The Meaning of GROWTH

The Meaning of GROWTH

At a recent company meeting, we shared and discussed our short- and long-term goals, our vision and mission. It’s so important to make sure everyone knows where we are going as a company. There are hundreds of business books out there and all the good ones...
A Gap Year On Scholarship

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...

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....
Happy New Year (In September)

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...
Planning For Summer

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...