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A Week to Salute the Work of Our DSPs

Posted on September 12, 2022

I noticed that this year’s DSP Recognition Week (Sept. 11-17) did not include a theme so I came up with one of my own: “We’re Still Standing.” This in itself is quite an achievement as evidenced by this excerpt from a recent article in Politico…

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A Week to Salute the Work of Our DSPs

Posted on September 12, 2022

I noticed that this year’s DSP Recognition Week (Sept. 11-17) did not include a theme so I came up with one of my own: “We’re Still Standing.” This in itself is quite an achievement as evidenced by this excerpt from a recent article in Politico…

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Time Off Should Be Just That

Posted on September 1, 2022

Have you noticed there are no “snow days” anymore? Come to think of it, it’s even getting harder to completely disconnect from work when you’re on a scheduled vacation. I just came back from one of those family vacations where I found myself responding to…

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Connecting to the Mission by Leveraging Difference

Posted on August 5, 2022

By the time our team members at Penn-Mar read this, they will be aware of a new program we are launching called the “Belonging” initiative.

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Finding the “sweet spot” for the workplace environment of the future

Posted on June 23, 2022

In my last blog, I spoke about how good it was to gather in person with my peers at the ANCOR Conference. Much of the conversation there centered on workforce issues and what “the workplace of the future” might look like. I shared that when…

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Penn-Mar Well Represented at ANCOR Conference

Posted on May 27, 2022

After two long years of connecting virtually, ANCOR members were finally able to gather in-person for its 2022 Annual Conference held in Miami this past month. ANCOR is a national trade association with member representation from all 50 states. The organization has its finger on…

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Iron sharpens iron.

Posted on April 13, 2022

If you followed the NCAA basketball playoffs, I bet many of you were rooting for the St. Peter’s Peacocks. They became the first 15th seed in NCAA tournament history to reach the Elite 8 after shutting down Purdue 67-64. My guess is that if you…

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Every Voice Deserves to be Heard

Posted on March 16, 2022

While watching President Biden’s recent State of the Union message a few weeks ago, I was reminded of how guests at this event let their opinions be known. For the most part, the reactions to the President’s speech in real time were divided along party…

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How to lead in the shadow of uncertainty

Posted on February 17, 2022

When I was younger, I was much less comfortable with uncertainty. Now I realize it is just part of the leadership landscape. Trials never truly go away. In fact, it is during challenging times that you see who your real leaders are. Good times don’t…

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Can it Get Any Worse?

Posted on January 19, 2022

I will be the first to admit this isn’t the most inspirational headline for a New Year’s Blog. However, I encourage you to stick with me while I get to the “but…” part.  We exited the holidays with COVID infections reaching an average of more than 760,000 new cases per…

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My 10 Holiday Wishes for Our Penn-Mar Community

Posted on December 28, 2021

 Gratitude for what you have. Holidays have a way of making people feel joyful, nostalgic and sometimes disconnected. Let’s make this a time to focus on our good memories and relationships, the challenges overcome, the lessons learned, and the small miracles happening all around us. Generosity with praise. Who are the people that have stayed by your side during difficulties,…

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