Shine as a Top Employee

Of course, you want to make the best impression possible on your employer, and you can take several concrete steps to show yourself as a top employee. By accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative, you can make it happen, putting yourself in the best position to excel. Offer solutions instead of problems. In every… Read more »

Will Choosing Happiness Change Your Perspective?

Did Pollyanna have it right? Can playing the Glad Game really help us become happier? Apparently, yes. Perspective really does factor in to whether we feel happy or not, and sometimes choosing happiness really does give us a more positive outlook on life, especially during the tougher times. Make your own weather. As one educator… Read more »

What Is Your Next Level Up?

For those of us who play video games, we know that “leveling up” means earning more prizes, getting better weapons, improved abilities to fight against the enemy and complete whatever quest the game lays out. How can we do that in real life and what benefits will it have? Consider your definition of personal success…. Read more »

Are You Always in a Hurry? Slow Down Now!

The alarm goes off. Once you’ve had your cup of coffee, you need to get dressed, brush your teeth, walk the dog, prep lunch for yourself/the kids, check social media/check email, eat something … rush through traffic, get to work, check email, meeting, meeting, get work done, revise deadlines … does this sound familiar? Hopefully… Read more »

The Costs of an Empty Chair

When a position is open, it may seem like a smart idea to wait and see if it really needs filling, or take time with finding the very best candidate, but that sort of thinking can become expensive in more ways than one. While it makes sense to take hiring seriously, leaving a position vacant… Read more »

Turn Mistakes and Failure into Learning and Success

None of us likes to fail, yet we all know in our minds and hearts that we can’t truly learn without it. J.K. Rowling was mid-divorce and, in her words, “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless,” when someone finally decided to publish her book about a boy… Read more »

Rejoice Grandparents

[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][fusion_text] On September 13 we celebrate Grandparents Day and the wisdom, experience, and love they can share with all of us. Too often in today’s culture there is a disconnect between children and their grandparents due to… Read more »