give an instruction or compliment look the person in the eye.  When you are working with a large group make sure to [...]

01 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Giving

It’s officially November now and with that comes a crispness in the air and anticipation of good times spent with friends and family over the coming Holiday Season.  A time to take stock of our blessings and remember what good things we  have experienced this year.  A time to look back through 2012 and recall [...]

18 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Kindness

Ever have one of those moments where you are simply going about your business and someone stops you to offer words of kindness and it just blows you away?  Their words cut through all of your agendas for the day and to do list and you simply have to stop and think about the generosity [...]

16 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

More on Tai Chi

Please follow the link below to see Dr. Yang Yang teaching in New York in an interview about complementary medicine. Well deserved recognition http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/15/14451552-dr-nancy-snyderman-answers-questions-about-complementary-medicine#.UH3WdvWtTyo.email You can also visit his website and learn more about his life and teachings, as well. http://centerfortaiji.com/ Just to confirm the importance of Tai Chi in your life. Amanda Olson