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YBNORML – Good Question

When driving, I enjoy puzzling over the custom license plate messages people share daily. This week: YBNORML caught my eye. It is a good question: Why be normal? To answer this good question, let’s uncover the definition of normal. As an adjective, to be normal...

Rotary Recognizes Jana Kemp

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Boise for the recognition of my work supporting the 100 Years of Boise Rotary book. I was happy to serve on the committee and lend my book-writing, production, and publishing knowledge. Rotary, and every community service organization, is...

One Word Can Change Your Life: NO

NO is the word that can change your life. For the men and women who’ve grown up as people-pleasers, learning to say “no” is an act of self-preservation. People who find themselves overwhelmed, constantly missing deadlines, or always overscheduled,...

Regroup, Reinvigorate, Reinvent

Recent reading prompted reflection on the differences between regroup, reinvigorate, and reinvent. Regroup: After being defeated, attacked, or undersold in the marketplace, individuals and teams reassemble into new groups and projects in order to make new progress. A...

Division or Discussion

When you have a meeting, is the team divided or in a respectful discussion with the goal or reaching a good-for-the-team and good-for-the-company decision? This question grew out of a recent interview (of me) that live-streamed for viewers across the United States and...

Meetings Matter

Have you been to a meeting that you left fuming and angry because it wasted your time? If you have, then you have experienced the results of a meeting that was pointless, detrimental to work, or harmful to relationships. Proof that meeting experiences matter. Have you...

Flashback 2007: Community Contributions Recognized

Every year the Idaho Business Review holds a Women of the Year event. Congratulations to the 2018 recognized women. Welcome to the group! I was honored to have been nominated by Glory Gray in 2007. The work done and “passion, power, potential” (this...