By Rebecca Purdy, Deputy Director of Central Rappahannock Regional Library We’ve all had those eureka moments in the shower. We probably didn’t even realize we were thinking about anything in particular, and suddenly we had an idea! Over the course of the past year, however, I found I was regularly having eureka moments in […]
by Susan Coleman, Certified Maxwell Leadership Life Coach and Director of Volunteers and Community Outreach for Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center The challenges of everyday life are unpredictable whether at work or play. Just when we think we are past one situation a tsunami can hit us, and we are thrown back even farther than we […]
By Lynne Richardson, Dean, UMW College of Business We all know people who seem to have been born confident. They exude it from every pore! Others, however, don’t feel like they are worthy and pay attention to what others think to define their value.
by Lynne Richardson, Dean, UMW College of Business We are entering one of the most stressful times of the year. As women, many of us have more balls in the air than the men in our lives do. We work outside the home (well, we did before Covid!), we are the primary housekeepers at home, […]
Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction. – Unknown Recently I went to the beach to recharge myself. One beautiful morning I planted myself in my chair right on the edge of the ocean. I took notice of the waves crashing on the shore. It was beautiful and mesmerizing.
by Lynne Richardson, Dean, UMW College of Business I know many of us are feeling overwhelmed these days. We’re juggling work, virtual learning for our K-12 students, a personal life for ourselves, and so on. The stress is real.
By Rose Heyward, Senior Learning & Organizational Development Specialist at Mary Washington Healthcare Recently, I was in a virtual meeting with several leaders and a brave soul shared how they would appreciate tips on homeschooling while working from home. I could resonate with this request because I’ve personally been faced with this challenge.
By Ginni Mastin, President and Founder of Matern Staffing Going through the pandemic has been challenging for all, but especially for working mothers. Working mothers are juggling their professional responsibilities, personal obligations, and family life. With school systems going virtually some working mothers are weighing giving up careers to stay home with young children or […]
By Kimberly Young, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington. In the current COVID-19 workplace, leaders are working in virtual, and socially distant environments governed by new rules and requiring new skills. Regardless of the worksite conditions or video conferencing platform, the leaders who emerge successful will have to […]
By Devin Fedor, Director Learning & Organizational Development, Mary Washington Healthcare Living through a pandemic is a unique and potentially life-altering experience. Some have described it as a “new normal”. Others have asserted that it has led us to realize just how far our old way of living was from normal. As a mother and […]