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Many monks prefer solitude and seclusion, but the community at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Ga. adheres to an ancient tradition of welcoming visitors and sharing their history and...
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February 27, 2015
People ask where good ideas come from more often than kindergarteners ask where babies come from. And with the same sort of expectation that the answer might be a creature of undetermined origin...
February 4, 2015
beehive: (n) 1. a habitation or dwelling-place constructed for bees, usually dome-shaped or box-shaped. 2. a natural habitation of bees, as a hollowed-out tree. 3. a crowded, busy place. 4. something...
January 29, 2015
While cleaning out my office ahead of our recent office move, I found this list I wrote nearly 10 years ago for my fellow team leaders at JS. I can’t say I’ve done all of them perfectly...
January 15, 2015
You may have heard that it’s National Mentoring Month. In fact, January 15 was actually “Thank Your Mentor Day.” Both occasions give us a good reason to muse on the merits of...
December 11, 2014
Any baseball player would tell you that you have to see the whole field to be effective. What happens on one corner of the diamond has the potential to impact the outcome of a play at the other end...
November 19, 2014
Note: Dr. Kathy Richardson, professor of communication and provost at Berry College, is the author of the upcoming 3rd edition of Applied Public Relations: Cases in Stakeholder Management.  She...
October 6, 2014
We dwell so much on “time” – we need more of it, less of it, want it to speed up, slow down. We so desperately want to control it. We’ve spent so much time futilely trying to...
September 23, 2014
Over the summer, Jackson Spalding's Wellness Team sponsored a firm-wide “Walk the Walk Challenge.” Through the months of June, July and August, JSers strapped on pedometers, set...
September 12, 2014
Ideas are scary. “They are the natural born enemy of the way things are.” This video from GE personifies an idea – that strange, unknown thing that’s on the table for...
August 25, 2014
I drove away from the Atlanta offices of Jackson Spalding on June 25, 2014, and felt a pang of sadness. It was a moment I’d been anticipating for 18 months, and yet I sat at a traffic light on...