This week…

This week…

This week, after I helped the kids on the school bus, the temperature already was 99 degrees at 8:12am.  Yikes!, I knew the temperature would soar that day.  Later, I found myself at the store in 116 degree, intense sun, weather, trolling the parking lot not for the...

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The Long Sidewalk to the Last Building

The Long Sidewalk to the Last Building

The temperature today was hot, 114 degrees, as I walked down the sidewalk to “Meet the Teacher.”  School starts tomorrow and my six youngest head off to 4th and 5th grade tomorrow morning.  Kids and parents talked with excitement, toddlers running ahead and the sound...

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How to be Recognized

How to be Recognized

This blog post is part of the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted July 6, 2012. Sitting around the dinner table in the evenings is a perfect time for practicing relationship and developing the art of conversation. My dad used to tell my...

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How to recognize talent: A few tidbits to consider

How to recognize talent: A few tidbits to consider

This blog post is part of the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted June 1, 2012. Photo by Andre Nantel Recognizing talent in credit unions is an easy thing to do. The CUES Next Top Credit Union Executive competition is a chance for every...

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Shifting to a Practice of Creativity and Innovation in 2012

Personal Reflection Moving toward the completion of 2011, I am reflecting on the commitment and hard work I witnessed throughout the year. The past few years have been a struggle and challenge which produced a sense of hyper-alertness. With so many of us in a constant...

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I Am What I Practice

Over the past weeks, I have been self-evaluating how I take care of myself, when my actions are on remote control and what I do without thought or commitment.  We all have those times in our lives; the days when we move through actions without feeling life or energy,...

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Useless Directions

Useless Directions

I travel a lot. I am so grateful of GPS units and when someone else volunteers to drive and my responsibility is merely to navigate. Jennifer was driving one day in greater Los Angeles and I was dutifully calling out the directions from the GPS unit so she could...

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On the Edge

I arrived at the Grand Canyon the afternoon before my planned one-day down and up of the Canyon. It’s a 17-mile down and up, a mile deep, so that means two miles down and up of elevation. The Canyon is opposite of most of my training, where you climb down first and...

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How to recognize talent: A few tidbits to consider

Making Choices About the Episodes in your Life

Our world, according to Barnett Pearce (2007) is made of episodes. A conversation is an episode, sending an email is an episode and kissing my children goodbye in the morning is an episode. Each episode has a beginning and end. Kissing my children is more than the act...

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