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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What Does Corporate Culture Mean To You?

ISTS President and CEO Becky Sharpe recently served as a panelist for a discussion on corporate culture sponsored by Nashville IT company bytes of knowledge. The free event, moderated by author Joe Calloway and open to the public, invited the panel of high-profile Nashville entrepreneurs to share their approach to building a strong corporate culture [...]

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A Big Impact

In 2013 alone, more than 1,600 children in Middle Tennessee received one-on-one support from a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee mentor – one such mentor is ISTS President and CEO Becky Sharpe. Since 2007, Sharpe has actively supported BBBS of Middle Tennessee by serving as a Big Sister to children within the organization. [...]

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