Sharon Moves Into Her Office

A few months ago I got really clear about what I wanted in my professional life. Integration was my goal. I no longer wanted to compartmentalize my personal and professional lives. My mantra evolved into “My personal and professional selves are integrated.” As I look back now, this desire has been percolating for a long time and has […]

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Exploring the Future… Through the Lens of the Past

I’ve started an exciting exploration this week. I’m going through a process to look at my career through the lens of my personality and my interests. It’s fun because I’m not necessarily doing anything right now. I’m just sticking my hand in the cookie jar and seeing what comes up. I knew that people with […]

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What’s the Matter with Young People?? Or What’s Wrong with Us Geezers?

The other day at work, a couple of co-workers were having a discussion about young people these days. We are securing the licensing to use a gaming-type learning activity on managing a budget. It will be available free of charge to all community and technical college students in the state. It’s really cool. The player […]

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Checking a Bad Day Attitude

I’m not sure what makes for bad days, but sometimes they happen. Yesterday was one for me. It started out great, and I felt great. I had no idea what an awful turn the day would take. I did my usual breakfast, blogging and meditation and went to work feeling pretty good. I was a […]

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Dreaming of a Different Way to Be

My friend Nancy has a teaching job in South Korea. She moved there last year, and is staying this year for another term. She says it’s fun teaching the kids English, but it’s also a financial decision. The cost of living there is low since her costs are greatly subsidized by the private school where […]

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A Question of Value: Blue Collar Skills

Tonight I had the opportunity to hear Nick Pinchuk, Chairman and CEO of Snap-on, Inc., deliver a keynote address. Snap-on, of course, is the manufacturer of Snap-on Tools. I work for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and we are having our professional development conference this week. Snap-on is there because they are investing […]

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Keep Your Head Down and Your Mouth Shut….No Way

In Brene’ Brown’s book Daring Greatly, she explores how shame works in schools and in corporations to squelch innovation and creativity. A middle school girl told her: There are times when you can ask questions or challenge ideas, but if you’ve got a teacher that doesn’t like that or the kids in the class make […]

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Bringing God to Work

It took me awhile in my spiritual walk to bring God to work. I don’t know why, but somehow I thought God didn’t really care about Corporate America, the way I make my living and all the stupid political games that go on there. The problem is, I struggle in that area a lot. I […]

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