Darkness Brings New Life

Darkness Brings New Life

DARKNESS & NEW LIFE Darkness Brings New Life JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 9 April 2020   The sunshine was peeking through the curtains as I opened my eyes. I’m in my warm, cozy bed with my son curled up in my left armpit and my daughter...
Mind, Blown

Mind, Blown

It’s the end of the world as we know it. No. I don’t mean the coronavirus. More of us will survive that than not. No. I don’t mean the economic nightmare caused by the coronavirus. While it will take time to recover, recover we will, along with many...
I Choose Free

I Choose Free

FIERCE & FREE I Choose Free JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 2 April 2020 Last week, I wrote an essay that was published by BizCatalyst360 entitled, Live Free or Die, which is my take on the current coronavirus situation, our history as a nation,...
Coronaspeak

Coronaspeak

Because I value my cogntive capacities so highly — and because I recoil in morbid fear at the prospect of my brain being turned to oatmeal — I avoid local and network newscasts with the same fervent determination with which I avoid drinking myself into a coma while...
Two Tips from a Tenured Telecommuter

Two Tips from a Tenured Telecommuter

TELECOMMUTING & YOU Two Tips from a Tenured Telecommuter JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 26 March 2020 After taking an Enneagram Personality test, I’ve uncovered something I’ve known for years: I’m a Peacemaker. “No [personality] type is more...
Virtual Attention Spans

Virtual Attention Spans

At some point before the coronavirus kicked in, two dudes submitted an article to Harvard Business Review (HBR) called, “How to Get People to Actually Participate in Virtual Meetings”. Because the editors at HBR have been practicing cognitive distancing...