Grit, Initiative, Creative Problem Solving

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To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words

From Harvard Business Review, Tricia Brouk provides excellent advice on how to give a great presentation including how to pitch a presentation by distilling your message to 15 words. She writes: Know how to pitch. When you understand and master the pitch, you’ll get onto more stages, which in turn will give you the confidence to [...]

By |2019-08-24T08:02:31-04:00July 21st, 2019|Influence|Comments Off on To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words

Overcoming Debt Depression & Improving Your Health Both Mentally & Financially

Photo by Alice Pasqual on Unsplash By Andrew Rombach From student loans and mortgages to car payments and credit cards, Americans have a lot of debt. In fact, according to Northwestern Mutual, the average personal debt in this country exceeds $38,000 (excluding mortgages). Most debt is from credit cards and mortgages, each making up 25%. The total consumer [...]

By |2019-06-02T16:46:13-04:00June 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Overcoming Debt Depression & Improving Your Health Both Mentally & Financially

Is Online Therapy Right for You?

By Marie Miguel. Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target [...]

By |2019-08-24T08:03:33-04:00March 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Online Therapy Right for You?

Make Your Stress Work for You

Marie Miguel By Marie Miguel. Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, [...]

By |2019-03-17T11:41:34-04:00March 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Make Your Stress Work for You

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

by Wendy Dessler   Putting the right people in place is a key part of achieving small business success. As a business owner, hiring people who can lead your company into the future is essential. While businesses spend millions of dollars a year on leadership development, nearly 71 percent of business owners feel like the [...]

By |2018-11-18T14:03:17-04:00September 16th, 2018|Whatever you are, be a good one.|Comments Off on Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

15 Traits of Unstoppable People

From Entrepreneur, Deep Patel provides an excellent list of 15 traits of unstoppable people. These are my favorites from his list: 2. They develop a clear vision. Every path to success starts with a vision; it’s what gives you direction. It’s your reason for working as hard as you do. Once you have a vision for what you [...]

By |2018-08-11T17:24:49-04:00August 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 15 Traits of Unstoppable People

How to Tell Your Story 

  From 99U, Matt McCue provides a terrific 5 step process for telling a story. Matt writes: Here’s a five-step guide for how to build and develop a compelling narrative. It uses 99U articles as examples, so readers can see how an editorial property evaluates ideas, decides which ones get published, and why. Granted, there is [...]

By |2018-10-14T10:30:19-04:00June 3rd, 2018|Storytelling|Comments Off on How to Tell Your Story 

My dad and Jean Valjean

​My dad died three years ago. He was 85 and had slipped dramatically in the year before his death so it was not a surprise to anyone. My dad was a kind, generous, complicated man. When he played with young children, he was exceptional.  My godson, Jason, once called  him "Mr. Teaserman."  Many of my memories [...]

By |2018-02-04T11:55:51-04:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My dad and Jean Valjean

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

  For a long time, I have believed that one difference between good and great people is their ability to have difficult conversations -- conversations involving conflicts, delivering bad news, or other unpleasant conversations -- and so I appreciate good advice on how to get difficult conversations back on track.  Monique Valcour, in the Harvard [...]

By |2017-08-13T09:19:08-04:00November 15th, 2017|Influence|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track