After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

December 2009

The Story of Life and Death

12/29/09

The Story of Life and Death

One of my greatest mentors was a man I never met. Leo Buscalgia was an incredible lecturer who instilled in his audiences the desire to live a good life; to experience it in the moment, and to appreciate opportunities to give and to love one another. I watched many of his lectures on film during my college years, and bought his books. As a byproduct of that — his celebration of life — he also seemed to find a peace with the notion of death, and yet he honored its significance for those left behind to grieve when a loved one died.

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Company Party: Everyone Prefers a Different Flavor

12/22/09

Company Party: Everyone Prefers a Different Flavor

Here's an amusing e-mail that first made the circuit in 2000, when it appeared in my column. Don't we all feel sorry for Human Resources Managers responsible for planning the company Christmas (make that holiday) party? I present it in the jovial spirit of the holidays and to poke some good-natured fun at Madison's politically correct reputation. Please enjoy it in that spirit and accept my warmest wishes for Happy Holidays — however you celebrate yours!

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Music ... a gift from generation to generation, soul to soul. <br>
<em>What did Michael Jackson have to do with it? Plenty.</em>

12/15/09

Music ... a gift from generation to generation, soul to soul.
What did Michael Jackson have to do with it? Plenty.

When he was three years old, my grandson Patrick, now 8, was given a child's violin for his birthday. For another young birthday (when he was five, I think), he was given a guitar. Both gifts were from his parents, who play those same instruments.

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What makes a good leader? A willingness to make decisions — and to serve.

12/08/09

What makes a good leader? A willingness to make decisions — and to serve.

Recently, I was asked to speak to MAGNET, the group for young professionals, about the challenges faced and rewards earned with a successful career. They particularly were interested in business Leadership. You know how these things go ... I told them what I could in the time allotted, and then afterward thought, "I wish I'd said this, too." So I'm lucky to have a blog, where I can post a P.S. And this is it...

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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