How can I help?

How can I help?

One simple question: How can I help? This is the question my mentor asked me years ago when I was complaining about my first job out of college. My strengths were not being fully utilized and my direct manager didn’t care. As a result, I was an unhappy camper and had...
Focus on the Constraint

Focus on the Constraint

When I worked at Procter and Gamble, one of the best trainings I attended was Theory of Constraints. I was a new Mechanical Engineer in “Dry Laundry” (yes, for the young people…  there was powder before pods). I was in the Product Supply division supporting the...
Guide Not Give

Guide Not Give

The other night my son, Logan, a sophomore at The Seven Hills School, told me his teacher, Marcus Twyford, reminds students to “Guide, not Give.”  This simple, powerful phrase struck me in many ways. It’s the antithesis of Gumball Management My business partner,...
Live with Thankful Hearts

Live with Thankful Hearts

Darcy Bien If the past week was not a good example of “being thankful,” then I don’t know what is!  I tested positive for Covid the day before Thanksgiving! Yep, and so did my husband. So, imagine three teenagers (17, 15, and 13) and no parental support for 10 days....