Communicating in a pre-internet world was easy and simple. We didn't misunderstand what you were saying. We felt the emotion by inflection. We used our voices, and on a very good day of play, we'd lose them.
As we make our turns, I carefully take in the neighborhoods and recognize so many street names that I hadn't been to before. Cumberland Street sounded so familiar to me and I couldn't think why, until the bus stopped.
There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.
Focus your lingering anger, despair and frustration on helping those who lost loved ones on that tragic day. Find a way to support the young men and women who committed themselves to defending our nation as a result of the attack.
More and more professionals around the country are choosing career paths that allow for a realignment of priorities and a focus on what is truly important. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which for so long has placed career success at all costs.
It doesn't require a radical makeover of our beliefs, values and organizational structures to prepare Gen Y for leadership. They view the world differently, but so did we at the beginning of our careers.
Today's grads are part of the Millennial Generation. They represent the second half of this generation, and I call them Generation iY, because they grew up influenced by the "i" world, iPods, iTunes, iPhones, iChat, iPads... you get the point.
With the holidays upon us and it being a time when we get together with family and friends, I wanted to give you a way in which you can easily make other people's lives work -- and benefit your own, in the process.
Have we become so distracted and disconnected that we now have to thank each other for basic kindness, as if remembering what another is living is somehow an extra service and not an integral part of relationship?
In this new age of communication, we can work to make the age of the Internet also the age of the "inner-net": the vast, highly inter-connected network within, where we are constantly giving and receiving.