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The Heroine’s Journey: Women and Leadership

By Ruth W. Crocker It appears that more women than ever are stepping up to positions of leadership, but the path is still not as clear and unobstructed as we might think. When Ella Fitzgerald, the queen of jazz, was asked the secret of her success, she said: “It’s simple, I owe it all to […]

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Rethink Employee Retention: 7 Guidelines for Engaging and Accommodating Your Older Staff

By Ruth W. Crocker Mary loved her job as a recreational therapist in a skilled nursing facility. Her co-workers marveled at her ability to assess the needs of residents and propose exactly the right activity for a patient recovering from a brain injury, stroke or other trauma. Her thirty plus years of experience in all […]

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Public Speaking in Business: Fear and Fact

By Ruth W. Crocker Larry’s boss was so pleased with his work performance that he asked Larry to give a fifteen-minute presentation to the entire department of twenty-five people. Larry felt confident about his work, but not about standing up and talking about it. In fact, it was the last thing he wanted to do. […]

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Mindful Compassion in the Workplace: Improving Quality Of Life in Your Business

By Ruth W. Crocker If you find yourself listening to co-workers complain at work, you’re not alone. Jane, a registered nurse, often eats her lunch sitting on a curb in the parking lot next to the clinic where she works. She’s looking for just a few minutes of peace and quiet from the chaos and […]

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When Co-Workers and Employees Have Experienced Tragedy: How to Listen and Respond

By Ruth W. Crocker How best can we meet the challenge of being helpful/supportive to friends, co-workers and employees who may have experienced deep and lasting wounds from traumatic experiences? In fact, old emotional wounds can cause numbness, rage and anxiety and may be invisible to the rest of the world. For example, when 1st […]