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  • Elbert: Bob Ray’s thoughtful legacy
    Friday, July 20, 2018 6:00 AM

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 8:00 AM
    Have you ever walked into your annual performance review at work and been completely surprised by the feedback shared with you? Hopefully, no – but quite possibly, yes. Ideally, lines of communication and progress remain open year-round so that nothing new is introduced at an annual review. But sometimes, things don’t happen quite like the ideal.

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 7:00 AM
    Have you ever sat back and realized where your best lessons on life originated? For me, one of those life lessons was something that didn’t stick with me until very recently (20-plus years later) – assume the best intentions.

  • Elbert: Telling voters a better story
    Friday, July 13, 2018 6:00 AM

  • Monday, July 9, 2018 8:00 AM
    I cried in front of my work team, and I don’t regret it.

  • Monday, July 9, 2018 7:00 AM
    What do we mean by negative tactics? What is considered positive campaigning? 50-50 in 2020's bipartisan board of directors would like to share our perceptions on the subject with candidates from all parties, at every level.

    Friday, July 6, 2018 2:57 PM
    International trade and access to markets are critically important not only to Greater Des Moines, but to the entire state.

  • Elbert: Encomium for a cat family
    Friday, July 6, 2018 6:00 AM
    We had to put down Teeny, our 23-year-old feral cat, the other day.

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:03 PM

  • Elbert: Understanding Hoover
    Monday, July 2, 2018 9:57 AM

  • Monday, July 2, 2018 8:00 AM
    Right now, in 2018, there are four generations trying to work together in most organizations. Baby boomers and Gen Xers have likely taken over the company’s corner offices and C-suite, while millennials are likely on their first or even second real job. Sprinkle in Gen Z, who is just entering the field as a very high-energy, hardworking generation (more like their boomer grandparents than they want to admit), and no wonder everyone is in a tailspin.

  • Monday, July 2, 2018 7:00 AM
    Sheryl Sandberg, through Leanin.org and SurveyMonkey, recently shared findings from a survey aimed at understanding the impact of #metoo in the workplace, particularly as it relates to gender and mentorship. The results were disappointing and, at the same time, a call to action for all of us to focus on any barriers or gender issues at work. 

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 8:00 AM
    I recently listened to a podcast on wisdom, and what it means during each phase of our personal and professional life journeys. As I have come to learn, certain life patterns, and how we react to and embrace them, can become predictors of our future selves. 

  • Elbert: K.C.’s vision for D.M.
    Friday, June 22, 2018 6:00 AM

  • Scott Rude
    Friday, June 22, 2018 6:00 AM
    Early in my career, when I was a young HR manager, a professional woman approached me claiming inappropriate behavior by a senior leader in our business.

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