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Thought for the Week: “If you want people to act like adults, don’t treat them like children.” – Bryan Yager Good morning and happy Monday! For most of my career, I have facilitated workshops on how to be a more effective supervisor, manager, and/or leader. I can’t...
Smiles Matter!

Smiles Matter!

First a quote: “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” –  Mark Twain They say that funerals aren’t about, or for, the deceased, but rather for the loved ones, those left behind, to continue on in life. In so many ways, funerals are rituals...
At My Best, by Choice!

At My Best, by Choice!

Thought for the week: “Even when the world around me seems to be at its worst, I can choose to be at my best.” – Bryan Yager I have noticed a common thread in almost all of my conversations with people around the country over recent weeks and months. People from all...
He Knows My Name!

He Knows My Name!

He Knows My Name! First a quote: “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”—Malcolm S. Forbes. Thanks to all who took time to drop me a note regarding last week’s article, “Made in the Shade!”  I was a...
Made in the Shade!

Made in the Shade!

Originally published on April 23, 2018 First a quote; “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade we do not expect to sit.” —Nelson Henderson My mother (who also raised 6 children) worked in an assisted living facility as a dishwasher for almost 25...
What Echoes Will You Hear Today

What Echoes Will You Hear Today

First a quote: “You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.” – Jennifer Lopez Almost every year, for the last 15+ years, I have been honored to give a short interactive leadership presentation to young people at an annual leadership...
Someone Moved My Cheese… Again!

Someone Moved My Cheese… Again!

Someone Moved My Cheese… Again! “What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? ”– Robert H. Schuller In 1998, a man named Spencer Johnson wrote and published a book called “Who Moved My Cheese?” It has been a phenomenally successful book selling close...
Can Being Right be Wrong?

Can Being Right be Wrong?

First a quote: “I am not interested in being right. But I am very interested in getting it right.” – Joseph Connor Yager Do you remember sitting in a grade school classroom fearing the teacher would call upon you to answer a question, or explain an...