As the Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk, I understand that public service has never faced as stern a test as it does today. People are watching our government, and with this challenge comes opportunity. They want to be reminded of that distinctly American feeling that theirs is a government of the people, by the people and for the people, a government that works for them and it is my goal to serve the public by standing up for them and making the Criminal Court Clerk’s Office stand out by being effective and efficient in our service.” Heidi Kuhn started her career with Shelby County Government in January 2001 as the Executive Director of the Crime Victims Center, advocating for victims and fighting for their rights. She was then appointed as the Deputy Director of Community Services, where she was responsible for all victim and offender services, as well community support…
Posted On Thursday, 18 February 2021 00:00 Written by
Human beings are meant to be creative. Year after year, entrepreneurs and employees alike are constantly driven to transform the world around them into something new, useful, and impactful in both their careers and personal lives. One problem we witness too often in society is the treatment of creativity and business innovation as mutually exclusive occurrences. Trust me when I say they are directly connected far more than the average person realizes. Most notably, older organizations are the ones that place creativity in one column and positive disruptions via innovation in another. The fact that many Americans work for organizations that have been around for many decades makes this divide between creativity and innovation all the more concerning. For example, Citibank started as the City Bank of New York in 1812, making them over 200 years old! The Test of Time Older organizations, especially those as old as Citibank, have…
Posted On Wednesday, 10 February 2021 00:00 Written by
The Vice President had an extra black fly in his extra white hair during the debate.  The fly became famous while no one could hear what the VP had to say, so distracting was the insect; The dog hesitated coming in the house, knowing she had an issue beneath her tail.  Encouraged enough by her unsuspecting yet doting parents to come in, she ran up the steps, leaped on the couch, across the carpet, raced to the bedroom, and sat on the pillow…only to leave behind a streak of poop throughout the home; The Zoom call was going well, every “Brady Bunch style” video tile filled with engaged co-workers having a great meeting, when suddenly an attendee is clearly seen walking from one room to another, unfortunately straight into the restroom.  Setting the camera in front of herself on the ground, assuming her video is off, she proceeds to go…
Posted On Tuesday, 09 February 2021 00:00 Written by
I’ve been looking for a really powerful theme for the month of December, and the word “RELEVANCE” came to mind.  It’s been a heck of a year, hasn’t it? As we roll into the final month of 2020, I note that the one singular need that continues to show up is the need for authentic “connection”.   In my conversations with friends, many people are yearning to go beyond superficial “chit-chat” and seek a deeper level of connection.  There are wistful, quick comments that emerges from these conversations that note a quiet depression, even from those we perceive as the  “rocks” of our circle of influence.   The uncertainty most people are feeling is real. Month-to-month, the world as we know it has changed, and along with it, how we interact with others. From shelter-in-place, work from home, online classrooms for our kids, to cautiously re-opening our economy, every month has brought…
Posted On Friday, 05 February 2021 00:00 Written by
Several of us likely remember the Bitcoin boom around the end of 2017, when thousands of individuals bought Bitcoin, seeing the value of their dollar skyrocket for a brief period. This sent the banking industry into a tailspin, desperately trying to understand this new concept of a digital currency system, and areas of the government even began to prepare a way to legislate this unfamiliar system. The fact of the matter is that many people did not fully understand the mechanics behind Bitcoin. they may have listened to a friend of a friend who told them to buy Bitcoin, almost as if it was a fast-rising stock, in hopes that it would make them wealthy overnight. If you asked those same individuals to explain what blockchain technology is, they would meet your gaze with a blank stare. Blockchain: A Whole New Financial Frontier For those interested in digital disruption and technological advancements,…
Posted On Wednesday, 03 February 2021 00:00 Written by
Question Dear Reader – What makes you Stand Out in this world? We could talk about your business, even your product, but this is about YOU. What makes YOU unique? Speaking in front of 500 Leaders recently I posed the question, “What is your Signature Move and how are you using it daily in your business as a LEADER?” The blank stares concerned me. Digging deeper, and even asking for their hands to go up, searching for ideas of what makes them unique, no one could even offer one unique characteristic about themselves as leaders, let alone as human beings. These are leaders of businesses, government, education, communities…and yet identifying their differentiators was nearly impossible for them.   How are Leaders supposed to lead anyone if they don’t know what sets them apart? The essence of leadership is knowledge of our strengths, clarifying skillsets, and keeping our promise to utilize what we have!…
Posted On Tuesday, 02 February 2021 12:00 Written by
Under her nearly 20-year leadership, WFGM has served as a backbone organization in the city promoting philanthropy, fostering leadership and supporting program services for women and families. WFGM’s impact and programs are nationally recognized, proving the power of place-based, strategic fundraising and grant development for intergenerational impact. Since 1996, WFGM has invested more than $30 million over 600 programs involving more than 100 local non-profits, including investments in advocacy and research. Bright’s numerous awards include the 2015 Super Women In Business Award, 2017 National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) Shining Star Award, and the 2017 Girl Scouts One Smart Cookie Award, 2017 Memphis Heritage Trail Trailblazers Award. Bright also services on the Memphis Challenge Board of Directors.
Posted On Friday, 29 January 2021 00:00 Written by
Between fact-checkers and Yelpers, the Information Age is laden with a visual archive of how customers and clients perceive products, services, or even your organizational culture. Navigating how to keep your customers happy is already an insurmountable task some days, and now we must factor in their very public display of their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with you. In years past, you might have been able to overcome a bad review of your customer service department by simply reassuring your client that they were correct, or that you would remedy the situation in the future. That is certainly no longer the case, as every customer has their own digital megaphone in their front pocket or purse, just waiting in the wings to weaponize it at will. I’m here to tell you that this is not a good or bad thing; it merely exists. Technological changes and access to information are only…
Posted On Wednesday, 27 January 2021 00:00 Written by
A bit about Judge Janice Holder:  Janice Holder began her legal career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Herbert P. Sorg, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  At the conclusion of her clerkship in 1977, she entered into private practice in Pittsburgh. She served as the solicitor for the Borough of McDonald, Pennsylvania, her hometown, for one year before moving to Memphis, Tennessee, where she practiced law for ten years.Janice was elected judge of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Tennessee, in 1990. In 1993, she was appointed the coordinating judge of the silicone gel breast implant cases in West Tennessee by the Tennessee Supreme Court. She served as a member of the National Conference of Chief Justices Mass Tort Litigation Committee and the Silicone Gel Breast Implant Subcommittee and was appointed the subcommittee’s chair in 1996.  She also served on the…
Posted On Wednesday, 20 January 2021 00:00 Written by
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