A Gap Year On Scholarship

This month is National Scholarship Month so I thought I’d put a little spin on the ‘Gap Year’ concept and how to treat it as you might treat winning a scholarship. I have three teenagers – ages 14, 16 and 18 – and a lot of the conversation these days is about colleges, majors and […]

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Focus on Women in Leadership

ISTS President and CEO Becky Sharpe was recently featured in the Nashville Business Journal‘s “Focus on Women in Leadership.” Check out her take on the #BanBossy campaign below and see the complete issue here.  

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Happy New Year (In September)

This past week at a meeting with my executive team, one member said a really cool thing: “This weekend is our company’s New Year’s Eve.” Yep, our fiscal or budget year runs September 1 through August 31. Given the timing of Labor Day this year, our first day of the new year will be Tuesday, […]

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Eavesdropping, Earbuds – and the Positive Impact of Nosiness (Part. 2)

Missed Part. 1? Read it here. Ah – yes. I remember this phase of my late grandmother’s life as the early stages of what would become full blown Alzheimer’s slowly took over. She would answer the phone and forget what she was doing on the way to tell my Grandfather he had a call. She […]

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Eavesdropping, Earbuds – and the Positive Impact of Nosiness (Part. 1)

On my way home from a recent business trip, I found myself listening in to a fellow passenger’s conversation while lingering in the ‘C’ line (the result of forgetting to check in early for my Southwest flight to from O’Hare to Dulles). I had left my earbuds at home, so my entertainment was the real […]

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Planning For Summer

*As featured in the May 2014 issue of ScholarUp* Free at last! After months of studying, eating cafeteria lunches and passing notes, the unstructured bliss of summer is finally upon us. While the season is the ideal time to recharge your batteries (and maybe get a little sun), a well-executed plan can transform a relaxing summer […]

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