Articles & Resources - Say YESS!

Lessons Learned From Murder, Protesting, and Rioting #JusticeForGeorge #336

Published on June 1, 2020 Written by

To say this past week has been challenging, disappointing, disruptive, saddening, scary, sickening, enraging, disgusting, and hopeless would be understated. If you’ve been reading along with the blogs, you know Minnesota is the epicenter of one more senseless murder of a black man from a group of white cops. Our communities across the US are burning during a global […]

Not Forever #335

Published on May 29, 2020 Written by

It’s a lot, overwhelmingly so these days. Sometimes, you have to throw in the flag, admit you’ve had it and quit.  Just for now or tonight, or just for today.   Not forever.  Because the world needs your voice, your message and your determination to stay the course; even when it’s difficult. No, especially then.   When others pass by with a […]

It Begins With Me #334

Published on May 28, 2020 Written by

Emotionally hijacked.   I’ve only had it happen a handful of times. Last night and tonight are two of them.   We must be better than we are. We must dig deep, past the anger, shame, denial and fear. We must find a way to learn and grow from the obscenity of this time in history.   It’s too easy to blame […]

Speak Up #333

Published on May 27, 2020 Written by

With a heavy heart, I am writing this blog. I have very few words as I’m overwhelmed by sadness, compassion, shock, disgust and horror at the death of George Floyd.   I was having a great day, doing what seemed to be meaningful work with our team for our company. We were grappling with the realities of C-19, […]

Creating A New Habit #332

Published on May 26, 2020 Written by

Rainy weather is synonymous with Memorial weekend in Minnesota. And this year had its soggy moments.  What I love about rain is that it inspires me to work. I truly enjoy nestling in when it’s rainy and creating. It frees me to stay focused, and when I’m not distracted by the many things calling me […]

You Can’t Get It Back #331

Published on May 25, 2020 Written by

8,760. That’s the number of hours you have in a year. 168 hours each week.  It doesn’t sound like a lot to me when you consider the number of hours you sleep, the time you spend in the car, getting ready for your day, and other mandatory functions like putting gas in your car, purchasing groceries […]

12 Questions You Need To Be Asking Right Now #330 (as a leader)

Published on May 22, 2020 Written by

If you’re not riding the myriad of emotions offered by Spring of 2020, you are the exception; be grateful. For most of us, we are responding and reacting to daily changes at different paces and measures depending on industry, geography, family circumstances, preparedness at home and with your business, financial security, and overall health. This list of […]

14 Questions You Should Be Asking Right Now #329 (for your business) 

Published on May 21, 2020 Written by

If you’re not riding the myriad of emotions offered by Spring of 2020, you are the exception, be grateful. For most of us, we are responding and reacting to daily changes at different paces and measures depending on industry, geography, family circumstances, preparedness at home and with your business, financial security, and overall health.   What kinds […]

An Acronym To Remember #328 

Published on May 20, 2020 Written by

LFAS, it’s not an acronym to use in a text.  This is an acronym Patrick Maloney, CEO from DS & B shared with another participant as an effective method for resolution with a customer. Personally, I believe it transcends customer service and would work in leadership, parenting, and life as well.   Listen. Take the time to fully understand the other person’s point of view. This means […]

We Can Learn A Lot From Trees #327 

Published on May 19, 2020 Written by

We can learn a lot from trees. When we think of strength, we often equate it to something like an oak tree. It’s been referenced as a tiny acorn growing into a “mighty oak” through many childhood stories.   When people build, they use oak because it is hard, sturdy and strong. They’d never consider using a soft wood for flooring when building something to last, it just won’t work.  Yet think about when it’s storming […]

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