09
DEC
2016

Are You A Professional?

The historical meaning of the word ‘professional’ dates back to the 1400’s and is from the Latin root profiteri (pro – before + fateri to acknowledge). As workers became more specialized in their trade, they began to ‘profess’ their skill to...
02
DEC
2016

One Month Left!

Everyone is motivated to do their best at the beginning of the year. The big and bold goals created in January generate the energy required to start strong. Unfortunately, with one month left in 2016, there is a chance you may choose to coast toward the finish line. Either you...
23
NOV
2016

The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving!

In 1822, at the age of 34, Sarah Josepha Hale became a widow and began writing to support her five children because that is what she did best. During her career she wrote one of the country’s most popular poems…”Mary Had a Little Lamb,” authored several...
18
NOV
2016

The Power Of Positive Feedback

Providing positive feedback on a weekly basis is the most cost-effective and powerful tool a leader has to create an engaged workforce and bring out the best in people. Unfortunately, it is also the most under-utilized behavior. Survey after survey has revealed the amount of...
11
NOV
2016

Thank You For Serving

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the courage and sacrifice made by our Veterans. The day is set aside to thank the brave men and women who served honorably in the military during times of war and peace. Veterans Day (originally called Armistice Day) was...
08
NOV
2016

I Voted Today

I hope you voted today. Positive leaders know voting for a President is important but they’re also aware their vote is just the start of a journey between now and the next election. For meaningful change to take place in a country or company, leaders and teams have to work...
28
OCT
2016

Bring Out The Best In Everyone

Are you trying to create positive change in your organization, family or community? Do you want to help your team excel while working together to achieve challenging goals? Do you want to inspire family members to develop more positive behaviors and habits? Do you want to be a...
18
OCT
2016

Salute Someone Today

I recently attended the wake and funeral of a friend who was a remarkable father, husband, son, son-in-law, and friend. He was also a Fireman for 37 years. Whether it was at his house or the firehouse, he dedicated his life to helping and serving others and he always seemed to do...
23
SEP
2016

The Upside Of Down

I read a book recently called, “Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation” by Gabriele Oettingen. She shares some compelling research that shows the benefits of seeing the upside and the downside of the goals we say we want to accomplish. She...
16
SEP
2016

Lead In No Time

Today’s leaders are faced with an overwhelming number of challenges and choices that need to be addressed while they’re being constantly bombarded with emails, phone calls, texts and tweets. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to make meaningful progress on...