Learning Instead of Lingering

Learning Instead of Lingering

A business friend and I get together every month or so to talk shop. As I drove to our usual meeting spot, I noticed that my attitude towards our meeting was lacking enthusiasm. I had a bit of dread thinking about the next 60-90 minutes, so I paused to reflect on what...
Time in Nature

Time in Nature

Thanks to a couple of team member’s ideas, we recently held a “yoga in the park” event and met for a volunteer activity at a local lake to haul and spread mulch on the paths. During our yoga session, we got a unique perspective, laying on our backs and seeing the...
The Line

The Line

At a recent board meeting of a not-for-profit, we discussed privilege, luck and fortune. I was reminded of a video I’ve seen where the players on a high school football team were lined up on the goal line when their coach prompted: “Move to the 10-yard line if you...
Evolving

Evolving

Twenty years ago, a door opened. It was April of 2002 when I met our founder and my future business partner, Nyles Ayers, who took a chance on a me. I could feel the positive energy exuding from him as he told people he had a “hired a woman” to run the business. He...
Never Be Done Baking

Never Be Done Baking

Our fiscal year starts each September 1. A few months before the start of the year, department leaders begin to work on their 12-month plan and then we complete our budget. We are an EOS Traction shop which means we follow a process that requires discipline and...