Since the beginning of time, wars have been fought in an effort to bring about peace. Have we accomplished that yet? Maybe violence isn't the answer.  I am a peace lover. Not only do I promote peaceful coexistence but I also live peacefully with others. I do not argue or fight; I do not promote or instigate dissension between family or friends; I am careful never to offend anyone and apologize quickly if I do.

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BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP Black Belt Leader as Visionary: Part Two    “A recent national study conducted by MSW Research placed the number of ‘fully engaged’ employees at 29%, and ‘disengaged’ employees at 26% – meaning nearly three-quarters of employees are not fully engaged (aka productive).” – Forbes                                                           

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How many times have you introduced change to your team members and been met with resistance? What causes this resistance? FEAR There are many reasons why your team members react poorly to change.  The first one is fear. They have many fears, but the primary one is how the change is going to affect their job. Believe it or not, most people are self-centered. They are not company centered. They have to know what is

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  Workplace harmony is largely dependent on generational awareness training. Many Baby Boomers are delaying retirement and are working side by side young people young enough to be their children – or grandchildren. Have you heard many Baby Boomers are workaholics while younger workers may demand more of work -life balance?  There are distinctions in core values, behavioral, communication and lifestyles among the generations.  The solution for a growing number of companies is generational awareness

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Having attended and officiated at dozens of weddings, I have come to a conclusion: after every wedding there is a marriage! Some get off to good starts while others begin amidst conflict and uncertainty. Some marriages are healthy and others are sick. Some marriages last a long time and many do not. But, no matter how you slice it; no matter if the wedding is at the courthouse or the church building, no matter if

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How many times have you felt resistance from your group members when you introduced new technology, policies and procedures or a new supervisor? Why are your team members so resistant to change? They have many personal fears which prevent them from quickly adapting including: Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of loss. Fear of upsetting others. Fear of losing their comfort zone. They are basically in the WIIFM (What’s In

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While it's important to understand, express, manage, diffuse, and heal your anger, imagine how much easier it would be to prevent outside forces from irritating you from the get go? You can learn to be emotionally unaffected by the drama and chaos around you. Rest assured, I'm not suggesting that you allow people to behave badly and simply shrug them off. Nor am I recommending that when you see an injustice or someone being hurt

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Follow Your Dream

Posted by Al Spinks
Category : Blog

Have you ever wondered what it means to follow your dream? This past weekend I had the privilege of escorting one of my daughters down the aisle in order to give her away in marriage. Both she and her new husband are young professionals and have many young professional friends that attended the ceremony. In speaking to a number of them I determined that almost all of them were engaged in following their dream in

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   BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP   Black Belt Leader as Beginner: Part Ten   “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —  I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference.”  — Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken   Black Belt Leaders have learned that in any given situation we have the opportunity to either focus on our possibilities or our limitations. It’s up to us. This fact has never

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New Data – New Questions: Management's Link to Higher Profit and Faster Change Kay Sever, CMC, CQIA Optimization/Change Management Consultant, Coach & Strategist – Performance, Culture, Projects, Management Development Companies view optimization mostly as an investment exercise – new equipment and systems that will improve tonnage and reduce cost just because they are installed and being operated/maintained by the workforce. It is important to recognize that these assets don't come with barriers that prevent optimization

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