Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm! They love what they do and feel they are important at work – and do important work! Here are five ways to make your your workplace a fun place to be! 1. Give others permission to be joyful! Our first step to creating…

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“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is.  The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”   Virginia Satir I found this fantastic quote and thought ‘wow’! Of course! But often it’s the most obvious things that we lose sight of in this age of super…

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Feelings in Business

Ask yourself this question…how much have humans really fundamentally changed in the last 1000 years? What still really matters when all the trappings of the western world are taken away? What are the most current problems for people at work? Who was the best boss you ever had – and why? More and more science…

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Emotional intelligence is all about being connected. Connection is the key to all life let alone business – because it creates feelings. And feelings are at the core of ALL successful businesses – whether it is sales, customer service, leadership, teams or anything else! Why is connection important? Research shows us that people who are…

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Last week I was speaking to a lovely group in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. I was telling them about my niece’s first gym competition. At the time she was 9 and I was (and still am) a very doting and enthusiastic Aunt! In between exercises (which I must say were not that exciting and seemed to me…

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Mindfulness. It’s a buzz word right now. Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to improve their leadership skills. Students are being taught to be more mindful to perform better in tests – everyone is…

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Most definitions of business strategies revolve around the theme of long term plans of action designed to achieve a particular goal or set of objectives. I heard the worldwide CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi speak at a conference once, and he said that all their campaigns and strategies are based on a key finding: that…

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3 ways to connect with yourself and others

Because we live such materialistic lives today, many of us expect solutions to be expensive, complicated, time-consuming and difficult. Following are 3 simple (and free) ideas on how to connect with yourself, others and life! Connecting Time – Make the time to connect with others We might see our best friends only once a month…

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Your job is your job, but it can also be your work, depending on how you look at it and how you do it. Your work is manna for the soul. It fulfills you and satisfies you, and it usually involves serving others. Go to your job today and make it your work. Everyone in…

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Being a leader means working with humans (in the most part!), and humans operate on the fuel of feelings. A leader with a high EQ (emotional intelligence), will foster a workplace where people can feel good about themselves and therefore be more engaged with their work. In a nutshell, people who feel good about themselves…

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