What I Know About Being Unemployed


  Hindsight is 20-20, right?  If I knew when I was unemployed, what I know now about being unemployed, I might have enjoyed the time off a bit more. A colleague of mine was recently, and quite unceremoniously, laid off from her job after a 37-year run.  Yes, 37 years with the same organization; moving … Continue reading What I Know About Being Unemployed

Yeimy, Not Famous–But May Be Some Day


If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why? Today we had a going away party for one of our staff.  She's going on to bigger and better things, for her.  We however, will miss her...terribly!  For 13 years this amazing lady has worked for our agency in several … Continue reading Yeimy, Not Famous–But May Be Some Day

I Double-Dog Dare You


Been a tough week filled with federal reviewers checking out our Head Start program.  Lots of stress and tension, every day--all day.  It will all be over by the end of the day on Thursday.   Today, my team showed off their best work, and it was more than enough to make a great impression on … Continue reading I Double-Dog Dare You

Showdown at Big Sky (If You Can’t Say Something Nice…)


How do you handle conflict? Boldly and directly? Or, do you prefer a more subtle approach? I'm not a fan of conflict, never have been, never really will be. I understand that conflict can create unique opportunities for growth, forging new relationships, finding the rainbow on the other side (read: yadda, yadda, yadda). But frankly, … Continue reading Showdown at Big Sky (If You Can’t Say Something Nice…)

There Is Always Something…


  This  was one busy week and the only thing that will make me happier than sitting here writing my blog, is a little bowl of ice cream when I'm done!  But before I can dig into my low-fat Turkey Hill moose tracks, there is someone to thank. While there were meetings to attend, memos … Continue reading There Is Always Something…

To Be A Good Listener


Starting a new job is never as easy as we hope. Research says it can take six months to a year to really get to know the technical part of a job, the people part...that can take a bit longer. I was asked this week to help out two of my colleagues who are having … Continue reading To Be A Good Listener

Do What You Love


A couple of months ago I started a new job; same place different responsibilities. The staff that's new to me is amazing. They are smart and talented, and patient...very patient with me as I learn the in's and out's of daily life in the Human Resources world. Intuitively, I've got it going on when it … Continue reading Do What You Love