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For the Female Christian Leader

You deserve a great weekend boss-sister!  While you take some down time over the next couple of days, check out my two latest podcast episodes.  One is a gem of a leadership tip to help you achieve your goals and grow your influence.  The other one is a mini planning session to help you get ready for September and upcoming holiday – it may very…

Chronicles of the Corporate Mom // When Things Heat Up

I had left a job working for the number one automotive supplier in the world and a brand new pristine facility to go work for a company that had some serious problems and was in deep need of a turn around.  My husband thought I was crazy, but I love a good challenge. Even though at times it felt as if I had went backward…

The Chronicles of the Corporate Mom // Absenteeism Will Always Cost You Something

Absenteeism in any industry can be downright crippling.  According to a report cited by the Los Angeles Times, absenteeism can cost US businesses $84 Billion a year.  Many things make up one’s absenteeism – sickness, bereavement, depression, injuries and the occasional mental health break, to name a few. My plant was in the process of closing where I was the Human Resources Manager.  I was…

Chronicles of the Corporate Mom – Overcoming Both Professional & Personally Embarrassing Snafus!

I must say, I had never before had another professional scream at me until now.  I was on a conference call with other human resources managers and our two directors.  I was explaining an issue that I was having at my facility.  I had went into a long discourse trying to thoroughly describe the problem along with its implications for the company at large. As…

The Chronicles of the Corporate Mom – Getting Off to a Good Start

Happy New Year – I hope it has gotten off to a good start! Before my then seventh grader moved into eighth grade, I took the opportunity to challenge her to get rid of her rotating C. You know, that one that randomly rotates on a report card.  One semester it pops up in English and then next time, it shows up in Math.  Because…

Throwback Thursday // How to Celebrate a Santa-less Christmas

  It was the saddest Christmas I had ever known.  I was ten years old and had just learned that the beloved Santa Claus was not real.  I don’t know if ten years old is too old or too young to learn this, but in 1977 as an only child who was overly protected by her parents, this is when my parents chose to break…