Busy Being Busy

Two lunches and a chance meeting in the Home Depot parking lot recently have me thinking about how I spend my time. And how I answer when someone asks, “How are you?”  Surprisingly, they’re both related. First, the lunches. Anyone who has worked with me for any length of time knows that most days I…

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Managing My Stress

If you’re anything like me, you have a long to-do list (or many to-do lists). Of course, I have all the things I need to get done at work and then there are the things I need to get done with the family, the house, and the pets. Just thinking about all the things on…

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How Good is Your System?

She single-handedly unwinds the house, packs up her family and moves them 2,000 miles away; puts her two boys into new schools—one starting high school and another in elementary. A mother and a mother-in-law soon arrive for an extended period, and as it happens with aging parents, the health woes that come with time require…

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A Career of Impact

Rayann Anderson, senior solutions advisor, has been at JDA for more than 20 years, after starting her career in retail at a drug store retail chain in her native Canada. She talks to us today about why she’s stayed in the same role for the past two decades, what she’s learned from her mentor and…

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Nothing is Impossible

Roya Javadpour, Global Services Director in JDA’s consulting organization has a passion for teaching, stemming from a childhood backed by parents who believed in the power of knowledge and education. Her dad was a successful high school teacher and professor and instilled early on, that nothing is impossible if you put your heart behind it.…

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