Larry the Cucumber & Bob the Tomato (Photo Credit: Veggietales.com) As mother of a toddler, my car isn't immune to the tyranny...er, delight, of children's music. Laurie Berkner? Yep! Putumayo African Lullabies? On deck! Last week, my daughter and I were bumping Veggie Tales, fun songs with a [...]
Being a leader requires ingenuity, vision and courage! Summon the courage to blaze a new trail in February! What new footprints will you create this month? Please leave a comment below!
Like the nation (and soon, the world), we’ve got Star Wars fever over here at URG! I haven’t seen the newest one just yet (so no spoilers in the comments!), but have binge-watched the classic episodes to get up-to-speed. Besides Darth Vader’s legendary asthmatic wheeze, much of the franchise’s lore is built around this concept of the “Force”. Obi Wan Kenobi speaks of it; galactic swashbuckler Han Solo questions it. But what is it? […]
Which type of person are you? Success as a leader of your own company or in a nonprofit organization requires strategy, action and diligence. in 2016, don't dream, do! Happy New Year!
It should be no secret that I love to plan. I earned a master’s degree in planning. I think in terms of logic models and grids. I even planned my daughter’s birth around the narrow window between two semesters (Ok, I can’t take all the credit for that one -- God [...]
Leaders need effective tools to get the job done, whether the job is charitable work or making sure your shelves are stocked for Black Friday. In the early stages of a business when capital is in supply, low- and no-cost tools are especially useful to manage your operations or capture all [...]
Courtesy of Scotty Grandy (Instagram) Ah, the highs and lows of entrepreneurship! Leading your own enterprise comes with various challenges and opportunities and the need for a significant amount of mental fortitude! This picture sums it up perfectly! I've come across a few ways to steady the rollercoaster ever [...]
I was happy to purchase a professional development course from a woman-owned small business!! Which small businesses did you patronize? There are more opportunities to support small, local businesses every day! Let's renew our commitment to boosting the visibility and profit of small businesses!
Entrepreneurship takes guts, discipline, and drive! For many women entrepreneurs worldwide, add to that the demands of a partner, children, overflowing laundry basket, crop-harvesting, grocery store run, lugging water, and oh yea, that small issue of the world being tilted toward men! Before we succumb to despair, James Brown gives [...]
I have a two-year old daughter. You know what that means: Overwhelming cuteness balanced with wanting white foods exclusively on most days, potty training and a litany of nos. Along with this, I also have the delight of reliving my childhood experiences with fresh eyes, as my sweet girl learns and explores life for the first time. My daughter has recently taken to Sesame Street and what a Pandora’s Box of emotion her newfound interest has opened for me! For many, myself included, Sesame Street connotes many wonderful memories and feelings — joy, happiness, curiosity, love of learning and of course, ABCs and 123s. […]