Opportunity or Distraction?

Opportunity or Distraction?

Tracey Jones
All the glitters is not gold, and it is essential we learn to discern an opportunity from a distraction, so we don’t waste our precious time, talents, and talk.
The Abundance of Counselors

The Abundance of Counselors

Tracey Jones
This week I have the honor of addressing a group of emerging leaders. The topic is ‘Nuts and Bolts’ and why we need a network. When I was younger, I kept hearing about mentors, mentors, mentors. I have had countless individuals pour into me throughout the years, but when I hit my 30’s and 40’s, I figured I was a big girl now and could do it on my own. So of course, that's what I did. After all, isn't adversity and mistakes all part of the process? Well, the correct answer is yes, and no.
When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide

Tracey Jones
Much of what living a tremendous life involves is deconstructing what is and reconstructing it to what can be. Life is like a jigsaw puzzle where you get to create the picture on the box as you go. There’s a timeless tension between where we are right now and where we want to be in the future. If there's one thing I've learned it's that intentionality trumps capability. There is no use in saying, "I can," unless you follow it up with an, “I will.” 
Putting the Spec in Perspective

Putting the Spec in Perspective

Tracey Jones
Change is hard. Change is good. Change is death. Change is life. As the singular purpose for us to be alive is to evolve, why do we have such an ...
It's Getting Chilly! <BR> Better Add an Extra Layer...to Your Education

It's Getting Chilly!
Better Add an Extra Layer...to Your Education

Tracey Jones
I just finished my last cohort seminar before I enter into the final phase of the completion of my doctoral degree. This past week I had the privil...
The Art of Ending - 5 Tips for Pruning the Weeds Out of Your Professional Life

The Art of Ending - 5 Tips for Pruning the Weeds Out of Your Professional Life

Tracey Jones
With the changing of the leaves comes the perfect opportunity to make some other necessary changes. We often think of pruning as it pertains to the...
Keeping the Leadership Light Burning Bright: Tips for Inner Inspiration & Motivation

Keeping the Leadership Light Burning Bright: Tips for Inner Inspiration & Motivation

Tracey Jones
My doctoral classes are back in full swing and one of my classes is Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice. One of our texts is Parker Palmer’s...
What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Tracey C. Jones

What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Tracey C. Jones

Tracey Jones
This week, millions of youngsters are heading back to school. One of the highlights of this rite of passage is the chance to relay to your teacher ...
Followership First

Followership First

Tracey Jones
Followership is not a dirty word. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful words in our language. Followership is not about being a second rate or ...
butterfly leadership

Butterfly Leadership

Tracey Jones
Believe it or not, leaders morph just like the rest of us. They evolve with every decision, opportunity, or crisis. Many leadership books state tha...

“Victory is Mine!” Sayeth the Leader

Denise Griffitts
Success is defined as a triumphant struggle against difficulty. If that doesn’t describe leadership I don’t know what does. People don’t like to ch...

complaining won't fill your till

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As a writer, publisher, and book purveyor, I always read literary news with great interest. I’ve been in the military, high tech, and government co...

the space between

5
The space between your ears defines the space between the words. Do you see your present existence as “opportunities nowhere” or as “opportunities...

wipe that smile off your face, jack

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Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, especially orange. Our office has a spritely ceramic jack-o'-lantern on the counter. A guest r...

and now for something completely different......you!!!!

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Coming back home to live after 28 years away gave me an interesting perspective. I can remember pulling onto the Carlisle Pike in Carlisle, Pennsyl...

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