Category Archives: Business

All You Have to do is Ask

In my line of public relations work, I’ve learned that if you are persistent, and if you ask the question, and if you pick up the phone, you’ll get somewhere. It’s that easy. And I do think this can extrapolate … Continue reading »

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Do One Thing Well

When I travel, I catch up on all the magazines I’ve been meaning to read, and often you’ll hear the rrriiiipppp of a page tearing out so that I can keep it for future inspiration. Traveling to Israel, of course, … Continue reading »

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A Lesson on Inspired Leadership: LSSM CEO Mark Stutrud Departs

  Today I had lunch under a tent in the parking lot outside Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. The occasion: a fond farewell to LSSM CEO Mark Stutrud, who leaves to become CEO of LSS Illinois after this month. Hundreds … Continue reading »

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better

It took a year of pondering to realize that I didn’t want to grow my company BIG. I wanted to shrink it back to just what I can handle and hire freelancers to help. It’s a huge decision and a … Continue reading »

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What Work Is

We spent a week at the beach, had a weekend to unpack and do laundry and shop for food, and then boom – back to work for full days starting Monday. New employee bright and early. Wading through the mail … Continue reading »

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Being an Employer

Last night my husband told me about the many times he’s heard people sitting down with their boss just to vent. A good boss, he said, just listens and lets them get it out – and then redirects them to … Continue reading »

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What Does a Good Client Really Cost?

Last week I had an interesting experience with a new-to-me business. There’s a local tennis company that provides lessons in the town where I live, and both my daughter and I wanted to sign up this summer and get some … Continue reading »

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Free Tampons at Ross Business School

Yesterday, I spoke before the American Business Women’s Association, for their Leadership Day. My topic: Making a Living vs. Building a Life. The day-long seminar took place at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School. Three garbage cans lined the … Continue reading »

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Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County Women Build – What a great client

I spent this morning, from early-early-on until well after everyone else had arrived to work, at the site of a to-be-built home for a deserving couple. It was the groundbreaking for Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County’s Women Build 2014 … Continue reading »

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Happy at Work

Yesterday I had the delight to tour behind the scenes at Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery and Coffee Co. with my daughter and two of her friends as they prepare for their 5th grade exhibition, on food around the world. I’m no … Continue reading »

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