In a world that rejects accountability and rules, this word is often associated with negativity. But if we own our purpose, obedience is a positive choice: using our will to choose to do the hard work ahead of us to pursue that purpose, that calling in a disciplined and accountable way. In my life I … Continue reading Life Lesson #27: Obedience
My Grandma Twila was a pioneer, and her lessons on the value of family, farms and education live on in all of us who knew and loved her… Continue reading Gleaned from the Harvest: Lessons from my Grandma Corn
By Adrienne Corn I went to a local start-up conference this week called 36|86. (Not sure why it is called that, I risk being unhip and ask. Turns out it is the longitude/latitude of Nashville. Catchy, hey?) I go because I have a relatively new company and I am interested in perspectives/resources and meeting people who have perspectives … Continue reading Start-Up Conference Stand-Off: When those who could help you can’t help themselves. Or “When #3686South went, er, South”. Or “Redeemed at (the very) Last”.
…how we will know when we officially have what I have termed The Oldness. Like, when you think people are older than you, but they are actually younger than you. By a lot. Continue reading Crap, I have The Oldness
By Adrienne Corn (Disclaimer: Anything that you might find offensive in this post is not the advice of Adrienne. She is only writing the stuff that doesn’t offend you.) 1. Bring your own booze. I learned this from British friends who always travel with a “whatever level of boozery is acceptable”–large bottles to small … Continue reading How To Travel: MicroAdvice by Adrienne
It’s January 1, which means we are all inundated with the should, could, may, might, must possibly consider doing *new* this year. I’m all for an annual tabula rasa, but before I get all crazy with an Extreme Makeover 2015 Edition, which rubberbands us right past today and into the excitement of our future this … Continue reading Notes for New Year’s Days
Winning has become such a cultural imperative that we often miss the point of whatever it is we have won, whether a sport or an election or an argument. As my friend, Aaron, pointed out this morning on Facebook after election results came in, winning should be about achieving something and not just beating an … Continue reading Thoughts about Elections and Results
I work in the field traditionally known as HR. I call it HT, for human talent, as I’m pretty sure that we have moved away from an era of considering people as resources–the same word we might use to describe the copier or computer. In HT, we often discuss people’s experiences in relation to employment: What … Continue reading What’s the YOU experience?
I think we have a scary epidemic on our hands. It seems that youth isn’t the only thing we are culturally obsessed with. And while the youth focus has bled it’s way into the medical field (hello Botox) and the office (hire the young guy! The kids understand the new technology!), I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading Less Drama. More Substance.