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It Takes Forever To Build A Team

It Takes Forever To Build A Team

Team building is no easy task and there is no overnight solution to creating an excellent performing team. Whether your team is two or ten people, if its members are not engaged, and do not share the same vision and desired result you will not win the game. There are multiple building blocks in creating an … Continue reading

Leaders Must Be Persistent

Leaders Must Be Persistent

There are several key “ingredients” that make up great leaders in the workplace.  One for certain is “persistence.”  Although it is an essential ingredient, it also can be a tough one to add each and every day at work. We all go through times when we would like to take a back seat and go … Continue reading

Making Changes Easier

Making Changes Easier

Change is inevitable whether it is sudden or planned, it can be difficult to go through. For many when change happens at work and it directly affects personal job tasks it can be stressful and cause anxiety. Here are three important points to remember when dealing with changes at work that can help everyone make … Continue reading

 Finding Joy

 Finding Joy

“No dark fate determines the future.  We do.   Each day and each moment, we are able to create and re-create our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet.   This is the power we wield. Lasting happiness cannot be found in pursuit of any goal or achievement.   It does not reside … Continue reading

How To Gain Favorable Attention

How To Gain Favorable Attention

In Napoleon Hill’s book, Keys To Success, he talks about “Gaining favorable attention.” How do you gain favorable attention? Napoleon Hill states: “People who need your work have things to offer you.  You probably are not the only person capable of providing what they need.  What will distinguish you from the crowd? The attention you … Continue reading

Be Fearlessly Authentic

Be Fearlessly Authentic

If you are a manager, team leader or business owner there is one facet of your character that must stand out to those you lead and that is “authenticity.” Your people want to know who you really are.  Many times when a person is put into a position of “leadership” they feel they must act … Continue reading

Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

“Nothing that is worthwhile is ever easy, remember that.” ~ Randy Pausch Why is it that we think life should be easy?  It is not, and we are not the first to come to this realization. Life is a blessing for whatever time we have been given. We need to learn to take nothing for granted, … Continue reading

It Is Good To Ask “Why”

It Is Good To Ask “Why”

According to David Allen the author of “Getting things Done” and “Ready for Anything.” Asking the question “why” can lead to change in a positive way. David talks about the value of thinking about “why.” The “why” will help to define “why’” you do what you do and what is the real purpose that you … Continue reading

Be A People Person

Be A People Person

  People are naturally drawn to someone who has “Charisma.” In John Maxwell’s book “Be A People Person” he states the key to developing charisma is to be more concerned about making others feel good about themselves than you are in making them feel good about you. Traits of a person with charisma: CONCERN – … Continue reading

Persistence, Purpose, Perseverance

Persistence, Purpose, Perseverance

“Am I a striver with a spear of purpose, or a distracted straggler with a ready excuse.” ~ Brendon Burchard author of the Motivation Manifesto So often we feel we have failed when we fall short of our goal.  We must change our frame of reference or we will constantly feel defeated instead of encouraged … Continue reading