Excuse or Reason?

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse. An excuse is given to try to remove blame from; a reason is a statement or fact that explains why. (Merriam-Webster dictionary) Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. (American Proverb)

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Crossing Over From Team to Family

“Crossing Over” from one place to another in life creates many emotions. You can probably think about more than one occasion when you crossed over……from single to married, non-parent to parent; renter to homeowner; young to old, etc. Teams focus on the Project, Families focus on  the People. When we are not focused on the what, then […]

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Servant-Leadership, is it really effective?

When we understand the meaning of the word “respect”, to admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements, then it does not make sense that a leader believes respect can be demanded.                                     […]

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Listening to unspoken words

Feeling left out or ignored at work can have tremendously negative effects on workers’ well-being. In a recent survey, researchers at the University of Ottawa found that workplace ostracism does greater harm to employees’ happiness than outright harassment. But what does feeling “included” at work even mean? And how can managers foster an environment where […]

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When Leadership is the Problem…

When the leadership is the problem, then why persevere, why endure? “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” Colin Powell […]

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Enjoying the Workplace

What is it you enjoy about the place where you work ? Statistics show that we spend more time in a workplace than we do at home or in church. So shouldn’t the workplace be a place that we enjoy? And shouldn’t those whom we work with be perceived as part of an extended family […]

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No Response……No Communication

 My Team Family Disconnect……Hello ?! “Did you receive the email?”  http://myteamfamily.com/no-response   In an email to the Manager, the Supervisor outlined instructions on how to resolve a conflict with an employee and suggested that the Manager confirm with the team leader for the correct form to complete the report. The Manager forwarded the email directly […]

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The Five Areas of Life

In the five areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, financial and physical growth happens when you give of yourself for the benefit of others. The things that you are trying to achieve in each of these areas are given back to you, pressed down shaken together and running over. It is the use of these […]

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