A good work environment starts at the top.

Earn the respect of your staff by employing some simple workplace strategies. The following are thoughts for business leaders to consider in their own work environments. #1 Protect your people. Your people need to feel (and know) that you have their back. Understanding that the ultimate goal is to create an efficient and profitable work…
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There’s not one time of year for a Warm Fuzzy

Nearly every summer since I was 14, I’ve attended Leadership Camp at Camp Lee Canyon. I started as a participant and moved on to become youth staff, a trainer, an assistant camp director and adult staff. During those years one thing has remained constant – the Warm Fuzzy Board. Long before e-mail, text messages and…
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Murphy’s Law: “If anything can go wrong, it will”

Weddings are a perfect example of Murphy’s Law: “If anything can go wrong, it will” During the last year, I’ve been an active participant and friend to two wedding parties. Other than the month they occurred and a couple minor details, the one thing they had in common was Murphy’s Law: “If anything can go…
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When life gives you lemons, sell lemonade

When I was a kid, I had this great lemonade stand. Built by my dad, it was wooden, with a counter, shelves and an area for storage. The most important part to my 8-year-old self was it was painted yellow with orange flowers and had “Lemonade 10¢” scrawled in my mom’s pristine handwriting on a…
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