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First a quote: “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” – Mark Twain I begin this week by offering an assertion, followed by two questions. Through years of experience asking these questions of professionals of all levels, I gained some valuable insight, and...

First a quote: “If we see the world as US versus THEM, we can convince ourselves that US is better than THEM.” – Coach Kim Giles Good morning and happy Monday, This week, I briefly explore a subject related to “Us versus Them” thinking. It is a phenomenon known as...

First a quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”– Dr. Seuss This week, I must have stared at a piece of blank paper for more than an hour before typing the first word of this MMM. I must have started over from...

First a quote: “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brené Brown Please imagine yourself in the following scenario: You are standing backstage at the front of a large auditorium brimming with people. (This scenario is pre-COVID-19 ) You feel...

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...