Workshop: What Type of Leader are You?

Join us on March 21, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to noon! Interested to know more about your leadership style? Join like-minded professionals for a morning of self-exploration and find out what type of leader you are! Pssst …. here’s a secret …. You don’t need to change your leadership style to be more effective. You just…

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Four Tips for Supporting Employee Development

Climbing your way to higher job performance requires simple steps Yesterday, Grace wasn’t able to climb stairs. Today she can. A small spine adjustment done by a caring, competent chiropractor did the trick. It was quick. Easy. Simple. Well, not really. Not so quick, not so easy, not so simple. Don’t you wish you could…

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People need time and space for change. Are you giving them both?

Grace went for a walk! Three days in a row! That may not seem like earth-shattering news. But those of you who recall a recent post know that Grace put her foot down (so to speak) and refused walking down the road we had traveled for years. Recent target shooting by a neighbor had frightened…

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When you want to be successful, don’t try it alone

No great accomplishment is ever done alone. Certainly dogs rely on humans for many basic needs, but Grace started out living on the streets by herself. She found her own food and shelter; having enough self-preservation and willpower to do what she needed to survive. But even in those amazingly challenging times, I have no…

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Warning! There may be untapped potential all around you!

What is the potential for any dog? I doubt this question gets asked much by dog owners. Many of us bring a canine pal into our homes for companionship (nothing wrong with that!). But we probably don’t put a dedicated focus on helping them reach their own potential. We’re often more interested in having them…

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Transitions can generate excitement or stress

direct online installment loan lenders The transition of seasons is a fitting metaphor for the changes in our lives and within each of us. The yellow, orange and curry colors of the leaves looked bland yesterday, yet now are a bold contrast against the dusting of snow that fell last night. Fall is not over,…

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Take your chores to the river

There was one woman that we met on vacation that made a major impression on me. Her name is Gitte (pronounced Gee-ta), a Swedish woman who has lived in Alaska for the last 27 years. She was our guide during a 13-hour tour through Denali National Park. This particular tour took you into the park…

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Two steps forward, one step backward

This past weekend, I continued my experiment with Grace in the car. You may recall in a recent postI talked about my success in getting her to decide to lay quietly in her bed—a decision she made on her own versus me luring or commanding her to do so. The next time we did this…

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Making progress is the important thing when you’re looking for changes

The question often comes up: “Is it possible for someone to change?” I believe it’s possible. However, it’s difficult and the circumstances surrounding it have a major impact on the success of the endeavor. First, we need to establish a realistic timeframe; another aspect is to focus on small improvements, without expecting for transformations to…

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