Monday Morning Motivation

“Why is it that we understand playing the cello will require work, but we attribute writing to the magic of inspiration?”

― Ann Patchett Ann Patchett is my absolute favorite fiction writer!!! I have read some of her non-fiction work as well and she has inspired me to keep going in this new venture of writing. This quote reminded me of my decision to learn how to play the piano and acceptance that I would not… Continue reading “Why is it that we understand playing the cello will require work, but we attribute writing to the magic of inspiration?”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

Peter Drucker When I started in business several decades ago, Mr. Drucker was my first professor. He was the mind behind the terms front office/back office, decentralization, knowledge worker and the employee as an asset. I read and studied most of what he wrote and taught. Peter Drucker was inducted (after his death) into the… Continue reading “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“I suppose it is tempting if the only tool you have is a hammer to treat everything as it if were a nail.”

Abraham Maslow We have this wonderful program at P&G that happens every 3 - 4 months. It is called Personal Development Day when essentially every meeting and other obligation gets set aside and everyone works on developing their skills. And by everyone, I mean everyone. The program started first in Purchases and quickly spread across… Continue reading “I suppose it is tempting if the only tool you have is a hammer to treat everything as it if were a nail.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. ” 

"In my daughter's eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. But the truth is plain to see; she was sent to rescue me. I see who I want to be, in my daughter's eyes." Martina McBride This week, my daughter turns 21. She is a beautiful accomplished… Continue reading “In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. ”