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We’re all in the Quicksand Together

by Nancy Q. Smith
Nancy Q. Smith Nancy Q. Smith is a facilitator, consultant, and learning and development executive with over 30 years of experience. An in-demand speaker for supply management and human resources audiences, Nancy has also been published in Training Magazine. Nancy has been married to Tobin, the boy who stood next to her in her kindergarten picture, since 1988. They reconnected at the Wayne State library and have been together ever since. They are the proud parents of two children, Walker and Claire, and two fluffy dogs, Emma and Indie.

Earlier in my career, I worked as a consultant for Delphi Corporation. One of the best parts of my work was the ease at which I was able to get...

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Make Room for Risk Taking

by Suzanne Gaker
Suzanne Gaker Suzanne Gaker has over 35 years of experience delivering solutions that develop more effective leaders. As a former Executive Director in Human Resources for The Kroger Co., she was responsible for the personal and professional development opportunities for over 310,000 hourly and management associates. Outside of the office, Suzanne enjoys gardening, traveling, and volunteering at a local no-kill animal shelter. She is proud to share her home with a spoiled rotten rescue bulldog named Tallulah.

When was the last time you took a risk? When I hear this question, I think of my son’s love of jumping out of airplanes. He often encourages me to...

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Are You a Demotivator?

by Tiffany Franz
Tiffany Franz Tiffany Franz served as the VP of Marketing and Product Management for InsideOut Development. She is passionate about helping everyday people do their best stuff and developing high-performing teams and organizations. Tiffany grew up on a cattle farm in Missouri and is a country girl at heart. Her favorite pastimes include watching her two children participate in youth sports and kicking back on her deck with a frosty iced tea and the latest David Sedaris bestseller.

While watching my son’s soccer games, I often think about what brings one team of fun-loving 7-year-olds more wins than another. Talented kids can...

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