One for All and All for One

Last month I had the good fortune of learning that I would be a contributing author for the book, “Life Choices – Putting the Pieces Together” which will be released this fall. This is my first book and I was ecstatic to hear that my story had been accepted by the publisher!

As I was riding on that wave of excitement, one of my colleagues shared her enthusiasm for this accomplishment and stated, “I can’t help but think that when this happens to you, it’s a victory for all of us!” What a tremendous acknowledgement of what it means to be part of a team! Her attitude was spot on and one that we can all learn from. It’s so easy and natural to let our egos get in the way, or to have feelings of jealously when someone else succeeds.

What a difference it would make if we all followed my friends example and truly supported our colleagues. With this attitude we all share in one another's victories and we all experience the win!


  1. As the Cowardly Lion says: "Ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth!"

    We may not always realize what time and effort goes into someone else's victory. Typically, a lot of time and sweat! How much better, as you say, to offer our encouragement and banner waving instead of envy.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this blog post. I often feel that support for one another in the administrative profession is something we should put a spotlight on. As we move into the future, it's important that we recognize that accomplishments and successes for one administrator reflect well on all of us. We will achieve recognition for our profession in increments, one person at a time!

  3. Goldie and Rene - I agree with your comments and your point of view. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate you!