The Borg

OK. I'll admit it. I am a Trekker! And I do mean an old school fan: A James Tiberius Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy kind of fan. The original Star Trek television show, while not infused with complex or even meaningful plot lines, evokes within me a warm memory of family time. Being the … Continue reading The Borg

Finding Self Esteem

Twenty-Twenty-One. New year. New adventures. New opportunities for Development and Growth. At 59, I decided to complete my life circle and retire from executive leadership to return to my first love and true calling: working with traumatized individuals. I opened up my private therapy practice, called Willow Tree Family Counseling. I wanted to work with … Continue reading Finding Self Esteem

Adapting to Change

A few weeks ago, I started a series on Leadership. Initially focusing on poor leadership (the traits that lead to staff turnover and dissatisfaction); I then began to highlight positive Leadership Styles. Servant Leadership (instrumental in staff loyalty, cohesiveness and productivity) became the first highlighted style. This week, continuing the theme on Positive Leadership Types, … Continue reading Adapting to Change

Being Aware

You know the old adage often used when describing a person hiding from the truth? You might call them an ostrich. Because we all know that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when faced with danger. Right? Wrong! Actually, that is a big old myth. Ostriches don't actually bury their heads in the sand … Continue reading Being Aware

Learning to Lead

The raven haired five year old sat defiantly, arms crossed tightly across her chest, as she spied her mother coming through the office door. Alone in the elementary school nurse's office, she knew there would be trouble, but refused to dismiss her self-righteous anger. However, when she met the concerned gaze of her mother, the … Continue reading Learning to Lead