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Feb 21, 2020

When Tromping Through the Mud...Don't Forget to Look Up

Does it feel like you are tromping through the mud lately?  Life a little arduous?  Heavier lifting than usual?  One thing that helps me during times like that is to remember to look up.  Pause and look up.  And breathe.  Take a minute, as my friend Mary Ann often says.  When lists are long, and filled with items I may not always enjoy doing, and I am grinding them out, it…

Jan 10, 2020

Looking Back or Looking Forward?

2020 sunriseHappy New Year!  I hope you had a restful and enjoyable holiday.  

As you head into the new year (and decade) my question for you is:

"Are you Looking Back or Looking Forward?"

The podcast that I often listen to, 

Dec 06, 2019

Thankful or Grateful?

With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror and the upcoming exits of Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years quickly approaching, I just have one question for you this month.  And no, it's not "Are you ready?" (Because really, are we ever completely ready?)

My question for you is:
"Are you Thankful or Grateful?"

You may think that is difference without…

Oct 31, 2019

Never Tire of Doing What is Right

This past month, my Father, Fred Gruninger was inducted into the Rutgers University Athletics Hall of Fame.  Even though he played and coached sports at Rutgers, those weren't the main reasons for his induction.  His induction was primarily driven by his leadership and…

Sep 27, 2019

Thanks Summer Slowdown!

As summer fades to fall, I am grateful for the opportunity to have slowed down over the summer.  It wasn't a complete shutdown, as I had thought it would be (see June blog), but it was definitely a slow down.  I knew I needed it.  Largely because I needed time to recover from a very busy spring. …

Jul 31, 2019

Summer Leadership Series 3: I Don't Need Another Dog to Walk

It was great to hear about some of your plans for a Summer Shutdown. One of my favorites was:   "I'm 11 days away from my sabbatical and I already feel somewhat lighter...I put together/aligned my final deliverables...drove conversations about what I'll start up when I get back...I've even made a breakthrough with…

Jun 28, 2019

Summer Leadership Series 3: Summer Shutdown

Thanks for your feedback on last month's blog - Second Hand Smoke.  Here are a couple of comments to share with you:

 "A friend just released his book "Memoirs of a Guilty Bystander.' The title came from when he got mugged and while lying stunned under a streetlight a foursome playing…

May 31, 2019

Second Hand Smoke

I've always believed silence means consensus.  It means if I don't speak up, I concur with what is being said.  I have also always considered myself a person committed to standing up for others.  But recently I realized I missed a major opportunity to do so with a friend and former co-worker.  At the time, we were both working for a bully who was talented but led with fear and intimidation vs. inspiration. …

Apr 30, 2019

Waiting and Moving Forward

A short and sweet blog for this month on Waiting and Moving Forward.  

Waiting.  Easier said than done.  Especially when you have a vision.  A goal.  A desire of your heart.  I have been waiting for something, and this month it arrived!  On April 10 I became certified to lead the workshop, Women Moving Forward® after over 2 years of training. The third person ever certified to lead it. …

Mar 29, 2019

Don't Go It Alone

Growing up in New Jersey, my family had a great driveway for riding bicycles. It was great mainly because it was paved and fairly long. Not a mile long, but long enough to get some good speed going.  Many weekdays after school a group of us rode our bikes up and down that driveway.  The only problem was that I didn't ride very well, largely because I had to teach myself. So off I went. On my own.…