Broken Things and Breakthroughs

This quote spoke to me: We all have broken things. Perhaps it is the grace by which we handle them that helps us through. Breakdowns in all areas of life are inevitable. Equipment breaks. Software programs get bugs, viruses and become outdated. Belongings wear

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Identify Your Number One Task

Tactical Time Management Tips: The Most Important Task How do I identify my number one task on any given day – the most important task for me to be doing at this moment in time?  Use these time management planning skills and you’ll know

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Goals: The Urgency of “Doing”

When it comes to time management and goal setting, Leonardo da Vinci said, “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” The man in the picture is doing.

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Dissecting The Founder

I found the movie, The Founder, an interesting study in personalities. If you have not taken the time to watch it, the movie is the story of Ray Kroc and the McDonald brothers, Mac and Dick. The movie shows first the positives and then

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Gifts: A Means to an End?

Some Gifts are Intangible and some are Character Gifts. Refrain from using them as a means to an end. “No, you did not give me a gift, you gave me an obligation,” quipped Sheldon, in the TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory, to his

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Questions That Need Answers

Do you want the same? OR do you want me to try to do a better job? I laughed inside when the hair dresser asked me if I wanted a better job than last time. Of course! In the same way, would any employee

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The Stick

Stick, Carrot or F2F? Employees can be motivated by a stick. A boss might use a stick, such as warning, “If you don’t do this, you’ll be fired,” in order to speed up results.  The problem is that after a short time, people begin

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Charismatic Leaders and Diamond Performance

Charismatic Leaders and Diamond Performance

Charismatic Leaders Understand the Qualities of Diamonds In an interview, comedian Joan Rivers was asked how she stayed so thin and trim and the interviewer said, “Do you do a lot of exercising?” “Oh, my Lord no,” said Rivers. “If God had intended me

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Work Your Natural Talents

For Excellence, Work Your Natural Talents With the Strengths Finder The Gallup Organization’s Strengths Finder 2.0 is a valuable assessment tool for individual personal and professional growth and for team development. Karla Brandau routinely uses it in Workplace Power Institute workshops and training programs for

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