If you see a peer messing up, it can be hard to know what to do.
I don’t know about you, but I find the political ads on television these days refreshing. At least we have something to look at beside ads for ambulance-chasing lawyers. (I try to find the silver lining in every cloud.)
I was grabbing a couple of sausage biscuits, and witnessed a couple of old codgers arguing over their coffee. One was a bit on the heavy side, with wild hair and a loud voice. The other was silver-haired, more soft-spoken, and would occasionally seem to lose his train of thought.
Imagine spending all day staring at someone yammer on about something irrelevant, boring and difficult. Now imagine doing it on Zoom. I’m not talking about your job; I’m talking about the way our kids are experiencing school.
There seems to be no shortage of bad news about Coronavirus. Rising “case rates,” localized “spikes” and the latest “hot spots” are breathlessly reported in the mainstream media on a daily basis.
I made it through the summer of COVID-19 – though I’m thankful that neither I nor any of my family have contracted the novel coronavirus.
A pandemic, an economic downturn and a reassessment of what really matters to us is resulting in a massive shifting of careers. Many are using this pandemic as an opportunity to pivot industries, learn new skills, or even start a business.
Blanche Dubois’s famous line, from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” has long struck me as poignant: “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
The city of Lawrenceville first announced its desire to sell its Water Distribution System to Gwinnett County last month. Both the City Council and Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners officially approved the transaction to become effective Dec. 1. As a side note, the city sold its sewer s…
When Nike launched its “Just Do It” campaign in 1988, no one had any idea what would become of such a simple phrase. In just 10 years, the company’s worldwide sales skyrocketed from $800 million to more than $9 billion, annually. Three words was all it took to make the difference of a lifetime.
Organizations are filled with untapped potential, undermined by the thousands of small slights that erode the confidence of anyone who doesn’t “fit in.” This is costly to everyone because when people aren’t confident, they’re not fully present and they don’t contribute as well as they could.
Why does it seem like the great “COVID Divide” runs more or less along ideological lines? Generally speaking, conservatives want to fully reopen the economy, send kids back to school, and shuck the face coverings, while “progressives” call for endless lockdowns, “digital learning” and mask m…
Remember the Tina Turner hit, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” In the lyrics, love is referred to as a “second-hand emotion.” That song popped into my head as I watch what is happening to our country.
If you watched last week's virtual Democratic convention, you heard about an America with which you might not be familiar. Speaker after speaker portrayed America as a failing nation full of misery, poverty and angst that only they can make better.
More than 100,000 US small businesses have shuttered since the onset of the pandemic in March. As the threat of more closures piles on, we’re becoming more conscious of our spending habits. Many of us, including me, are asking: How can I support small and local business owners?
We Americans do love us some experts. Utterly fixated on credentials, we appear to believe that degrees and titles confer almost magical powers. If you want to win an argument — any argument, on any topic — just lead with “Well, the experts say….”
In a new book about her grandfather, Dwight D, Eisenhower, titled "How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions," Susan Eisenhower writes admiringly about Ike's pursuit of what she calls "the middle way."
You longtime loyalists (and you know who you are) will remember the exploits of Sheila the Family Wonderdog in this space. You will also recall that Shelia went to Doggie Heaven a few years back where she now enjoys swapping yarns with her pals Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Old Yeller and chasing squirrels into eternity.
Anything that reduces tensions in the Middle East and contributes to Israel’s security should be applauded. The agreement between the UAE and Israel to establish diplomatic relations in exchange for Israel’s suspension of settlements and claims to sovereignty over Judea and Samaria (as Israel refers to the West Bank) is a tremendous policy achievement, though UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed was less enthusiastic in his description of the deal.
How well do you actually know your customers? You likely have their purchasing data and demographic information, but do you truly understand their hopes and dreams?
Places have always held a special significance for me —certain places at least, the ones I refer to as “touchstones.” Those are places that meant a lot to me at one time, usually in childhood, and that I still enjoy visiting occasionally.
Those of us who have served are used to mostly empty gestures of gratitude. We hear “thank you for your service” countless times a day. We used to see yellow “support our troops” ribbons. Every once in a while, someone will buy us a beer.
It’s a jungle out there and Kandiss Taylor is trying to hack her way through it. We are talking about Georgia’s “jungle primary,” a euphemism for a special election on Nov. 3 to fill the remaining two years of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term. Isakson, a Great American of the first rank, chose to retire before his term ended due to declining health.
In normal years, parents would be worrying right now about buying school supplies, and kids would be dreading the end of their summer vacations. Yet this isn’t a normal year; due to COVID-19, parents and students are worried about whether it’s safe to go back into classrooms at all.
As organizations rush to make up for unprecedented declines in revenue during the pandemic, they’re keenly focused on shoring up their sales pipeline. Yet in their haste, businesses are at risk for alienating the very customers they need if their sales team takes the wrong approach. Here are…
The apocalypse is truly upon us. Somebody has made the decision — I don’t know who, I know it wasn’t me — that the Georgia-Georgia Tech football game will not be played this year for the first time since 1924. This hallowed event, which dates to 1893, is commonly referred to as “Clean Old Fashioned Hate,” which probably disturbs the politically correct weenies among us.
Terry Kay has more stories to tell than he could ever get around to typing. His autobiography, alone, if he were to embark on that definitive journey, would be difficult to bring to a conclusion. One sketch, one profile or gripping scene from the past would lead to countless others.