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Penny Wise

Respectful Communication in an Electronic Era

“Penny, can you help our organization? We need some training in ‘respectful communication’. It seems that our group has been challenged by something that has been said or written in an e-mail.

Marley & Me

You may have read the book or watched the famous movie about the love and loss of a dog named Marley. I, too, had a Marley.

Your Relationship with Time

When I ask a group of adults to tell me what they think about time, a common response is “There is not enough.” They feel “time-poor”, rather than rich in the time that they are given to enjoy each day.

The Gift of 'Real Moments'

The family’s excitement was building as our car approached the bright lights of the big city. My “honey”, Dave, was able to get us six tickets to the Toronto vs. Washington NHL hockey game.

The Authentic Leader

A few days ago I had the privilege of attending an authors’ master class seminar in Las Vegas, led by Barbara De Angelis, an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of over 25 bestselling books.

Time to Get a Life

“Hey Penny,” said Monique energetically as she greeted me at the after-hours business networking event. “Aren’t you chipper today!” I replied, almost envying her energy level at the end of a busy work day.

Invest In Yourself

“The only investment that will pay you for a lifetime is the investment you make in yourself.” Recently, I attended a huge convention in Las Vegas. The quote above, spoken during the convention, resonated with me on a personal and professional level.

The Riches of Life

Are you rich in all the ways that really matter? The secret to riches exists in the relationships we keep with ourselves, and with others, in our personal and professional lives.

Follow the Leader

Last month we recognized how we can increase our own leadership ability by making the choice to be influential, regardless of our position in an organization. For this month’s edition, I promised to write about how to develop leaders around you.

Are You a Leader?

Are you a leader? Leadership is influence — nothing more, nothing less. You, and everyone in your company, have a certain degree of influence, and you do not need to be in a position of authority to exercise it.