The Most Lethal Factor Affecting People in the Workplace (and Everywhere Else)

Only 30 percent of American employees feel engaged or inspired at their jobs and the vast majority of U.S. workers -- 70 percent -- are not reaching their full potential, a Gallup [...]

Two Essential Ingredients Necessary for Change – the Hallmark Secret

Tis the season for Hallmark holiday movies.  I confess I have at least 10 of them saved on my DVR right now.  It seems this time of year I gravitate toward these [...]

2018-08-07T15:21:16-06:00December 6th, 2015|Change, Motivation, Positive Outcomes, Relationships, Success|

When Chasing Your Tail is Beneficial

Sent to me by Fran Kenny, one of my Facebook friends, I share this piece of wisdom today.  I have a slightly different take on some of these (imagine that!), and  I also [...]

Are You Just Being Too Sensitive?

“You’re just being too sensitive.”  Perhaps. Often, however, these words are spoken by someone who’s actually . . . frustrated or afraid of your pain (or your anger). I’ve observed we have a tendency to [...]

How to Transform Politics (and Other Dysfunctional Relationships)

I find politics interesting. I also find it informative, challenging, thought-provoking, and crazy-making. There’s often more talking then listening going on. And there’s a lot of rehearsal about what is to be [...]

The Two Most Powerful Factors That Determine Success in Marriage

Statistically today, 3 in 10 marriages remain healthy and happy, according to “The Science of Happily Ever After” by Ty Tashiro.  So what’s happening in the other 7? How do you safeguard [...]

The Most Powerful Motivator in Business

Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, once said, "There are two things people want more than sex and money...recognition and praise." I’m not sure that’s true, but it’s worth considering. [...]

How to Find Out What They Really Want and Close the Deal

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a potential landscaper/gardener.   Obviously he was eager to impress me with his experience, skills, and pricing.  He was a very pleasant man, appearing quite capable, [...]