Archive for February, 2010

Feb 18 2010

Filling Buckets

Published by under Management

By Jeri Mae Rowley In 2002, Donald O Clifton, Ph.D., former chairman of the Gallup Organization, was honored by the American Psychological Association as the “Father of Strengths Psychology” and the “Grandfather of Positive Psychology. These awards recognized Dr. Clifton’s half century of study to understand the effects of “positivity” on people and organizations. That […]

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Feb 18 2010

On My Mind: Leading Change

Published by under Change,Management

By Jeri Mae Rowley As leaders, we hold the key to successful change in the palm of our hand…especially if we happen to be holding a mirror. Change While researching the subject of “change” I came across two related stories. The most recent story is about a scientific breakthrough takes place in 2010. But the […]

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Feb 17 2010

On My Mind: Listen With Your Heart

Published by under Citizen Service

By Jeri Mae Rowley We hear with our ears.  We listen with our hearts. In the Chinese language, the active verb “to listen” is created with four characters: ears, eyes, undivided attention, and heart.  If one of these elements is missing—you aren’t really listening. We hear with our ears. We listen with our hearts. Some […]

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Feb 17 2010

Show Appreciation

Research from the U.S. Department of Labor reveals the main reason people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated. And, a Gallup Poll reports, two thirds of employees received no recognition for good work in their workplaces.

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Feb 17 2010

Make Meetings Matter

Published by under Business

Any meetings we hold need to result in benefits that exceed the investment of time and talent made to attend. Meetings need to “matter.”

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Feb 17 2010

Lead Like Santa

Simply start with this list — and check it twice.
Be a legendary leader — with Santa’s advice!

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Feb 17 2010

Hats Off To You!

Published by under Stress Busting

On my mind lately are the many “hats” we wear. Taking an inventory of the hats in our lifestyle wardrobe is really enlightening—especially when we combine our hat inventory with an actual headcount. On your 100th birthday, are there any hats you would regret not having worn more often? Are there unimportant hats that are taking the place of the ones that really matter most to you?

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Feb 17 2010

On My Mind: Fortune Favors The Brave

Published by under Business

By Jeri Mae Rowley, MS Human Resource Management The Latin proverb “Fortes adiuvat” reminds us “Fortune favors the brave.” It would be a stretch to say an economic downturn is a “good time” to start a business.  Yet, 16 out of the 30 of the current Dow Jones Industrial Average corporations started during a recession.  […]

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Feb 17 2010

E-Mail Netiquette

When you correspond with e-mail, you’ll be using a communications form still in its infancy. And, you’ll join over 930 million people worldwide. That’s a lot of humans to remember!

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Feb 14 2010

Court Your Customers

Roses are red. Violets are blue.
If you don’t court customers . . . they’ll find someone new.

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