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Curators of the Future - Leaders in the Making

Posted September 25, 2020 by Nikki Rineer
  You’ve got a Winner How excited are you when you see a superstar rising in your organization? That person who has a fire in their eyes virtually every morning. The one who sees how today’s new process impacts the flow of two other departments and in addition gets ahead of it before it becomes Read More

Remember to Breathe: Your Leadership Depends on it.

Posted July 28, 2020 by Bill Snyder
Value of Deep Breathing I recently watched a video discussion about breathing produced by a colleague. She made the point that for most of her life she was unaware of her own breath. More recently she attended to the value of deep breathing and consciousness of breath. It is a major component of meditative practice. Read More

Resiliency and Culture in a time of Pandemic

Posted June 23, 2020 by Bill Snyder
An “Interesting” Time It has been an interesting eight weeks. In this time of Covid-19,  I called 60 independent living residents, by telephone, each week to check in and see how they were doing. I helped resolve problems or answered questions. I listened to joy and confidence and I also heard anxiety and loneliness, and Read More

Finding Comfort in the Storm

Posted May 6, 2020 by Bill Snyder
  As the senior living and long-term care field navigates a time of unprecedented challenge, Greenstone Mosaic wants to share its gratitude for all the amazing people who live and work in our communities. The courage and resilience on display every day are both inspiring and humbling. During this time, you might try to find Read More

We See You

Posted March 31, 2020 by Kim Daly Nobbs
The greatest gifts of my experience in working with the senior living and long-term care field is getting to meet the amazing caregivers and service providers who work with residents. Those who stay in these very difficult jobs are motivated by a deep and beautiful commitment to the people they serve. Both Bill and I Read More

Put Down the Duckie…If You Want to Play the Saxophone

Posted February 29, 2020 by Bill Snyder
One of the joys of life when my children were young was watching Sesame Street with them. I learned many life lessons with them with my children, things I carry with me to this day. And while there are many memorable skits, one has had particular staying power, Hoots the Owl, along with cast and Read More

Wisdom from the Three Pines

Posted January 31, 2020 by Bill Snyder
  “I don’t know.” “I need help.” “I’m sorry.” “I was wrong.” If you visit Three Pines and encounter Armand Gamache, which you can do by reading Still Life by Louise Penny, you will find that these are the things that Gamache believes lead to wisdom. As the Chief Inspector for the Homicide division of Read More

Your Life is Your Message

Posted December 31, 2019 by Kim Daly Nobbs
My brother, someone from whom I have learned a great deal, has long held a piece of F. Scott Fitzgerald wisdom as a mantra for his life: “Action is character.” The message is simple, but it is not always easy to live. We are not ultimately defined by the values we say we espouse; we Read More

Values, Culture, and the Bottom Line

Posted November 30, 2019 by Kim Daly Nobbs
“Culture eats strategy.” This maxim, attributed to management guru Peter Drucker, has become a widely accepted truth among those who study what makes an organization successful. Culture, along with the values that drive it, impacts everything, for good or for not-so-good, from selection to recruitment to retention of team members to decisions about how and whether to grow and where resources are allocated. Read More

The Power of Alliance

Posted October 31, 2019 by Kim Daly Nobbs
  Margaret Mead, an American cultural anthropologist, believed in community. Her vivid, accessible writing and strong public presence provoked a robust conversation about how difference and alignment play out in social life and lead to specific outcomes. In her body of work, Mead implicitly asks all of us to consider how we each have been Read More

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