It's Not Rude to Be Shrewd

It's Not Rude to Be Shrewd

Tracey Jones
My father, the late, great, book evangelist Charlie "Tremendous" Jones declared the more books he gave away, the richer he became. It seems like quite the paradox in today's cutthroat world of take or be taken. Was my father a sucker? Absolutely not. He was embodied by a great word we tend to look upon with disdain; he was shrewd... read more
Excited or Entrenched

Excited or Entrenched

Tracey Jones
The landscape of our lives is constantly changing which wreaks a great deal of havoc on humans who would often rather die than change. We lose relationships and our health, we miss once in a lifetime and repeated opportunities, yet we continue to blame everyone but ourselves.
Lead Like a Tree

Lead Like a Tree

Tracey Jones

As leaders, we wear many hats. We are optimists, encouragers, ethicists, decision-makers, saviors, and sense-makers. So just like the mighty forests, we must do the same for ourselves and our organization. We need to be intentional about who we allow in our forest. After all, you cannot get it right without the right people. We need to stay nourished as well because leading others, although incredibly uplifting, can also be unbelievably draining. We must deal with bureaucracies, laws, budgets, attitudes, and global issues. To stay above the fray, we need to make sure our roots go deep; so deep that when the winds of change or fires of crisis come into our forest, we can not only survive, but thrive.

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.” 
Open Wide and Say, “Ah-ha!”

Open Wide and Say, “Ah-ha!”

Tracey Jones
I am in a constant state of regeneration because of the people I meet and the books I read. The past 24-hours were no exception! Life's lessons abo...
May the 4th Be With You, Everyday

May the 4th Be With You, Everyday

Tracey Jones
This past week marked May the 4th. Star Wars aficionados rejoiced around the world with memes, messages, and salutations uttering those famous wor...
Limitations or DElimitations? What's Holding You Back?

Limitations or DElimitations? What's Holding You Back?

Tracey Jones
 Last week, I completed my final doctoral seminar, Empirical Research III. We covered everything from research questions and methodologies to codi...

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