IN THE AGE OF THE PANDEMIC, STOP WORRYING, START LIVING

How do we manage the worries and anxieties of today?  The 2020 pandemic/economic crisis is challenging us in ways this generation has never seen before.  In an important and largely forgotten book, Dale Carnegie wrote in 1948, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living,” he gave an important list of practical ways to manage worry and […]

Planning for Tomorrow When Today is Scary

It’s pretty distracting to see new infections break records every day. It’s hard to imagine what it will be like in the future when today is pretty scary. Navigating the pandemic is like finding yourself beamed suddenly into a mysterious large city at nighfall with no street signs or lights with all the stores closed.  Talking heads […]

What I Say When I Talk to Myself

What do I say about “me” to “me?” I first learned how to think about myself from my West Texas relatives.  They taught me their view of how to act, react, interact, and reach conclusions.  My West Texas relatives were cotton farmers working land that looked like the Australian outback.   They had limited education, but were excellent […]

Rosie The Riveter–A Heroic Symbol Of The Greatest Generation

Who is the Rosie the Riveter of today’s Covid-19 pandemic crisis? Could it be you? Rosie the Riveter was a cultural icon of WWII (1939-1945), who was created as a composite of the spirit of the women of her day who made the war effort successful as she worked in aircraft assembly factories and shipyards, many […]

A GIFT TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM

FROM CAROL KALLENDORF, PhD: Founder, Delta Associates, Inc. A summa con laude graduate of Duke University, Carol has been a lifelong consultant in the field of human performance, enabling thousands of people to achieve a better career and life.  Carol has a renowned ability to align teams, create trust, and enable them to achieve goals […]

THE NEW NORMAL – HOW DO YOU FIT IN?

Robert Redfield, US CDC Director, recently stated grimly, “The Covid-19 virus has brought this nation to its knees.”  As a member clearly of the at risk population, I respectfully and strongly object to what the Center for Disease Control director says. Corona Virus neither has not or will not bring us to our knees.  Our […]

WHO AM I? — IN A WORLD OF CHAOS?

As countries reopen businesses across the world after so long in lockdown, it’s a little bit like reopening ourselves and our own personalities. How do we maintain a sense of personal identity in a world where we are asked to relinquish significant decision-making–like where physically to work, how to socialize, how near to stand to […]

From Parent To Teacher – Making Education Really Work

Lisa Taylor is President and CEO of the National WASP WII Museum.  She is an expert in home schooling, having home schooled her children who have gone on to graduate from major universities and are established professionals in three fields.  Lisa also has a master’s degree in education.  The principles of home schooling are invaluable […]

Lockdown Relived: What I Have Learned From Sheltering In Place

How did you learn that the world economy was suddenly locking down at lightning speed? How did you find out about “shelter in place?” What was your reaction when you saw restaurants and stores close down and streets emptying? What were you thinking?  How did you react? What’s the date?  When did it all begin? […]

Beyond Fast: Agility – the New Plan to Play to Win

Working remotely from home in a pandemic–with technology that doesn’t always work–can be tough.  It  can make  days that glom together seem like a long, never ending slog.  It can feel like rowing a kayak down a fast moving river through white rapids–with a broken broom stick.  It takes a new agility, moving into waters where […]