How Are You Painting Your Environment?

Mary Ann Skipper 2018 Leadership Tips

As I was thumbing through my latest edition of House Beautiful, a page on paint colors caught my attention. We have…

3 Lessons Learned from Moving

Mary Ann Skipper 2018 Leadership Tips

As I prepare to go back to New Orleansthis week for my ReStart program,I think about the last time I…

Falling Forward

Mary Ann Skipper 2018 Leadership Tips

At this time of year I think about new beginnings and fresh starts. Kids go back to school and start…

What Do Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day Have in Common?

Mary Ann Skipper 2018 Leadership Tips

This is a big week for celebrations! Today is Mardi Gras Day when New Orleanians and Mobile residents indulge their…

What Do Daylight Savings Time and Prisoners’ Sentences Have in Common?

Mary Ann Skipper 2018 Leadership Tips

Most of us lost an hour yesterday due to Daylight Savings Time. Many parole applicants will not be happy today.…

What is the Best Way to Begin?

Mary Ann Skipper 2018 Leadership Tips

It is the beginning of the year and we are filled with hopes, dreams, fears, and concerns for what lies…

What Did You Ship Today?

Mary Ann Skipper 2017 Leadership Tips

At this time of year, most of us are sending and receiving packages. Fed Ex, UPS and the post office…

How Do You Create Daylight Savings All Year Long?

Mary Ann Skipper 2017 Leadership Tips

As we have just finished our first week off of daylight savings time, the days are shorter and darken earlier.…

How to be a Hero in Today’s World

Mary Ann Skipper 2017 Leadership Tips

Recently it feels like we have faced a weekly disaster. From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate to the earthquake…

7 Inspiring Messages from NFL Hall of Famers

Mary Ann Skipper 2017 Leadership Tips

On Saturday night the NFL enshrined seven new members into the Football Hall of Fame. I watched the ceremony and…