This past weekend we celebrated Earth Day – a day to recognize the beauty and value of our precious planet and the important responsibility we all have to be stewards of this incredible place we call home.  As I think back on the day, I want to encourage all of you to take a moment…

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 Isn’t it interesting how the world finds it so easy to tear people down and yet finds it so difficult to build people up? I’m not sure why that happens. I just know that this is true. Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams says, “We find it so easy…

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Webster defines accountability as “an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions.” Consider accountability to be a clear commitment that—in the eyes of another– has been kept. Wouldn’t you agree that trust and respect, are built on accountability. When effective teamwork is being discussed, accountability is a part of the equation. Teamwork indicates…

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Motivation has been and continues to be a challenge for organizations and their managers. The concept of motivation is defined as a “personality dimension which occurs as an inner drive or need that leads to sustained effort toward a specific goal.” (Anderson, 1988) In most cases, the managers within an organization are held accountable for…

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It can be frustrating when you learn something great and you want to integrate something new into your practice, your home or in your life but the people with supporting roles want to “just stay the same”. Nothing changes. Nothing happens. The line flattens. You want to “motivate” people to change, but aren’t sure how…

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