Leadership

It’s Not Failure, It’s an Opportunity

Have you ever had a plan that didn’t work out as you had hoped? If your plans are always perfect, I applaud you. Mine usually go off without a hitch, but this weekend I did have a bit of a hitch. I used it as a teaching opportunity for my kids and to remind myself…

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Celebrate Success

We have just finished Q3 and are sliding into home plate for Q4. A friend of mine recently said at her quarterly planning session that games are won in the 4th quarter. I loved that analogy. The game has certainly been going on all year but technically what we do in these next 13 weeks…

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Time Management Tips Part 2

How did you do managing your time this past month? What methods did you use? I would love to hear from you, so please shoot me an email to tell me what you found. If you missed out on part one of our two-part time management series, you can find it here. Here comes the…

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Employee vs. Team Member

I’ve always had an issue with the word “employee.” To me the word has a negative/hard tone to it. It reminds me of the old days of factory workers on an assembly line. In my head I picture the mean boss, yelling at his workers with no care or concern for them as people. They…

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Five Articles for Personal and Business Success

One of our core values is intentional learning. This is how we define intentional learning: Learning has always been one of the things I enjoy the most. From a young age I always wanted to read and now that I’m older I love to read for learning. While my type of reading for learning isn’t…

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Vision for the Next Quarter and Beyond

I just love ending the 1st quarter and going into the second quarter of the year, it helps you see your vision clearly. Last week our leadership team had our quarterly meeting. During this meeting we revisit the goals we set for the year, look at how we did with our first quarter goals to…

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Set Aside 20 minutes each day to…

I am amazed at how many self-help books have been written, You Tube videos produced, blogs poured over by a late night blogger or well-meaning author about what we should do with our time, our talents, etc. It has to be in the bazillions! What I’m MORE amazed at is how little we actually implement…

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TrainerTainment's Top Reads

TrainerTainment’s Top Book Reads We are only two weeks into the new year, and I think I have purchased a dozen books to read in the next few months. Some of those books are the Jack Reacher series, but most of them are to help me become a better marketer, a better leader, and for…

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Motivation to Finish the Year Strong!

Motivation is a tricky thing. If you are a parent of more than one child, you know that each of your children requires a different method of motivation. The same is true for your staff. The real key to motivation is to pay attention to how motivated you are. Your team pays more attention to…

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Leadership is Complicated Sometimes

This week my husband had his annual review. He had prepared himself based on last year’s review and his boss’s leadership style, so he wasn’t surprised by the outcome. Last year, his boss made him create an action plan for the year and they reviewed it together.  There were a few things that really rang…

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