Perseverance, it’s a quality to admire in the person who won’t give up. Sometimes it’s annoying. The wisest know when it’s time to walk away from a losing hand of cards, or from a situation that isn’t serving them well. For some of us, letting go is an art that requires practice.
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To connect, or not to connect? To lead by fear or from the heart? Are you a strongly competent leader, or one who cares, and are these things mutually exclusive? The authors of a Harvard Business Review article, “Connect, Then Lead” (July-August 2013) provide some answers as to which leadership characteristics are more important, as […]
Shaking the Three P’s of Pessimism Listening to Dan Pink yesterday, I was reminded of research related to resilience, a topic of interest right now. Are you an optimist – the one who sees the glass half-full, tending to a rosy picture of the world? Or a pessimist who sees the glass half empty, the […]
Did you know? On Memorial Day the U.S. flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the rest of the day. According to Peggy Post, great-granddaughter of etiquette maven Emily Post, the half-staff position […]