Stewart’s Blog: Heads Up Killearn Estates, City Ignores Neighborhoods on Zoning Issues

Stewart’s Blog: Heads Up Killearn Estates, City Ignores Neighborhoods on Zoning Issues

Residents in the 4,000 home Killearn Estates neighborhood recently received a questionnaire from the Killearn Homeowners Association (KHA) asking how they would like the Association to move forward with regards to the redevelopment of the land that was previously a nine hole golf course. The current owner is seeking a zoning change from the City […]

In Search of Love: Unopened (Vol 2)

In Search of Love: Unopened (Vol 2)

It seems like almost every year on Christmas morning after the commotion and flurry of opening all the gifts, there is inevitably a gift or two left under the tree unopened.   Sometimes it’s because they need to be taken to the next location, or maybe the person they’re meant for isn’t there yet. Then there’s the […]

Let’s Happily Disagree During The Holidays … Ho! Ho! Ho!

By Cindy O’Connell & Dr. Susan Fell Perhaps its wishful thinking — but imagine a world where civil discourse is prevalent in the midst of chaotic change.  Where differing ideas can be discussed without personal attacks. And if leadership or management shifts had to occur in an organization, these could be accomplished respectfully without long-held […]

Stewart’s Blog: We Should Not Let Elected Officials Forget Campaign Promises

Stewart’s Blog: We Should Not Let Elected Officials Forget Campaign Promises

Often times campaign promises are vague, emotional words devised by a crafty politician to gain favor with voters. After elections, losers disappear and the winners -along with most voters – forget the campaign promises rather quickly. However, sometimes promises are clear, verifiable, and have consequences when broken. One of the most famous campaign promises was […]

What “Manners” Most Civility, Courtesy, Common Sense: “A Return to Civility”

By: Cindy O’Connell & Susan Fell “A Return to Civility” The Arizona Republic Headline, Top of the fold, November 11, 2016 Indeed, this is an interesting headline from a news outlet whose state was very late in reporting the final vote count for our country’s 45th president. Out of the thousands of headlines printed across […]

Stewart’s Blog: Democrat Political Coverage Channeling Democrat Party Leader, Allison Tant

Stewart’s Blog: Democrat Political Coverage Channeling Democrat Party Leader, Allison Tant

Decisions by the Gannett owned Tallahassee Democrat on what to cover and what to ignore during this political cycle is revealing a pattern of behavior that is consistent with the political priorities of Allison Tant. Tant is the Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman and currently serves as the Chair of the Leon County Democratic Executive Committee. […]

In Search of Love: A National Shower (Vol 1)

In Search of Love: A National Shower (Vol 1)

by Trent Pelham This has been one of the nastiest election cycles that many of us have ever experienced. I’ve heard some people say, regardless of who wins, we’re going to need a national shower after this thing’s over. I totally understand this sentiment. Where can we find relief? Where is the love in all […]

Stewart’s Blog: It’s Time for Electric Utility Oversight

Stewart’s Blog: It’s Time for Electric Utility Oversight

The recent handling of electric power restoration after Hurricane Hermine put the City of Tallahassee electric utility in headlines throughout the state of Florida. And while the post hurricane analysis is not yet completed, one thing seems abundantly clear: the communications bureaucracy did not perform as well as it should have after the storm moved […]

What “Manners” Most: Civility, Courtesy, Common Sense

By Cindy O’Connell & Dr. Susan Fell Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. -Peter Drucker As the quote suggests, the responsibility for civility in the workplace falls squarely on managers. People skills employed by managers to communicate and develop an atmosphere of mutual respect which values and respects the contribution […]