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Optimistic about the Economy – Is it better than ever?

With the recent change in the economy many people share their doubt, fear and apprehension. Much time is spent thinking and talking about things that are of concern to us, but not at all in our circle of influence (that which we can change).

What Not to Say …

You have most likely heard the expression, “It's not what you say, it's how you say it,” that implies we need to mind our manners when communicating with people, and be empathetic with our tone and choice of words.

Contagious Enthusiasm

From customer satisfaction to employee motivation to customer satisfaction — what a tremendous cycle. Satisfied customers motivate employees. It’s a chain reaction of contagious enthusiasm.

The High Cost of Meetings

In part one of this valuable topic we have learned the importance having an organized chairperson or meeting leader, staying on course with an agenda allotting time to specific items, and collaboration ideas for gaining participation, attention of at

Acting as if ...

I took Jack Canfield’s advice from his book, The Success Principles, about visualizing the success you want and the life you want to have, and then acting as if it were already happening.

Put Leadership before Management

"Begin with the end in mind," is Dr. Steven Covey’s Habit #2 in his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

Optimistic about Gas Prices – Are they better than ever?

With the rising price of oil, conversations are prevalent about the negative impact on so many aspects of our routines hinging on the consumption of fuel including the cost to commute to work, summer travel, recreational vehicles, the trickledown eff

The Have–Do–Be Flu

As responsible (response-able) masters of our lives, we can powerfully create our own circumstances by working on being who we are and becoming what we want by doing the things necessary to achieve our goals.

Pro-activity vs. Re-activity

In the first habit of Dr. Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, we learn the benefit of being proactive. To be proactive means that, as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives.

Feed Me Feedback

Arriving in several ways, feedback enters our world by words spoken, the behaviour of others, opportunities, internal messages from our mind, the performance of our bodies, data, and so on.