Can You Eat the Elephant in the Room One Bite at a Time?

Can You Eat the Elephant in the Room One Bite at a Time?

Tracey Jones
I recently conducted strategic planning for several organizations. We completed a lively SWOT analysis to get the creative juices flowing. For those of you that have never done one of these exercises, they are great a simple, yet powerful tool to help you develop your strategy. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
The Reactive Leader

The Reactive Leader

Tracey Jones

Those of us that have been in leadership for any amount of time has probably been called reactive at one time or another. This reality struck me again as the result of a conversation I had with a colleague regarding some changes their boss was implementing.


All organizations are in a constant state of flux. If yours is not, you may be out of business in the next three to five years (if not sooner). 

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.
Nothing Works….Unless You Work It

Nothing Works….Unless You Work It

Tracey Jones
One of Charlie “Tremendous” Jones’ most famous quotes was, “Nothing Works!”. You can watch it here or you can listen, read, or watch his full spee...

I need a seriously uplifting transfusion

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I may be tired of being happy, but I am tired nonetheless. I am tired emotionally because I am dealing with a sister and a dog who are both battlin...

What’s your DISC?

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The DISC is a popular and effective personality-profiling tool commonly used to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication. The letters ...

please stop praying for me, i need all the problems i can get!

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My father, Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, liked to shock people who asked him to pray for their problems. He would bow his head with them and pray tha...

more human than human

Denise Griffitts
I’ve gone through some tough times in my life, every single stressor imaginable: death, divorce, war, moving; I’ve been served, sued, betrayed, dum...

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