Amy Rees Anderson

Think You Are Too Small To Be Effective?

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” —Betty Reese When talking with employees of an organization you will often discover that the rank and file employees within the organization are far more aware of the problems going on then the management is.  And

“Please pass me that parenting book. I need to smack my kid with it.”

I observed an interaction between a mother and her teenage daughter today and it was all I could do not to bust out laughing. Not because what was happening was funny, but because I knew exactly what emotions the mother was going through in that moment because I’ve walked in her shoes back when I

You’ve Got To Check Conditions Daily To Make The Needed Adjustments

Today we were discussing holding firm to our values in life. At one point in the discussion the leader of the discussion drew a picture of a boat and talked about the need for an anchor to hold the boat in place.  Some may picture a single anchor dropped in the water, but having been

That Sense Of Wonder

I answered the knock at our front door and he came barreling right in yelling “Grandma, Grandma – I’m Spiderman!!!”  There he was, my two year old grandson with a Spiderman mask on his face and a Disney Cars backpack on his back.   He ran in the door all wide-eyed and full of excitement pretending

You Couldn’t Ask For More

We were all sitting on the floor opening Christmas presents together when my kids said they had something for me. I waited for them to hand me something to unwrap, but instead they asked me to look up at our TV screen and watch a video they had made for me. As the video started

You Know It’s A Rough Day When…

You know it’s a rough day when first thing in the morning you jump on an early call at home that runs longer than expected so you go racing out the door and make the 15 minute drive to your office because you are now 10 minutes late to meet with the folks that have

How To Combat The Blues

Without a doubt one of the most dreaded things about January is coming back to work after the long holiday break to face all the emails, voice messages, and letters that have piled up during your absence.  Seeing all that work that’s accumulated and realizing how long it is going to take you just to

Starting The Decade Off Right!

Welcome back from the holidays everyone! And even more so, welcome to 2020!!! We have officially begun a whole new decade. It’s so exciting! After spending the Christmas holiday with our family here at home, which was fabulous, my husband and I decided to fly down to California to spend a few romantic days alone

And To All A Good Diet

“When what to my wondering eyes should appear but 10 extra pounds onHips, Thighs, and Rear!” I don’t know about you, but when the reality of every piece of chocolate, toffee, cookie, and pie I consumed over the holidays caught up with me in the form of standing on my scale….well, let’s just say it



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