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Excellence in Practice: Karen Hill, Baptist Health

  Karen has served on the Board of Women Leading Kentucky, spent two years as Board Chair, and now participates on the Executive Council.   Her employer, Baptist Hospital, has sponsored the programs of Women Leading Kentucky for more than a decade.   Karen Hill has earned her stripes, moving up the ladder of responsibility […]

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A STUDY OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CLIMATE: Are you getting the help you need?

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YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS: The Kentucky Entrepreneur Network (KEN) – a program of the 501c3 Small Business Ventures — has been established to connect entrepreneurs to mentors, investors, technical service providers, education resources, professional trainers and consultants to start and grow their businesses. The first initiative of KEN is the Kentucky “Entrepreneur […]

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Getting Ahead by Solving Problems

Few people set out to be a leader.  Leadership often develops out of passion, deep interest or even a deep commitment to something.  But some people do decide, “I want to be a leader in my field: I like it and want to excel and contribute,” and set about achieving that goal.   If that’s the […]

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In Praise of Spring

While winter is beautiful, with fields of white, white snow and black trees showing their bones, I don’t like winter.  It makes me very lazy and I want to sleep, read, eat, watch movies on television.  I function, I go through motions; my brain hibernates and I can barely write in winter.  The only activity […]

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Leading from Behind

Excerpts from Time Magazine’s “Chancellor of the Free World” (December 2015) “At a moment when much of the world is once more engaged in a furious debate about the balance between safety and freedom, the [German] Chancellor [Angela Merkel] is asking a great deal of the German people, and by their example, the rest of […]

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The Miscommunication of E-Communication

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Everyone knows how dependent we all are on e-communications. The computer, the emails, Facebook, twitter and more. I like the ease of these communications but I’m aware that I simplify what I’m thinking or feeling when I communicate in this way. Analysts and psychologists warn against spending so much time online, saying we’re missing the […]

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The Month of September

September always reminds me of starting school. The new pencil boxes, big erasers and lined paper. New shoes and maybe a new outfit or sweater. The excitement of those early days: who will be my teacher? Who will be in my home room this year? I’m going to try for an A in algebra class […]

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In the Moment

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much we all live in the future or even in the past. That is, most of the time we’re not where we think we are. We’re planning for this, arranging for that, filling our appointment books and ipads with people and events that are yet to come. We pine […]

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Hard Work is Good for the Heart

People keep asking me about the next book I’m writing.  I’m grateful for their interest and I am a few thousand words into it.  Much of it will cover how I started and, with the Board, grew Women Leading Kentucky for fifteen years!  No title yet, and it’s a bit harder to write than my […]

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Unsure of Your Desire?

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“Unsure what to desire, she simply wants.”  Richard Russo, Straight Man Richard Russo gets so many things right in his books, Mohawk, Bridge of Sighs, Empire Falls.  Unsure what to desire, she…we…simply want.  Do you see the difference?  Wants come and go.  This morning I may want an orange, but in the afternoon I want […]

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