Look Beyond

Look Beyond Look beyond yourself today. Focus your attention outwardly. See someone who needs a helping hand. Offer yours. Notice someone who needs words of reinforcement or inspiration. Speak those words. Look beyond yourself today. Reflect on your life. Who has helped you? Who has supported you on your path to today? Say so. Express…

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Passion Leads: Part 3

So, in the past two blogs we have addressed two phases of leadership: (1) leadership of self, and (2) leadership of others. Today, I will address leadership as it pertains to those you serve: your clients, customers, patients—the people with whom you interact in your business or organization. I often say, “You cannot—nor would you…

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Learning

Who decided that regurgitation of information should be called knowledge? Who decided that the educational process should be a memorization of information? Is that what learning and education are all about? Who says? Isn’t learning an experience of life–coming to an understanding of what works and what doesn’t work? Isn’t education a process? A lifelong…

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The Etiquette of Email & Telephone

I know. You have so many things on your plate. It’s difficult to return calls and emails. I get that. It’s difficult for me, also. I do not have any two days that are alike—no regular routine. In fact, I am not, usually, in the same place for two days in a row. So, I…

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Give Gifts

Throughout history, people have always given gifts. Kings have been given gifts and have given gifts to others. Gifts have been given by leaders of one country to the leaders of other countries as a token of esteem and of solidarity. Most countries have museums open to the public for the viewing of gifts that…

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Jameson Irish Whiskey

My husband’s name is John Jameson. His heritage is Scottish. They have the tartan, the crest, the kilt, everything. The founder of one of the major Irish Whiskey distillery’s in Ireland is John Jameson. While there may be a connection between my husband’s family and this now famous brand of John Jameson and Son Irish…

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Notes

Today, I tried to open one of my drawers that is full of boxes of notecards that I absolutely love to collect, write notes upon and send to friends, family and folks I meet along my path. But, the drawer was crammed to fullness and I couldn’t open it. So, I did what any strong,…

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Lessons Learned from Fishing

I’ve come to learn that fishing is much more than casting a line from a pole into a body of water in order to snag various kinds of fish and bring them to the surface for one of two purposes: to be tossed back carefully into the water or to be brought to the shore…

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Write Notes

In today’s digital world, writing a text or e mail is easy, quick and accessible. In fact, with people “on the go” there is a great deal of practicality to this method of “note writing”. However, there is still value in a well-crafted handwritten note. I don’t know about you, but I cannot (and probably…

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