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“Hadritik mish min hina?” Or “That’s Right You’re Not From Texas, But Texas Wants You Anyway!”1 “Hadritik mish min hina?” is a question I often get asked when I returned to live in Egypt after having left the country as a child.  Regardless of whom I was talking to – male or female, young or…

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Ask Questions to Move Beyond Problems to Possibilities!

The traditional approach to change in organizations – or as individuals – is to look for the problem, do a diagnosis and find a solution.  We often break down the pieces with a focus on what is wrong or broken – and stay stuck in the present.  By looking for problems, we may actually amplify…

By Jude Olson |
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Mindset – To Live, Or Not To Live, With Purpose And Meaning – As Individuals, As A Nation

A meaningful life can take many forms. Most of us work to support ourselves and our families, to send children to college, and to care for our elderly parents. This necessity frames our lives with purpose, however satisfying or unsatisfying the work may be.  Beyond that, we may dedicate ourselves to family, to faith, to…

By Beverly Hill |
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Origin Bank’s Women Leaders of Today: Susan Gruppi & Jessica Worman of M2G Ventures

Susan Gruppi and Jessica Worman are the Co-Presidents of M2G Ventures LLC (“M2G”), a company based in Fort Worth, TX that specializes in adaptive reuse and historic conversions. This dynamic duo, originally from Longview, TX, are the youngest of 5 kids with 3 older brothers. They are a self-described “family of chiefs” who maintain close…

By Courtney Cooke |
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What I Learned From Breaking My Toe

A couple of weeks ago, I experienced a comedy of errors.  Standing up from a sitting position, I pulled a muscle in my lower back.  Just standing up, not hiking the Himalayans. I tried everything I could think of to get some relief from what can only be described as wretched pain.  Ibuprofen didn’t put…

By Michele Gooch |

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Harness and Embrace Your Thoughts

It’s inevitable during our lifetime, that we will have moments, where we look back and have those, ‘should have’, ‘could have’, ‘would have’ moments. These are the instances that not only define who we are, but they define what we are. You see our patterns and behaviors for making decisions are often based on these…

By MiShonLandry |
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Coloring Inside The Box

Sometimes we need to look at the colors “inside the box” of our social groups, corporations and institutions to examine what kind of diversity truly surrounds us. Did you know that in the 1960’s—our favorite crayon company, Crayola®, put the color “Flesh” inside a box?  The beige-like skin tone color matched most Caucasians and it…

By Jude Olson |
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Diversity And Inclusion Goes Together Like Peanut Butter And Jelly

Usually when people hear the word Diversity, the first thing they think of is race and gender, but Diversity is so much more than just these basic characteristics. Merriam Webster defines Diversity as: the condition of having or being composed of differing elements : variety; especially : the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or…

By MiShonLandry |
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Say What? The Lost Art Of Listening

Bryant McGill tells us “one of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”  In our current high-tech world, we have several ways to communicate that eliminate listening.  Our world devotes less time to listening than any generation that has come before us.  Genuine listening is a skill…

By Michele Gooch |