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Archive | November, 2013


I came across this story and wanted to pass it along. Once, in a little village, children were always told, “whatever you do, don’t go near the top of the mountain … that is where the monster lives.” For generations the children heeded this warning. But one day, some brave men decided they were going […]

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Service members and veterans let’s talk!

As the Blue Star mom of two Iraq War veterans, I’ve been honored to interact with service members, vets and military families for more than a decade now. I’m constantly struck by the altruism, professionalism and decency you all possess. And it pains me to hear of the challenges that vets face in finding gainful […]

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Qualities of a Leader

Leadership author John Maxwell states that “Developing a better team…always begins with you.” Here are characteristics he believes a Leader possesses: Leaders are Adaptable They are teachable. Adaptable people always place a high priority on breaking new ground. They are emotionally secure. Secure people don’t get nervous just because of change. They are creative. When difficult times […]

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