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What's Your Legacy?

Most people think about legacy at the end of their careers as they near retirement age. But the time to think about it is now as that will make you a better leader today. And a better team mate no matter your position! A key question to ponder


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Setting Clear Expectations - A Key to Better Employee Engagement

Management training shows how to establish, write and communicate clear job performance expectations effectively and create a solid basis for appraisal and performance management efforts. Setting performance expectations...


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Eight Signs of Ineffective Managers

Eight Signs of Ineffective Managers Effective managers do more than just supervise employees. They take responsibility for ensuring that an individual succeeds, and that the team, department, or business unit ach...


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Eliminating Management Derailers

Eliminating Management Derailers More and more is being asked of managers in today's business world.  And because of that the importance of their success is even more critical to any organization.  It's easy as a new, reassig...


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Why We Need Annual Reviews

Today there are a number of people and some companies that are either questioning the need for annual reviews or even doing away with them completely. And some of those companies make a strong argument for why they did so, yet in explaining why


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BE SURE TO GIVE THANKS...ALL YEAR LONG

What's that you say? Give "thanks"? Isn't that just for Thanksgiving? Not in my book. The holidays are absolutely my favorite time of year to thank people for their efforts, dedication, accomplishments, loyalty and results for the past year. It


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Great Leaders in Today's World

Times have changed. And so have some of the attributes that make great leaders to guide us through these challenging times. Now, more than ever, the world at work and everywhere needs and is looking for leaders to show us the way.
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Being Inspired and Having a Dream Makes ALL the Difference

In thinking about this month's newsletter and the topic of inspiration and fulfilling your dreams, miraculously a "message" came into view. Late last night(Sunday) on TV, while struggling to sleep, the movie "The Rookie"(the baseball movi...


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Staying motivated through good times and bad

Here's some real-world advice on how to stay motivated even during difficult times. LIFE is an emotional roller coaster, and unless you figure out how to manage those emotions and keep yourself motivated, you'll have a d...


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What It Takes To Be a Leader Today

Times have changed. And so have some of the attributes that make great leaders to guide us through these challenging times. Now, more than ever, the world at work and everywhere needs and is looking for leaders to show us the way.
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Declare Your Independence

If you want your team to perform a certain way, you're going to have to let them know what that way looks like. And, you're going to have to reinforce it over time - through regular meetings, encouragement, and occasionally even corrections or w...


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Setting Clear Expectations - A Key to Better Employee Engagement

Management training shows how to establish, write and communicate clear job performance expectations effectively and create a solid basis for appraisal and performance management efforts. Setting performance expectations...


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Creating the Right Work Environment

Employee engagement isn't controlled by an on-off switch. Instead, you'll find that most people will thrive in certain environments, and will flounder or become frustrated in others. While much of this fit is personal, there is a lot you can do


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What Handicap??

The following are some excerpts and highlights from an article posted to the internet on March 31, 2015, entitled "6 Inspiring Stories of Overcoming Adversity". This just hits the highlights! If you're a baseball fan-and...


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Welcome Inspiration from an Unexpected Source

Iowa High School Wrestler Forfeits to Honor Opponent Who Died by Bob James Just days before Christmas, an Iowa high school wrestler collapsed during a match and died hours later. During the...


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Persistence And An Unwavering Will To Succeed!

In my home area of Peoria, IL and the surrounding communities in this metro area many folks now more than ever remember to give thanks for those very things. Why? Because November is the month two years ago when the community of Washingto...


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Don't Fall Back on Employee Engagement

Times have changed. And so have some of the attributes that make great leaders to guide us through these challenging times. Now, more than ever, the world at work and everywhere needs and is looking for leaders to show us the way.
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No Excuses

One of the key elements of successful people in all walks of life seems to be their amazing capacity for focus, clear goals, determination, the willingness and ability to learn and adapt as things change or circumstances out of their control come int...


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WHO'S THE CUSTOMER??

While on a very recent working vacation out in my home away from home, Colorado, I was reminded of that first hand. And in line with that need for change in order to positively impact employee engagement, we are also presenting the newsletter in...


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STOP Doing It All Yourself & DELEGATE!!

Leave your ego at the door.  A big mental speed bump to delegation is that "If you want it done right, then do it yourself." Remember, you're not the only person in the world who can do it right. You may be the only person who can do it right at th...


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