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The Problem with Top-Down

Posted by sybil | On: Apr 11 2017 | Comments (0)
Going horizontal in a vertical world by David Zinger Our organizational problems stem from being so vertical in a horizontal world. Elevators of rank, privilege, and delusion traverse up and down the corporate hierarchy giving the illusion of height over width. Even...

A Favorite Holiday Classic–Revisited

Posted by sybil | On: Dec 20 2016 | Comments (0)
In the spirit of the season, here’s an updated version of Clement C. Moore‘s beloved holiday poem. One Crazy Cool Yule [Author unknown] “Twas the Night before Christmas” has lots of nice rhymes But I fear that the tale doesn’t fit modern...

Employment Terms – Not Just for Nonprofits

Posted by sybil | On: Oct 18 2016 | Comments (0)
I’ve always enjoyed tongue-in-cheek translations of help wanted ads. Apparently, so does nonprofit executive and humorist  Vu Le who compiled such a list for his Nonprofit with Balls blog. Here are some of my favorite employment translations from that...

Five Career Lessons from The Wizard of Oz

Posted by sybil | On: Jun 21 2016 | Comments (0)
One of my favorite childhood films, The Wizard of Oz, offers many wonderful life lessons.  As a devotee of professional development as well as the film, here are several of my favorite career take-aways from Oz. 1. Seeking Your Dream Job in the Emerald City While...

Top Takeaways from 2015

Posted by sybil | On: Dec 29 2015 | Comments (0)
Like most committed professionals, I’m always in learning mode. I find a constant stream of new ideas, lessons learned, and other important information from reading online and offline, speaking with participants in my workshops and presentations, attending...

How to Find Fulfillment This Holiday

Posted by sybil | On: Dec 15 2015 | Comments (1)
Overwhelmed with consumer advertising and all the stuff available to buy? Frustrated with spending more and enjoying it less? Take a deep breath and read on. To better cope with the stress from information-overload and hyper-materialism, here’s an important...

Thoughts on Thanks Giving

Posted by sybil | On: Nov 17 2015 | Comments (0)
With gratitude on the Thanksgiving holiday and every day: “He enjoys much who is thankful for little.”  - Thomas Secker “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy …” - Charles H. Spurgeon “Things that matter most must...

Summer Blog Break 2015

Posted by sybil | On: Jun 23 2015 | Comments (0)
Happy Summer! It’s time to kick-back and enjoy the lazy, hazy days of the season. While I don’t usually take an extended vacation this time of year (except for an occasional long weekend), I do enjoy a brief break from blogging to refresh my content...

When the Going Gets Tough: A Volunteer’s Perspective

Posted by sybil | On: Apr 07 2015 | Comments (2)
In honor of  National Volunteer Week and in preparation to participate in BlogPaws Conference, it’s fitting that I share this poignant description from a volunteer involved with animal rescue. Rescue explained The neglect changes you. The abuse hardens...

Ready to Engage in the New Year?

Posted by sybil | On: Dec 16 2014 | Comments (0)
Note: the following is a timely excerpt from A Little Book of Big Thoughts: Lip-Sticking, The Book, written (and shared with permission) by Yvonne DiVita,  Lip-Sticking founder and BlogPaws co-founder. Happy Day to the World Today, the sun is out. All’s...