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There\u2019s only 11,316 women in the U.S. that hold Private Pilot certificates. Nearly a decade ago, I decided I was brave (crazy) enough to be one of those women. I tend to seek out challenges – the big scary things that force me to grow much more than is comfortable. Speaking to prospective pilots today […]<\/p>\n

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One of the reasons that I enjoy sports (particularly college football) is because I enjoy watching others achieve joy within their craft. Sure, the excessive self-aggrandizing behavior gets nauseating at times, but by and large I join in with them as they celebrate their successes on the field. I have never met an athlete who […]<\/p>\n

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A rewarding, fulfilling career path: this simple concept is something that most working individuals desire but many never achieve. Why is that? It might be that defining success is unique to the individual. What satisfies one may dissatisfy another. However, in the CPG\/retailer industry, success has traditionally been defined as \u201cclimbing the ladder\u201d and \u201cmaking […]<\/p>\n

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New Role Have you ever taken on a new role only to be shocked at how little the field, capabilities, and function itself has advanced? After 22 years with Johnson & Johnson, I found myself in this situation when I was given the opportunity to run the J&J category management team here in Northwest Arkansas. […]<\/p>\n

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The last few years have put unusual stress on professional and personal environments in ways most of us have never experienced. To make it even more challenging, being isolated in our homes and not able to collaborate in traditional ways have left companies and the people who are the heartbeat of those organizations left to […]<\/p>\n

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The past 15 months has been the most interesting and difficult part of my work life. The learnings are abundant, yet I\u2019m not sure how to apply them all. My background is 35+ years of CPG experience, including 30 years at P&G, 3 years running the Category Management Association for a PE firm and 2 […]<\/p>\n

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A lot has been written on the importance of high performing teams to an organization. Included are characteristics of a high performing team and the process to build high performing teams (my favorite process is Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing).\u00a0 Also, working on a high performing team is really fun. \u00a0The most rewarding times in […]<\/p>\n

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Values matter.  Values should be the first language taught at your company.  Your values should be as common as any other phrase that you use in your business, not just words on a wall.  Hire for values, fire for values, drive accountability to values, have fun with values. At Happy Egg, our entire purpose is […]<\/p>\n

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It\u2019s been a year.\u00a0 For me.\u00a0 For you.\u00a0 For everybody.\u00a0 When I look back at events, experiences and what I learned during the pandemic, it\u2019s a little surprising how much change was packed into the last year.\u00a0 I experienced personal and economic loss, learned new skills, started a business, lost a job and found a […]<\/p>\n

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I recently made a job transition during the COVID-19 pandemic. So many colleagues have asked me about this transition and felt, “it must have been hard during COVID.” But instead, it has been invigorating. Onboarding in a new company is always challenging, made even more so thru COVID.  I focused on three areas that I […]<\/p>\n

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