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  • Are we 'simpatico?' Job seekers and culture fit
    Are we 'simpatico?' Job seekers and culture fit
    BEGIN WITH CULTURE IN MINDThere are 3 ‘Points of Query’ (PoQs) in any job search that will help you determine whether you will be a success if you take the job. The 3 PoQs don’t focus on whether you can do the job. It’s...
  • Mastering the push-pull and taming the perturbation: An on-boarders guide
    Mastering the push-pull and taming the perturbation: An on-boarders guide
    Here ‘tis: the core communication strategy for on-boarders in the first 90 days of employment.Become aware of and understand the choices that are yours to make (and those that aren’t), the changes you need to make (and those you don...
  • 10 successful traits of a productive workplace culture
    10 successful traits of a productive workplace culture
    Contemporary leadership is the art of creating an empowered environment where team members have the ability to use individual and team skills for their organization’s success. It involves cultivating an environment conducive to productivity...
  • Stay faithful
    A marriage with faith
    Is a marriage without faith possible to maintain? Some people would say yes. But it’s possible that some would say any healthy marriage would have couples that have faith to some degree. Wouldn’t you have to have some sort of faith in...
  • Be blessed, not stressed
    God's gift to marriage
    For most couples, marriage probably does present as a gift. Through all the trials and difficult times, when you have that somebody that hangs in there with you, you see the gift. There are so many awesome things about marriage. God created man,...
  • Communicating to engage: 'Artful conversation at work'
    Communicating to engage: 'Artful conversation at work'
    When Jamie Left: True StoryIt’s been less than 3 weeks…less than 21 days…less than 504 hours…less than 30240 minutes…since Jamie left.For four years, Jamie, the GM, ran the organization with an iron hand....
  • Meaningful conversations with older adults
    Meaningful conversations with older adults
    Conversations are part of everyday life. If you stop and think about how many different people you have spoken to over the course of the day, most of us would be able to say that we've had countless conversations - some easy, some difficult;...
  • I am the stuff.
    When arrogance is the culprit in marital dysfunction
    Time and time again the stress and dysfunction in a marriage can be what sucks the romance right out of a marriage. When a spouse manages to place themselves in a seemingly prestigious position, real or imagery, it goes to their head. The world...
  • The kids are running things.
    Marriage; adolescent dysfunction
    What is it about angry, violent and disrespectful adolescence? Every day marriages are plagued and challenged with troubled or just plain troubling teens. Do they even grasp how marriage already comes with enough challenges of its own? How do we...
  • The skinny on 'getting the job' in 5
    The skinny on 'getting the job' in 5
    The Job InterviewThe good news oozes in like ice cream oozes refreshing on a sun shiny day. You have an interview for a job you want. It’s about time. You’ve been searching for a job forever.You’re ready. Your suit is pressed;...
  • How to master the art of messaging
    How to master the art of messaging
    David Grossman, president and founder ofThe Grossman Group, published in 2010 a helpful,freeeBook titled:Mastering The Art of Messaging. Four years later, it remains a valuable tool for workplace leaders.Grossman says thatperhaps it’s the...
  • arguing
    9 power phrases to respond when your teen argues with you
    You want your child to grow into an independent, intelligent adult who can think for herself, right? Well then, as frustrating as it can be, disagreeing with you is actually a sign of healthy development. Instead of blindly accepting everything...
  • Check these things off your list before school starts
    Are all things checked off your back-to-school checklist?
    With most private schools in our area opening on August 25th and the public schools on September 2nd, time is fast running out to take care of all those back-to-school essentials. WebMD has provided a checklist to help parents ensure students at...
  • Family addiction
    Marriage and my addiction
    Let’s talk about the pink elephant in the room. This issue seems toplague marriages all over town, not just this town. What is it about addiction that, despite its catastrophic consequences on marriage. Couple after couple notjust here in...
  • Communicating at work: What is going on, Boomers & Millennials?
    Communicating at work: What is going on? Boomers & Millennials?
    Excerpt: The Baby Boom (Boomers) and Millennial (Millennials) generations have a gap in values and beliefs about work practice in Corporate America, e.g., how to work and how to work together; a gap that causes conflict in the workplace.A 21st...