Monday Minute | 026

For anyone who has ever had to face down the awful options when faced with a hurricane, especially one like Florence, both hard decisions and hard work is necessary. During my 20+ years either working long-term assignments or living in the southern regions of the U.S., it was almost a regular thing to get to … Read more

Monday Minute | 022

We call the toughest days we face “character building.” Those times when we are tested could be emotional or physical, ethical or intellectual, professional or personal. The choices we make in these moments say a lot about our character. Character primarily refers to the assembly of qualities that distinguish one individual from another. “Be honest, … Read more

Job Corps Testimonial

Posted: Oct. 31, 2016 Recently, PQC and our Paul Simon Job Corps Center Career Technical Training team were delighted to receive a letter from one of our former Material Handling and Distribution Operations students, Ms. Jasmine Nicole Blue Quinn. In her letter, Ms. Quinn discusses the opportunities she has been able to pursue and the … Read more

A Communication Parable

Posted: Dec. 28, 2015 Once upon a time, a young, accomplished and enthusiastic worker named SHE got her first job. SHE – being an ambitious, solid and diligent worker – was noticed by those at the top of her organization. Not surprisingly, those at the top quickly promoted SHE to the position of team leader. … Read more

Everyone Needs a Tap Code

Posted: Nov. 30, 2015 Epictetus, one of Rome’s greatest philosophers 2,000 years ago, told his students, “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to it that matters.” Epictetus, born a slave and likely crippled due to beatings at the hands of a slave master, knew the wisdom of his words. He had … Read more

Harnessing the Power of Failure, Trauma & Adversity

Posted: Nov. 23, 2015 “We’ve all heard the usual examples: Michael Jordan cut from his high school basketball team, Walt Disney fired by a newspaper editor for not being creative enough, the Beatles turned away by a record executive who told them that ‘guitar groups are on their way out.’ In fact, many of their … Read more