Are Introverts Strong Leaders?

A Tribute to George H. W. Bush’s Personality Strengths I watched the celebrations of the life of George H. W. Bush during last week’s funeral proceedings and listened to the tributes lauding his leadership. He was described by many as the consummate public servant

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The Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude Challenge: Thank at least one person every day for 21 days. It had been a particularly hard week. I don’t remember the details of my problems (you seldom do) but I was having a hard time going to sleep because of “Oops” “Should not

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Audio Book On Amazon

How To Earn The Gift of Discretionary Effort Audio Now Available on Amazon Business management experts Karla Brandau and Douglas Ross announce the audio version of their 21st century leadership book, How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort, is now available on Amazon

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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 Software programs get bugs, viruses and become outdated.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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