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Employee Engagement – 6 Reasons Why You Should Care

Employee engagement has become a term that’s been so over used, some leaders have become desensitized to its concepts or beneficial outcomes. If you’re a leader who wants to be successful, read on.  If you’re enjoying your status quo…you may still want to take a few tips into practice.  Don’t be numbed by the overabundance…

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Celebration Generates Success

How do you feel when you celebrate an accomplishment?  When your peers share that exuberance, is it more meaningful to you?  Celebration is an emotional activity we too often save for birthdays, weddings and graduations.  Understand the power of celebration and you might create reasons to jump up and down more often.  Once recognized and…

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It’s all in Perspective

The optimist sees the glass half full. The pessimist sees the glass half empty. The engineer sees a receptacle that’s too large for the amount of liquid present. Each of you has a different perspective due to where and when you were born, how large a family you had, how often you moved around, if…

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The Art of Listening

Listening is an aspect of your life that you do instinctively.  You have been listening since you were born, so this ability has become second nature.  In some respects that is good, because without thinking you are aware of your surroundings.  However, familiarity creates unconscious behavior.  You might have forgotten that there is an art…

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Respect Yourself

Many opportunities arise every day for each of you to do a kind deed.  They may be deliberate or something the world around you puts in your path to act upon.  Each time you create an Act of Kindness, you can grow respect within yourself. However, this is a conscious choice you might not be…

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ROR – Return on Relationships

“What is the best networking group to get involved with to get business?”  This question was asked on LinkedIn and my comment was, “If that is the only reason you are going, don’t go.” Doing business with people is all about ROR, Return on Relationships.   We want to do business with people we feel we…

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Learning from FEAR

  It is never too late to celebrate a great man. When I think of Martin Luther King, I think of a man with these intense qualities: Passion/Compassion Determination /Perseverance Faith/Conviction   Many years ago, I read a wonderful biography about Andrew Young. For those of you who are not familiar with him, he ran…

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30 Day Gratitude Challenge – Self Imposed

Where did November go?  You know once you get into December; the whole world seems to become a blur.  I did not decorate this year or have many parties to go to and yet it all flew by.  Of course I traveled until the 16th so that might have something to do with it.  However,…

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2014 and the word is FOCUS

You know how you sometimes learn something new or decide to make a change and then all of a sudden everything around you seems to relate to that decision? Some new health issue may come up for you or someone you know, and you discover that several people you know have it or know someone…

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Is Coaching for you?

I sometimes feel like a juvenile in this vocation of professional speaking. That has its advantages, at 63, and a few frustrations as well. But, no matter what age you are or how long you have been in your chosen profession, there is always a time to ask for help. The trick is to know…

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