The Dash: The Meat & Meaning of Every Endeavor

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Over the weekend I attended a memorial service for my Cousin Johnny Moore. He had a wonderful, fulfilling 83+ years, so it was a celebration. On the drive to East Texas my Facebook feed popped up this most appropriate image from SoulSeeds. So fitting. More fitting than I imagined: Johnny’s…

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Demystifying SEO: Practical Resources & Tips for Search Engine Market

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Today most companies have some sort of web presence; many have blogs to share original content and company updates. The real key to success is to ensure that people actually find your website and the great content it holds while they are navigating the Web and Googling different concepts and…

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Celebrating a Shared Culture & Honoring a Visionary: APQC’s Inaugural Founder’s Day

Friday, October 9th, 2015

As some of you noticed on @PaigeDawson yesterday, I had the good fortune to spend the day with APQC (the American Productivity & Quality Center) for the Inaugural Founder’s Day & Jack Grayson’s 92nd Birthday Celebration. What an inspirational event! I have a special affinity for APQC (as a long-term…

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Three Tips to Improve Focus

Monday, September 14th, 2015

I had the tremendous privilege of becoming a Mom in June.  While I was on maternity leave navigating my new world of infant care, like every rookie mother, I suddenly became a multitasking machine.  Pick up a dropped burp cloth with my foot while unloading the dishwasher with one hand…

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Internships: The Good, The Bad & The Value (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, June 29th, 2015

In my last blog, I shared my background on internships over 20 + years as well as Ten Tips for Interns. This blog post will cover Ten Tips for Employers who hire and manage interns. Ten Tips for Employers: Don’t rely on the resume or interview alone, sometimes the sizzle is…

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Putting the rules of improv to work

Monday, June 30th, 2014

A few years ago during a professional development session, our team was introduced to Tina Fey’s bestselling book, Bossypants.  In addition to being a quick and hilarious read, the book offers some very practical advice that we’ve incorporated into our work philosophy:  the four rules of improv.  While developed in the…

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Talana Morris promoted to Principal with MPD Ventures Company

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Please join me in congratulating Talana Morris on her promotion to Principal with MPD Ventures Company. Talana joined our firm more than seven years ago and moved well beyond the role of Project Manager several years ago. We’ve certainly lagged behind in recognizing her contribution to our firm, team and…

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