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June 5, 2014

Knowledge Hoarders vs. Knowledge Sharers

There is nothing better than a little satirical office humor to get you through the workday – especially if it pokes fun at mismanaged offices and hard-to-work-with employees.

The other day I stumbled upon a classic Dilbert comic that made me laugh and think, “the more things change the more they stay the same.” It has been nearly a decade since Scott Adams released this comedic nugget; unfortunately for us, not much has changed.


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February 7, 2014

Why not mentor?

Regardless of which team you rooted for during last weekend’s Super Bowl, hopefully you have heard, and loved, the message that came from Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson.

“Why not us?”

Throughout the year he mentally prepared his team for the big game using a quote – “you have the ability so why not you?” – which he borrowed from his late father and mentor.  This “why not us” battle cry inspired his team. It reminded them of their strengths and abilities. It helped them persevere and win.

Watching Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ story unfold I thought about the impact role models and mentors have on our lives.  For many of us, it starts with our parents and guardians, who shape and mold us into good, productive adults based on their experiences and life lessons.

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