Should You Set Boundaries?

“You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce.” ― Tony Gaskins

What are your thoughts on this? Share it with us! 🙂



Can Words Really Kill You?

“Words have the power to kill the soul, wound the heart and destroy relationships.” – Tanya Radic

Do you agree or disagree, and why? Share your thoughts!


Leadership Skills that Rebuild Communities

An excellent blog post about how leaders inspire others during terrible times. Happy reading, folks! 🙂

The 16%

The wind that famously sweeps down the plain can quickly become a violent vortex leveling everything in its path … homes, schools, entire communities. Oklahoma local government leaders are experts on storm recovery.

A couple of years ago when I was the Executive Director for the City Management Association of Oklahoma, I wanted to host an informational panel discussion at one of our quarterly meetings and invite managers who had been through the worst of the storms to participate. Other conferences focused on the administrative or technical aspects of storm recovery. I wanted to hear about the leadership skills that these managers drew on to restore the confidence of their community and heal its spirit after such devastation.

Our panel included managers who had been through severe weather events that left death and extreme destruction in their wake. This experienced panel had walked through the fire and some of their…

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Keeping Promises (Effective Communication)

It’s tough to keep our promises to others, however it’s still a pursuit worth pursuing in the name of integrity and clear communication. I enjoyed this read, and I hope you do too! 🙂

Journey From the boat

PromiseFor a few months, I was told that something was going to happen.  The word promise was not mentioned and yet, the word of assurance was implied.  Holding on to the “promise”, time ticked closer to an expected fulfillment of direction.  I contemplated and wondered what might be depending on whatever scenario was provided.  I was excited, nervous, and wondering what might be.  How were things going to work out?!

Just a couple of days before the anticipated event, I received news that the decision was not going to happen and the timeline was delayed.  I knew I wasn’t in control and it was almost as if I had expected this particular answer.  Here’s what happened next: thoughts raced through my mind on whether or not I had made promises either by using the words “I promise” or whether this phrase was implied.  Thoughts of implying either in the workplace or…

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How Can Traveling Soothe Your Stressed Soul?

Have you ever felt so drained out, that it becomes very difficult to focus on important tasks with a positive mindset? You’re not alone in this, as your brain’s telling you that the risk of burning out is on its way.

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Why being spontaneous at work is a good thing

A quick read on how spontaneity helps to develop an excellent working culture. Thank you, Fortune! 🙂


MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you build a strong team? is written by Renae Scott, CMO of Togo’s Eateries.

Building a strong team is difficult because having a vision and using it are two different things. Most companies have a fancy mission statement posted on their website, but it’s directed at customers, not employees. In fact, Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace survey found that just 41%of American workers know what their company stands for and what makes its brand different from competitors.

Some leaders accept that employees will feel like ‘cogs in the machine’. That’s a nauseating thought and a recipe for weak teams. A strong team is one that works cohesively inside and outside its function, purifies itself of politics, and fosters trust. To build one…

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Beauty ≠ Perfection

An interesting read about accepting your inner beauty as a person, and how hard it actually is to let go of the tools we use to mask ourselves. Explore! 🙂


True beauty does not come from an outward appearance. We all know that the youthful skin fades, hair becomes brittle, and the skin starts to sag. Even yet, one of the most beautiful humans I have ever met 

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How To Deal with Opinions You Don’t Agree On

We live in a world where it’s incredibly important to connect with many people and socialise with them. This isn’t only for the sake of having drinks with buddies or trying to get a date. It’s also for career advacements, expanding business networks and many more. However in any social situation there will be shared opinions that are hard to accept, whether their intentions are good or bad.

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3 Ways Romance Can Make You a Better Person

A lot of us tend to regret on romantic relationships gone wrong, and treat them as major lessons in life. Along the way we may continue to meet romantic partners, and eventually settle with one for the rest of our lives. Despite the potential rewards, achieving that usually comes from numerous disappointments at first.

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