If you want a better future you must imagine it first, says David Morey, Vice Chairman of Core Strategy Group, an innovative Washington marketing and communications firm. “Winning always begins with practical dreaming,” Morey says.  “You’ve got to have a clearly defined destination in mind, that ‘shining city on a hill’…toward which you and your team keep working.”  And in today’s business climate, you’ll need all the imagination and creativity you can get—because the only

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Employees who still have a job with you are “mighty scared” for their economic future. Health care costs in the form of higher premiums and deductibles are eating them up. They might be in danger of losing their home. Their savings are dwindling or gone. The value of their dollars is diminishing. Taxes are about to go up. Social security benefits are being cut. Credit card debts are out of control and credit is drying

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When was the last time someone pushed your emotional buttons? They knew exactly what to do or say to cut you to the core emotionally. Yes, I know we all have them. I refer to those “negative Nellie” folk as emotional button pushers. Quite frequently we find that we are related to those emotional downers. We try to brush it off as “it is just one of those days.” Murphy’s Law declares that what could

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Making a Great First Impression

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How to Get a Promotion

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I am constantly confronted by seminar attendees with the notion that accounting is complicated. I tell them what I firmly believe, accounting is simple if made simple! I then proceed to make it simple and challenge attendees to agree as I expose the process to them. Most eventualy agree! I use a personal checking account in many instances to make the point of the simplicity of accounting. I enjoy training Non-Financial Professionals in the Foundation

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Eminent leadership authority Warren Bennis once wrote that many leaders he had met had at one time in their lives been tested to their limits. Such experiences mold character and give the leader insight into self that is necessary to carry on. This insight came to mind as I read Randall Stross’s perceptive piece in The New York Times on Steve Jobs’ exit from Apple in 1985 and his subsequent experience with the computer startup company, Next.

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Seriously, think about it. How many times have you questioned your self worth, after a comment was made about your services, skills, or knowledge of a topic. Repeatedly you would replay the event in your mind, again and again, wondering what you did wrong…or did someone not clearly understand you? This feeling of angst can simply eat at you. You will let it lie dormant for a while, but it can silently surface, again and

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If you watched the Masters Golf Tournament, you watched a truly riveting game. Something that nobody would believe to describe a golf game! But it was the “rise and fall” of Rory Mcllroy, and also of Tiger Woods! It seemed that Rory had this game locked up. Each and every hole he commanded the lead. And even towards the end of the game Tiger came “roaring” back and it was tie…for awhile. And then Rory

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