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DISAPPOINTMENT – STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING SETBACKS

There’s no avoiding it. You win some and lose some. Health changes. You fall short on goals. Circumstances conspire to prevent desired outcomes. An article in Psychology Today by Dr. Melanie Greenberg described strategies for overcoming setbacks. I jotted down some thoughts about her guidance. Face the truth. Every disappointment deserves assessment. Some get stuck at […]

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TAKING PROACTIVE STEPS TO REDUCE WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS IN 2023

Here’s an interesting finding: “America’s cancer mortality rate has fallen 32% since the early 1990s.” To hear one has cancer is sobering news. But it’s not the guaranteed death sentence it once was. Cancer deaths declined as people smoked less. In other words, it declines when you stop doing the things that cause cancer.  Cancer deaths declined […]

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DOES YOUR TEAM KNOW YOUR VALUES?

One of the coaches I admire most is Steve Kerr, basketball coach for the Golden State Warriors. I’m enjoying reading a biography about him. As a team leader, he promotes four key values: joy, compassion, mindfulness, and competition. Joy. Teams should have fun. The time spent together should have meaning. Progress inspires joy. Achievement inspires […]

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HIRING/EVALUATION CHECKLIST

The following is a list of characteristics that employers value when hiring and evaluating employees. They are in order of importance: Positive Attitude Reliable Good Work Ethic Punctual Friendly Follow Through Flexible Hours Experience Respects Authority Dresses Correctly Interesting list, isn’t it? It doesn’t say grades in school. It doesn’t say technical skill. It doesn’t […]

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