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Great Leadership Quote

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, creator of The Little Prince

Say What You Need. Stand On A Table If You Have To.

One of my all-time favorite professors told us there were “beer papers” and “coffee papers,” and he didn’t know which we should want ours to be. When he graded papers, he usually sat at a bar drinking beer or sat at a coffee shop drinking lots of coffee. He advised us to quibble over our grades if we needed to, because “I might have made a mistake. It might have been the caffeine. It might have been the alcohol.”  Continue reading “Say What You Need. Stand On A Table If You Have To.”

Writers Are Weird

Last Friday a colleague and I were trying to finalize a video script. It was 3:00 p.m. It had been a long week. We were a little low on creative juices. A dear Interactive Producer–who is very skilled at getting stuff done–stopped in. We informed her we were going to tag-team the script over the weekend. No more than an hour each or so. She asked, “Why wouldn’t you just put your heads down and get it done now?” My colleague and I looked at each other, and I know we were both thinking the same thing because we are writers:  No. That would be…impossible. Continue reading “Writers Are Weird”

Going Back to Work

It’s Monday, September 15, 2014. Both boys are at their sitters’ home for a practice day. My cell phone is next to me, and the ringer is on full blast. I return to work this Wednesday, September 17. Continue reading “Going Back to Work”

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