Celebrate Day 1

My baby turned 8 years old tomorrow, at 11:14am to be exact. There are many people who say that birthdays are for the people experiencing them – and they should be. It’s a celebration that you have made it another year, 365 days, one day at a time! And that is...

We need Positive Influencers who are Optimists

In an article recently published by The Leadership Quarterly titled: The Impact of leader emotion display frequency on follower performance: Leader surface acting and mean emotion display as boundary conditions  the researchers examined whether a relationship exists...

A Different Pledge of Allegiance

Every morning we have a dance party before school – or camp now since it’s summer. While my sons are only 6 and 8, they are introducing me to music I may not listen to (aka – music on the pop radio stations). But this morning, my sons introduced me...

Pebbles and Sand

This past Sunday, Maureen Dowd, as always didn’t disappoint. I enjoy reading her columns in the Sunday New York Times. Her piece this week, Hi-Ho, Lone Ranger can be summed up in two quotes: President Obama may be a lame duck, but his bolder side – the one...