Thanksgiving initiates a season of celebration that lasts for nearly five weeks.  For so many of us, a festive air prevails that permeates life, even in the workplace. We enjoy celebratory lunches and dinners with colleagues and friends. We laugh and dance the night away at the company holiday party.  Bring in savory treats to […]

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A study published in the June 29, 2015 issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology, found that workplace impoliteness tends to spread – whether it’s dissing people in meetings, sending nasty emails, spreading rumors, making insensitive comments or engaging in shouting matches. Rudeness negatively effects the environment and performance. The findings suggest that when we […]

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To be successful in 2015, embracing change and inspiring innovation are more important than ever before. To put your team on the right path, begin with a focus on the positive. Celebrate accomplishments they feel good about. Here’s an activity that can help you get started and orient your next staff meeting in a positive […]

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Wouldn’t an extra hour or two feel great, today?  Think of what you might accomplish.  You could make progress with an important project.  Polish your presentation. Attend that networking event. Enjoy dinner with family or friends. Take that spinning class. Or sit on the sofa with your cat. Delegation helps you create time that you […]

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Happiness researcher, Shawn Achor, says Happiness researcher, Shawn Achor, says email can make a difference in the quality and length of your life.  No kidding!  He suggests taking two minutes each day to write and send an email to another person – a direct report, a colleague, your boss, a customer, a supplier, a friend or […]

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Like every year in your life, 2013 is YOUR YEAR.  It’s sure to bring you multiple opportunities to live with a clear mind, a grateful heart, and look forward to the next steps on your journey with joy-filled anticipation. The start of the new year is the perfect time for Intentional Reflection.  Purposefully look back […]

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Many of you wrote in response to last week’s post, “Hurricane Sandy: My Personal Pivot Point.”  Your words were kind.  Your offers of help were genuine and generous.  You opened up your homes, extending an invitation to visit, escape the chaos and rest.  And, knowing that you’re praying for us, enveloping us in loving thought, […]

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Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday – a day of appreciation for the amazing legacy I’ve inherited and the abundance with which I’m blessed.  With heart-felt gratitude, this Thanksgiving season, I’m reflecting on and appreciating the many people on whose shoulders I stand.  Their lives and contributions have eased my path. I’ve been the beneficiary of […]

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