Know your employees – The how and the why!

Peter Drucker said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” While we can read this quote and the first thought traveling through your mind is of course, “I am a great leader, I would never be just a manager.” I would say there is a time and place for both. We […]

A Fighting D

  What behavior style do you fight in? It started as an innocent discussion between three Jens in a car.  Yes, this could be the beginning of a very bad joke, but instead it was opened up into a very enlightening conversation.  As we three Jens sat in the car it was amazing to hear […]

Behavior Modification – Not Just for Kids

Often we talk about behavior in children and how to adjust their behavior to our societal expectations.  Behavior is simply the display seen by others that is a reflection of our personality, which in the end determines our natural responses to situations. Behavior modification is not just for kids! Here are some terms that you […]

2013 Year of the Water Snake

Welcome to 2013! THE WATER SNAKE 1953 AND 2013 Water Snakes are influential and insightful. They manage others well and tend to be good for organizations to utilize as staff. They are quite motivated and intellectual, very determined and resolute about success. They will have what they desire, despite the conclusion or outcome they generate […]

Stop and Smell the Flowers

There are many variants of the quote, “Stop and smell the flowers”. Interestingly it is a misquote of advice from the golfer Walter Hagen that appeared in the 1956 book “TheWalter Hagen Story”. The original quote from the book was: You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the […]

Vulnerability the Root of All Evil?

There are many societies around the world where showing vulnerability demonstrates that you are weak.  In this TED talk a Brene Brown,”Researcher Storyteller”, unlocks what makes us joyous, fulfilled, and happy.   She has a rich vocabulary and tremendous capacity to illustrate her words, leaving you with a sense of deep understanding in the human […]


Life is rooted in vulnerability.  Strength comes from realizing that vulnerability is a necessity that drives a person to connect to another person.   In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you’re strong enough to care. -Victoria Pratt