Category Archives: Lessons Learned

No electricity again? Really?

I live in Connecticut. For the second time in three months my town has been hit by a devastating storm that has virtually cut off all of the electricity in the area. There are trees and wires down everywhere, and … Continue reading

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Do you follow the rules?

Do you follow the rules? I always thought I was a moderate rule follower. I was a good kid, never really got into any trouble, and did well in school, progressed through my undergraduate and graduate studies. Got jobs, got … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care If It Is God Calling You…

I don’t care if it is God calling you, cell phone usage is not permitted at work. These are the exact words I used in a discussion with an employee about her inappropriate use of her cellphone while she was … Continue reading

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You know you’re not a morning person when…

You know you are not a morning person when… you brush your teeth with soap. I had an early meeting this morning – well, early for me. I had to be awake, dressed, and coherent by 9:15 a.m. For most … Continue reading

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A Strong Work Ethic: Does It Still Exist?

What is your work ethic? Is it me, or are people just not getting what it means to have one? As an employer of a business with nearly 50 employees I find that my older or more “mature” employees have … Continue reading

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First Impressions Count: College Admissions and Job Interviews

Look at someone you don’t know. Now quickly look away. Who was the person that you looked at? What assumptions did you come to after a brief glance? Did you notice what they were wearing: the color or style of … Continue reading

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Who is listening to you?

I didn’t know anyone was listening to us. We had just left a Thai restaurant after enjoying a movie and dinner with friends. We were the last ones in the restaurant and felt obligated to leave and allow the staff … Continue reading

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