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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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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Make People Feel Important

 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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Be Accountable

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 & Communication

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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Motivation & Change

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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Motivation

This is the first of a three part series of blogs on the subject of motivation. Certainly, this is applicable in the workplace, but, I encourage you to translate all this information to your home and personal life, as well. After all, isn’t motivation important to us in all our relationships? No matter what your…

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Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure:  A barrier to goal setting  For some people—maybe you–their inner “self-talk” feeds negativity into the subconscious about goal accomplishment. You might recognize that voice: “Oh, really? You think you can do that? Well, you cant.” or “Who do you think you are? You know you can’t do that.” or “You don’t deserve…

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The Essential Steps

“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~ Michelangelo So, you have carved out an hour and you have decided to write your goals. It’s a good way to start out the new year. You…

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