By Susan Coleman, Director of Marketing & Communications for HCA Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center I love the saying, “This too shall pass.” It is an indicator that there is a season of change coming, and if I am in rough spot, it will not last forever. But what if I like where I am?
Enhancing Organization with Proper Planning
by Brittany McBride, CFP, Financial Advisor at Cary Street Partners Many years ago, I remember going shopping for school supplies in preparation for my first year in college at Mary Washington. One of the items I added to the cart was my very first day planner. I didn’t know at the time that I would […]
Set Your Bar High and Chase After It!
by Ginni Matern, President and Founder of Matern Staffing A New Year always encourages resolutions and new goals to obtain. By setting the bar high from the beginning you’ll ensure personal and professional growth, prepare your team (and peers) for success, and maximize opportunities. To help yourself in setting an elevated level of expectation, reflect […]
By Devin Fedor, Head of Organizational Design and Effectiveness at Great Minds December arrives with a whirlwind of emotions and activities. Some celebratory, some reflective, and some overwhelming. In between all the hustle and bustle, we often find ourselves longing for time to count our blessings, take stock of the months behind us, and prepare […]
Being There Even When It Is Hard
by Susan Spears, President and CEO, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce “Hi! How are you?” We say, politely, when we meet someone. Instinctively they respond, “I’m good! How are you?” When honestly on most days, nothing could be further from the truth. No matter what kind of day we are having, now is the time for […]
Write It Out
by Kimberly Young, Communications and Community Engagement Specialist, Caroline County Public Schools How do you feel about journaling? I have attempted it numerous times over the years because people talk about how great it is and I am a sucker for a beautiful journal! However, I found that if I read something I had written […]
Sharpen Your Edge
By Devin Fedor, AVP, HR Operations & Organizational Effectiveness at Mary Washington Healthcare Years ago, my husband gifted me a set of high-quality kitchen knives. The first time I used them, I could tell they were superior. The knives had a good weight, a sharp edge and cut any food with ease if I picked […]
Surviving The Curve Ball Of Life
by Stephanie Lyles, Director of Community Relations, Topside Federal Credit Union How to survive and thrive with the curve balls of life. Not sure about you, but life has not always gone the way I had planned.
The Mixing Bowl
by Kimberly Young, Associate Provost for Career and Workforce at UMW I was recently in a class where I was required to select an artifact that was representative of who I am as a leader. My artifact was an old mixing bowl that belonged to my great grandmother, my grandmother, and finally my great aunt […]
By Devin Fedor, Director Learning & Organizational Development at Mary Washington Healthcare Each year I select word or simple phrase to guide me through the next twelve months. This is not a resolution to lead me down a path of all or nothing thinking. Rather, it serves as a motivator, a reminder, a lens to […]