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Good Things Come To Those Who Work

Shameless Self Promotion Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”― Mae West My first two books have won 2019 Gold Awards from Reader Favorites. Publishing the first book was really hard, the second only slightly easier. Image by the Author I am surprised and grateful. While …

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The President’s Pee Wee Herman Defense: “I Know You Are, But What Am I?”

Image by 8470024 from Pixabay “I know you are, but what am I?” No matter what happens our current President projects the issues unto someone else. Whatever he did is projected unto someone, anyone else. It is amazing to watch. I am reminded of the scene in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure where he and his friend engage …

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Letting Your Cat Sleep in Your Bed Is Good for Your Health

Dark Tales Image by Jim Combs from Pixabay During a 10 year study, researchers found that cat owners showed a 30% lower risk of death from a heart attack compared to non-cat owners. I was asleep when something heavy sat on my chest then lightly patted me in the face. When I didn’t respond, I got another …

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When Your Boss’s Career Is in Trouble, So Is Yours

Tainted Leadership Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay “You can be the most productive and most effective, but politics show up as ego, jealousy and sabotage from bosses who can’t perform.” ― Richie Norton I was having a good year until I wasn’t. I had established trust with my boss. My team was meeting or beating the group …

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I’m tired of the Presidential $h*t Show but I’ll be damned if I let them steal my joy.

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay They will not steal my joy. I’m fighting back. You can too. “We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.“-Franklin D. Roosevelt Taking the ten simple actions below will bring back much …

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In Leadership, There Are Few Lone Wolves

Collaborative Management Image by Bernd Hildebrandt from Pixabay “Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” ― Patrick Lencioni Working well with others is one key to success. I was straight out of Engineering school. I landed a job with a Fortune 500 aerospace company. …

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Don’t Burn Your Bridges While You Are Still Standing On Them

Vindictive Leadership Image by Noupload from Pixabay Once you notify your boss you have a new job, you must leave. No back zees. “You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this …

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Crazy Well-Loved Pets: Why Must You Poo When I Do?

Dark Tales Image by Merio from Pixabay “I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” — Bill Dana I want you near me, but this is ridiculous. Why does my cat poo when I do? Whenever I go to the bathroom, one of my cats follows …

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Don’t Let Management Treat You Like a Sucker, Stand Up

Differential Leadership “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Image by Paul Sprengers from Pixabay If you are following the rules, written or unwritten, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do what everyone else is doing. The bosses may …

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