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All BAITERs are not Created Equal

A few months ago, the house that I live in was robbed! The robbery occurred between midnight and 3 a.m., and the only items that were missing are three notebook computers. The theft was discovered around 5 a.m. After ruling out possible explanations for the missing property, with eyebrows raised and eyes open, we proceeded … Continue reading

What is Your Inclusiveness Score for This Week?

“What is your “inclusiveness score” for this week? This question is asked often to leaders by management guru, Tom Peters. Even more interesting is Peter’s next question: “Did you go way out of your way to keep everybody in the loop?” On any given day, how far does the average person go out of her … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend 2013: Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

It’s a three-day weekend, Memorial Day, and I am happy to have a few extra hours to get caught up on FaceBook and other social media. I was scrolling thru my FaceBook posts and noticed this message from William Pease, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. “Did you know most Americans are confused about … Continue reading

I Want to be a Leader, but…

Over my educational and professional career,  I have worked for and with organizations that include major corporations, federal and local governments, public utilities, three academic institutions, consulting firms, and my own small business. This has afforded me the opportunity to discuss the ups, downs and challenges of the work environment with many, many individuals including … Continue reading

Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO2) Therapy as Medicine

A few months ago, Rose, a friend and a diabetic, was prescribed HBO2 therapy to enhance a slow healing wound on the bottom of her foot. The open wound created more problems for her medical condition including limiting her ability to walk and increasing the possibility of infection. After several months of slow progress, her … Continue reading

Stable Gas Prices Should Put a Smile on Faces This Mother’s Day Weekend

It’s Mother’s Day, and moms across the U.S are still enjoying their special day doing all sorts of things. If gasoline was purchased to complete any of these special activities, everyone can breathe easier. Gasoline prices are stable this Mother’s Day weekend. After rising to a high of $3.784 per gallon for regular (87 octane), … Continue reading

Leaders: Is There a Leader in Your Leadership?

This post begins a new category and series on leaders. Devoting a new category to leaders is the result of my personal and professional experiences, and those of family members, friends, and professional colleagues. It also reflects what appears to be the interest and growing need of readers and viewers of this blog. A recent … Continue reading

Stepping up to the Next Grand Challenge

While in the thick of an assignment a few weeks ago, I just barely managed to keep up with email and other information that crosses my desk on a daily basis.  However, I remembered scanning a post in one of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) newsletters about three new Grand Challenges from the … Continue reading