Character Creates Opportunity® – The Quiet of the Morning: Thursday, October 12, 2017

As we move fully into the fall season, the quiet of the morning is much more noticeable than the early rising sun and chirping birds of summer.  With the time change that will be coming soon, the dark and quiet early mornings afford all of us the opportunity to reflect on the learnings of the past and prepare for what lies ahead. In the busyness of life, we often fail to take a moment to reflect on where we have been and briefly remind ourselves on where we desire to go in order to build our energy to continue the journey. The quiet of the morning brought on at this time of year support the chance for some meaningful reflection to help us reach our hopes and dreams. As we continue on our personal journey to build and strengthen our character, there is an opportunity in the quiet of the morning to reflect on day to day happenings and also on the big questions about what we desire to see in the years to come. The Book of Proverbs says, “Where there is no vision, the people will perish.” Real world experience and academic research would reinforce the importance […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – The Avoidance Strategy: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Psychologists, social researchers in academia, and our own personal experience would say that the vast majority of us avoid having the difficult conversation to address lingering frustrations that inevitably come with relationships in the home, the workplace, and the community. Leaders in the workplace often delay having the difficult […]