The Origins of a New Holiday

The Origins of a New Holiday

Yesterday, Americans observed Memorial Day—a day where we honored the great men and women who died while serving in the United States’ military. My family enjoyed our time together over the long three-day weekend. During a moment of downtime, I hopped on Facebook,...
More Air for Me!

More Air for Me!

When I was in high school, we had a rather quirky custodian who worked in our district. I know what you’re thinking—Me too! I think it is probably safe to say that nearly every high school employs a rather quirky custodian. They’re an iconic fixture in schools...
Ellie Lou’s Secret

Ellie Lou’s Secret

I’ve become a bit of a BBQ connoisseur. Actually, that may be somewhat of an understatement. A “BBQ addict” is probably a more accurate assessment, because I’m always on the lookout for a great BBQ joint. In fact, I am almost as obsessed with discovering good BBQ as I...
5 Ways to Confront a Toxic Teammate

5 Ways to Confront a Toxic Teammate

Every team heading in the wrong direction has them—toxic teammates. They are malcontents, agitators, and disruptors of harmony. As the expression goes, they seem to have a problem for every solution. What to do about them? One thing is for sure, if you do nothing, the...
The Flying Lullaby

The Flying Lullaby

I spoke at a conference on Saturday, and I gave the audience some examples of the different teams to which we can belong—our place of employment, our community, our family, etc. I happened to mention that even the passengers on an airplane can be a team. Little did I...

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