Blog Article and Audio Archives

Laura Lollar's Wildfires of Change Blog Articles


Please visit for Laura’s recent articles. (Archived early articles below)

Victimhood: How to Turn It Around and Take the Lead

Please Make It Stop! How One Woman Spotted a Company Crisis

Warning! Outspoken Woman Ahead (popular post)

How to Leverage Learning with Social Media, Blogs, Podcasts, SEO and Video

Independent Thought Alarm and Principle of Legitimacy in Governance and Leadership (popular post)

Your Top 10 List and Medal of Honor Winner Salvatore “Sal” Giunta

27 Things I’d Like to Tell My Co-workers (popular post)

13 Email Pet Peeves That Drive People Crazy!

6 Ways to Take Charge of Your Life

44 Reasons Why You Got Our Business Instead of That Other Guy

People Who Shine From Within Don’t Need the Spotlight

The Benefits and Sacrifices of Being a Veteran

30 Tips I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Small Business (popular post)

How to Cope with Critical Co-workers

27 Things I’d Like to Tell My Manager

How to Save a Relationship and Get Engagement at Work or at Home

How to Handle Obnoxious People in Power (popular post)

10 Things Top Communicators Do Differently and You Can Too!

20 Things Everyone Should Know for a Happier Career, Business and Life

The Shreddies Story: How Funny Marketing Surprised and Engaged Customers

7 Super Summertime Reads for Business, Career and Life

The Number One Way to Be a Success

11 Lessons Learned on a Wild River Ride

How to Stop Them From Saying, “That’s just the way I am!”

Nonverbal Communication (And How Our Truck Almost Fell in the River)

How to Maintain Integrity and Deliver Negative News

3 Ways to Change to a Positive Attitude

Stop the Multi-tasking Madness!

How to Recover When You Say Something Stupid

11 Top Tips for Managers and Supervisors

Customer Tale of a Big Burger Fail

3 Steps to Find Purpose in Work and in Life

How to Earn Epic Customer Loyalty from a Total Stranger

25 Blogging Tips You Have to See

How to Tell the Boss You Are Overwhelmed

Why Your Biggest Embarrassment Makes You More of a Leader (popular article)

How to Be a Change Agent

Chicken Nugget Surprise Customer Service

How to Simplify Life and Clear Clutter (wildfire story)

Does Your Difficult or Abusive Boss Need a Jerk-O-Meter?

13 Truths to Help You Take Charge

7 Steps to Time Management Success

Reader Concerns and Feedback

15 Reasons Why Venting is a Very Bad Idea

7 Things You Can Learn About Habits and Goals (and my weight loss efforts)

A Surprise Message After 40 Years 

9 Words for Customer Service You Deserve

One Amazing Leadership Example

5 Steps to Find Happiness

6 Ways to Face Fear and Courage

4 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss

Is the Open Door Communication Policy a Bunch of Baloney?

When Was the Last Time You Did Something New?

You Have Every Right Not to Talk to Them

5 Ways to Cope with Catastrophe or Change

How to Have that Difficult Discussion or Conversation

Lead with Your Strengths for Personal Success

How to Kill a Relationship by the Way You Respond

What I Learned When My Home Burned in a Wildfire (on June 11, 2013)

How to Handle People Who Won’t Stop Talking in Meetings

Value of the Individual in Today’s Teams

Questions to Get Employee Feedback

Survival Skills to Navigate Change

Secrets From an HR Manager

Flexible Work Teams Become the Norm

People Personalities Like Penny the Puppy

What Matters: To Make a Difference

Mount Rushmore: National Monument to Persistence

How to Clearly Communicate in Writing

Slow Down for Maximum Improvement