Monday Morning Motivation

“That’s one of the things books do. They help us talk.

But they also give us something we all can talk about when we don’t want to talk about ourselves.” Will Schwalbe: The End of Your Life Book Club I picked up this book when I was thinking of joining a book club in my neighborhood. I love books so much and was concerned that the… Continue reading “That’s one of the things books do. They help us talk.

Monday Morning Motivation

” There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the heart.”

-Washington Irving My son, Christopher, turns 24 this week. My earliest memory of our relationship was when we were getting ready to leave the hospital after his birth. I had this incredible feeling of intense anquish; at that moment, I knew that he would leave me someday. This little person whom I fell in love… Continue reading ” There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the heart.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Again it might have been the American tendency in travel. One goes, not so much to see but to tell afterward. “

John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley I recently reread this book and liked it much more than I can remember liking it as a High School summer reading requirement. Perhaps because there was no essay required when I finished? Travel exposes one to things unknown. And, for that reason, I don't think it is so bad… Continue reading “Again it might have been the American tendency in travel. One goes, not so much to see but to tell afterward. “

Monday Morning Motivation

I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.

-Voltaire I was recently on an extended family vacation - the whole MacDermott Clan went to Disney World to celebrate the birthday of my mom who turned 80. Now, here is someone who has decided to be happy every day! My mother's life has been filled with all sorts of ups and downs and she… Continue reading I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.

Services Procurement

How to Build Heart Equity and Become the Business MVP

I had lunch with colleague who retired from P&G about 18 months ago. I was interviewing him for my book and planned to focus on his leadership in the early days of P&G’s relationship with HP. Back in 2003, P&G outsourced IT, HR and Facility Services to HP, IBM and JLL. My friend took the… Continue reading How to Build Heart Equity and Become the Business MVP