Cultural Insight: Reflections a Year After January 6th

I remember growing up, my parents often talked about how there were certain events in their life that they would always remember.  The event itself, as well as where they were and what they were doing when it happened.  For them, two primary events were JFK’s assassination and the landing on the moon.  Both wereContinue reading “Cultural Insight: Reflections a Year After January 6th”

Be a Light: The Difference Proactive Communication Makes

This morning made me think about how important proactive communication is on so many levels.  The example is rather simple, but I think the intent and potential is very powerful. This morning, my daughter forgot her backpack.  I drive her a short distance from our house to a group bus stop.  The bus then takesContinue reading “Be a Light: The Difference Proactive Communication Makes”

Saying Goodbye to Perfection Through Quilting

At some point around junior high, I stopped doing something that I really enjoyed… crafting and creating.  I had been told at enough times by then, particularly in art class, that I didn’t have enough talent and wasn’t good enough at it.   Something that brought me great joy pretty much stopped.  I did stillContinue reading “Saying Goodbye to Perfection Through Quilting”

The First Time I Took a Group to Miki Island

There has to be a first time for everything, right?   At least to learn and grow, make progress, and move forward, which are all very important values for me. I have been working with team-building in some form for more than twenty years now.  For several years as part of building CEVT’s Connected CarContinue reading “The First Time I Took a Group to Miki Island”

Same or Different?

In several recent circumstances, I have engaged in somewhat tough discussions about whether humans are the same or different.  In all cases, the other participant argued that by focusing, discussing or teaching differences leads to stereotyping or putting people in boxes.  And that humans are all the same.  There are no differences between us. Yes,Continue reading “Same or Different?”

Car Talk: The Importance of a Job Well Done

This morning, I had the chance to reflect on a part of the car that I have really not thought much about: the interior lights. I’m not very proud of it, because in my last role, part of my team worked with interior lights. I regrettably didn’t dig very much into it, focusing on whatContinue reading “Car Talk: The Importance of a Job Well Done”