Leslie Speas

Leslie Speas is a local author who recently released the book, Confessions of a Hot Mess: From Mess to MESSage. Leslie shares her “hot mess” through her book and blog to help others with theirs. She lives in Winston-Salem, NC with her husband, Tracy, and her dogs, Izzy and Marley. Leslie and Tracy have a blended family with four daughters in their 20s. Leslie has had a long career as a Human Resources leader working in the manufacturing, healthcare, service, and technology industries. You can follow Leslie on her website – www.lesliespeas.com or her Hot Mess to MESSage Facebook page.

Compassionate Conflict

Have you noticed that there are a lot of dissenting opinions in the world today? There are so many areas where we think differently – vaccines, government, abortion to name a

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Down with the Drama

Are you tired of dealing with drama? Do you have anyone in your life that you would classify as a drama queen? As I have gotten older, I have less

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High Impact Feedback

Feedback is information about past behavior delivered in the present which may impact future behavior. Ken Blanchard says that “Feedback is the breakfast (and lunch, dinner and midnight snack) of

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Strategies for Workplace Success

Most of us desire to succeed in the workplace. Whether you’ve just landed your dream job or you’re looking to grow or advance in your current position, here are eight

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DEAR YOUNGER ME

I’m not sure how it happened, but I am now in my fifties. Somehow, I thought it would take a lot longer to get to this age! Some things are

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Surviving Office Politics

Most organizations have some degree of office politics. In fact, some offices resemble an episode of Survivor where you need to determine who you’ll trust, who you won’t, and who

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It’s Hard to Be Humble

BY LESLIE SPEAS Do you remember this song? “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way. I can’t wait to look in the mirror, I

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Guilt Be Gone

Do you spend a lot of your time feeling guilty? I sure do – and most of the time it doesn’t even make sense. Here are some of the areas

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Caring for Your Soul

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Matthew 8:36 In my women’s Bible study group, we were having a discussion about

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Articles By Leslie Speas