Search our blog to find articles by the best and brightest in their field.

MVP Blog Database

Hot Topics

Posted by (Bj) Bonnie Wray-German on January 1, 2000
Category: Blog, Sucess

  I. Success – “Decide Success: Twelve Action Steps from Vision to Faith – Students, executives, professionals, managers, sales, supervisors, office, plant, etc.”   II. Inspiring – Reclaim Positive Perspective by Embracing Adversity: Recognizing Inspirational Silver Linings that Reveal Your Life’s Purpose – You have the Power to Create Your Own Personal Transformation Plan”   III. Law – “Just Enough to be Dangerous: What every person should know about the Law & Proactive Prevention Programs – Executives, professionals, managers, sales, supervisors, office, plant, etc.”  

I‘ve been blessed in my life. I’ve had eighteen dogs, all of whom were sweet and loving. I’ve never had an aggressive dog with the exception of one – Huggy Bear. Huggy was a black Great Dane that came to us when he was just a pup. Big floppy ears, giant paws, and a single white spot on his chest – he’s going to be a perfect dog for our four young children, I thought. And he was, for the most part, until he was about three months old. Huggy Bear began having difficulty

Historically, today’s workplace is the most diverse with respect to age that has ever existed. Understanding generational influences and characteristics that have been researched and reported by various authors can help you to understand why employees may not be connecting in the workplace.  When considering the characteristics of each generation it should be understood that demographics are generalizations that point to trends rather than finite data facts. Traditionalists, Silent, Veterans………………………………….Born between1927–1945 Baby Boomers……………………………………………………….. Born between1946 –1964 Generation X or Xers……………………………..Born between 1965 and the early 1980’s Generation Y, Millennial, Echo Boomers………………………..Born between 1981–2000 Gen 2020……………………………………………………………………….Born after 2000 Each of the


I. Parkinson’s Saved My Life: Really? … Really!
Truly believing that everything happens “for the best” is a life philosophy that brings the higher level of awareness necessary to make the decision to successfully embrace life’s challenges.
The presenter draws on his own personal experiences with a progressive, degenerative disease early in his adult life to demonstrate that even being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can actually be a life-saving event.  He discusses his life in 2002 when he was diagnosed and compares it to the quality of his life today. If this can be done



Black Belt Leader As Beginner: Part Fifteen

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

Few people I know like to the process of resolving disagreements. In fact, when they hear “conflict” they automatically equate it with fighting. Yet one is not  comparable to the other. Conflict is simply two forces in opposition. Fighting is defined with such words as “violent, battle, combat, hostile encounter”. Conflict resolution need not be hostile at all. In fact, there are many advantages to having disagreements with others. Our differences challenge us to see things from another perspective, to open our minds to new possibilities, to learn and grow.  We are given opportunities to expand our creative process of

Leadership Character #2

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 1, 2000
Category: Blog, Building Character, Leadership

What strange thing is man: Born without asking: Lives without knowing: Dies without wanting! …during the course of life, this strange thing called man must properly manage his life if he or she is going to be an effective leader.  Understanding one’s role as a leader means that attention must be given to living by virtue.  Attention must be given to developing noble traits.  In other words, good leaders must rise above the average way of living and excel in such ways that their good character is part of the reason they are able to lead.  By their good qualities

I have been building a large cactus garden in the backyard. I thought I was almost done until the 10 tons of screened crushed white marble to be used as a decorative floor in the garden was delivered. The problem was not the quantity of rock – it was the quality… too many fines and rocks of varying sizes. I called the rock company (the retailer) about the inconsistency and was told that 1) they accept every shipment they get from their supplier and 2) I should have checked their inventory in the back

How much time do you waste every day due to those people who are time disruptors? Do you have people who try to reverse delegate to you? Do you have team members who want to chat? Do you have a boss who wants to usurp your time by repeating old stories? How can you get past these time robbers without seeming rude? GIVING BACK THE ASSIGNED WORK When your team members try to reverse delegate back to you the things you assigned to them, how do you handle the situation? Most supervisors get tired of giving instructions and figure that

More Meaningful Than Happiness

Posted by Janet Pfeiffer on January 1, 2000
Category: Blog, Happiness

Go on Amazon. Do a search for books on happiness. You’ll find over 15,000 titles. Everyone wants to be happy and some need help finding it. Some even believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. We seek people and things that will fulfill this dream. “I want to marry someone who’s going to make me happy.” “I love going skiing – I’m in heaven when I’m on the slopes.” “I’m happiest when I’m with my grandchildren. But then they leave and I’m totally sad.” And therein lies the problem. If we seek people and/or things