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Develop a New Success Habit: Thank 10 People Every Day…and Mean It!

              Have you ever noticed how often we need assistance? Every day, people serve us at restaurants, salons, and shopping centers. They meet our needs at schools, offices, and hospitals. Occasionally we need police and/or rescue personnel. How often do you take the time to look these people in the eye and let them know you truly appreciate what

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Great Leaders Take Notice of Others

  Everyone has an invisible sign on their back. It says, “Notice me!” To be a better leader, it is important to positively influence employees by creating a culture of both trust and respect. If you don’t notice the hard work people do or help them when they need assistance, then the best part of being a leader – communication – is lost! A word of

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Take a Self-Assessment

      Ask yourself the following questions and give serious thought to your answers: · In the last week, whom have I tried to inspire, motivate, or positively influence? · What are my dreams for myself and for others around me? What am I doing to accomplish them? · Do I look at my life as being half empty, half full, or overflowing with

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Lead by Example

People are watching even the small things their leaders do. With that in mind, ask yourself: Is timeliness important to me? If not, it should be. After all, you can’t expect others to do something you’re not willing to do yourself.   Make it a point this week to arrive 5-10 minutes early everywhere you need to be. If you have been chronically late in

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Tips for Hiring a New Employee

Tip #2 for Hiring a New Employee Before hiring, provide what the expectations are for the new employee in 30, 60, & 90-days in regards to work to complete and how they will need to get along with other employees. Chance favors the prepared, thus leaving nothing to chance!

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Tips for Hiring a New Employee

Tip #1 for Hiring a New Employee Hire the right talent from the beginning. Use scenario-based questions to learn how they critically think and gain a sense for how they will problem-solve. Be slow to hire and, if need be, quick to unhire!

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Make Someone’s Day – Pay it Forward

To become an even better leader, be sure to give thanks to those who are deserving. The following idea is an active exercise for you to try. It will help you to become more aware of  how your words and actions can positively influence others.   Identify two or more people in your life who have set an example of being a great leader. Perhaps

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