blessing, Excellence, Friendship, Influence

The Power of Presence

Image: WordPress One thing challenging for centuries is staying connected. This year we find connections even more challenging. A song we may sing to our sweetie is, “I’ll Be There,” by Jackson 5. It expresses assurance the person will be present for the other as a source of comfort and strength and provide unselfish love… Continue reading The Power of Presence

Excellence, Faith, Influence

The Impact of Influence

So many people influence my life. Immediately, I think of my mother. The memory of her life and encouragement continues to influence me. She mentored and encouraged me as an administrative professional to pursue excellence and always put forth my best effort. Even when I am discouraged, I cannot stay there because I quickly recall… Continue reading The Impact of Influence

Excellence, Influence, leadership

The Power of Influence

A somewhat new buzzword is “influencer.” We view lists of social media influencers of those we follow, and we may also follow their influencers. Though the term is primarily specific to social media, let’s expand it to include anyone. Here’s a brief list of influencers from this century. Who do you follow? Business - Bill… Continue reading The Power of Influence

Character, Creativity, Excellence, Influence

Character: The Key Ingredient

We have a very talented young lady in our community who started her own bakery business, Sweet Dreams Bakery. She makes the most beautiful, creative, and delicious creations. But what would happen to the taste if the combination of ingredients going into making the delectable delight was not as divine? What if the appearance and… Continue reading Character: The Key Ingredient

Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

There’s More To It

As we will see in a future series, there are many types of gates from ancient times that served a particular purpose. This week, we see that gates can be used more for just its intended purpose. As we connect this concept to our faith, we can discover other connections. My husband is also my… Continue reading There’s More To It

Boldness, Creativity, Discipline, Excellence, Influence, Purpose

Creative Connections

Lockdown. Hiding. Alone. Afraid. Isolated. Fear. Quiet. Rest. Alone. Solitude. Peace. Focus. These words may describe you. Some certainly describe me. We most likely experience each one at some point in our lives. During our current time of isolation, many welcome the less stressful environments, and many are afraid of being alone for an extended… Continue reading Creative Connections

Character, Excellence, Friendship, Influence, Purpose

Valued Character

Jason has been with the organization less than three years and continually proves to be an asset. A highly-sensitive project is assigned to Harold, and Jason is the first person he considers to help gather the information. Harold knows Jason will complete the work timely and with accuracy. Trustworthy. Integrity. Loyalty. Respect. These characteristics are… Continue reading Valued Character

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Influence, Purpose

Impactful Perspective

Stephanie was determined to rise to the top. From an early age, she made it her ambition to be the best. She studied and worked hard, and she expected her staff to do the same. She lacked compassion when a staff member had personal challenges and felt no remorse when she let them go because… Continue reading Impactful Perspective

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Family, Friendship, Influence

Speaking the Language

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Have you ever been assigned a task only to find the results were not what you expected? Over the course of two weeks, I had an assignment to contact peers for their input. The prompt responses were overwhelming and deeply humbling. The gifts of their words and the time they willingly sacrificed… Continue reading Speaking the Language