So.lu.tion.ary

[suh-loo-shuh-ner-ee] 

n. Disruptive innovator; leader supporting a culture of innovation; visionary who challenges conventional wisdom for a better way;

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May 3, 2020

Mother’s Day is around the corner and for most, it will be unlike any we have experienced before.  Some of us will have a full nest with students who have returned home jarring our well-oiled routines, others will feel a deep sense of loneliness because of the inability to spend time with offspring or parents.

Regardless of how this day unfolds, I find that as it approaches, I always reflect about...

April 20, 2020

I was asked recently to write a precise description of what a perfect day would look like for me.  With luck and the grace of God, one that I could repeat daily, feeling a sense of excitement with the dawn of each day and an even greater sense of peace and fulfillment each night as I close my eyes.  I have struggled with this.

The process of creative visualization is not new.  The Roman states...

March 18, 2020

Recently, I’ve been hearing the word recalibrate used a lot as people are dislodged from their comfort zones into complete uncertainty.  It’s been going on for months, long before COVID-19 but, much of it concerned topics that many had no personal experience with.  And, when an issue doesn’t touch you or someone you know, when it’s not up front and center in your life, it can be hard to relate to...

March 3, 2020

And here we are again - talking about readiness, reviewing our ability to weather unpredictable challenges that show up, generally from external sources.  They could be weather related (floods, fires, hurricanes), lawsuits (unhappy shareholders, injury), or … unwanted, unexplainable viruses that may be affecting supply chain, staffing and sales.  All of these things impact our ability to have a su...

February 12, 2020

I don’t wig out very often but generally it’s a scene out of The Titanic, and I don’t mean the ship capsizing scene.  Nope, I’m talking about the scene when Rose looks at herself in the recovered mirror from yesteryear and says “the reflection has changed a bit...”

I’m absolutely convinced that we need to stay in the outer banks, always out of our comfort zone, to keep us moving forward, growing in...

December 31, 2019

Last day of the year and this is what the rumble in the jungle sounds like on many fronts:

“Good riddance – 2019 was just the pits!”

“Worked my butt off but did not reach my goals … sigh...”

“Thank goodness 2020 arrives in hours – another chance to do it right.”

Pressure on all fronts.  The daily “Hire me to help you grow your bottom line” emails filling inboxes or Facebook pages for the last six week...

December 13, 2019

Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.  It can be lonely as you dance to your own music on the fringes of what appears to be a symphony at larger companies with a broad reach, adequate headcounts with attractive benefits and deep pockets.  As enthusiastic as you may be about your own business, the safety of a paycheck without risks and the comradery of a large group of people can feel like the sire...

November 27, 2019

Many years ago, while working in Madrid as a young lawyer I was quizzed by a Spanish co-worker, “Peelgrim, what’s a peelgrim?”  At that moment, I found myself trying to describe the outerwear of the women and the ultimate demise of the native Americans who, with generous hearts, had come forth with food.  In hindsight, my response lacked the depth and thoughtfulness I would attempt to give it toda...

November 13, 2019

Discrimination comes in many forms.  Our focus on discrimination is often geared to sexual orientation and race but there is a tiger in the house that is growing by the day – age discrimination.

Younger people have often felt discriminated against when they aren’t hired because of lack of experience.  Recent graduates, diplomas in hand, are book schooled but often lack on the job training needed by...

October 30, 2019

I have always been a builder bee, digger, remodeler, re-formatter, condenser, get to the point, big picture kind of gal.  Sometimes I feel a little bit like Shaun Murphy on The Good Doctor, staring into space, moving things around in my mind until they are “just right.”

A prior boss has said that I have the ability to condense massive amounts of material into two sentences.  I have quoted a pa...

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