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Weathering the Storms of Life


How to Bring Good from Every Situation   “April showers bring May flowers.” The origin of this classic saying dates back to the 1500s when Thomas Tusser wrote the poem: Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers. The underlying message…

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Going Forward by Stepping Back!


Surprising Advice on How to Get Ahead  Here is a simple but troubling truth: Most bosses reach a certain level of proficiency and stop there — short of what they could and should be. Organizations usually have a few great…

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A Crisis of Leadership


The C-Level Practices of True Leaders Our nation is in the midst of a severe leadership crisis. At a time when leadership is needed the most, our society’s ability to produce or follow sound leadership is waning. Maybe it is…

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Mentoring: What IS It?


It is hard to be a member of any company or organization and elude the notion of mentoring.  Not being a fan of labels, I question what it means to be a mentor in these times.  For many of us,…

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Q & A with Connie Bradley


NAME: Connie Bradley, RN, MSN, FACHE, CNE-A TITLE/COMPANY: Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Health First MARRIED: 25 years CHILDREN: No children, just two toy Poodle Maltese “furbabies,” Annabelle and Baxter YEARS IN BREVARD: Less than 1 year  …

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Q & A with William Capote


NAME: William Capote TITLE/COMPANY: Mayor, City of Palm Bay MARRIED: Yes, to Anita CHILDREN: 2 sons, Guillermo and Gabriel YEARS IN BREVARD: 19 years What inspired you to run for mayor? Ultimately, I wanted to make a difference. After serving…

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Do You Know Where Your Business Is Going?


5 Principles of Strategic Planning for Company Growth in 2014 Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up some place else.” January typically marks the beginning of a new plan for the…