Things Better Left Unsaid

We have all said things better left unsaid, blurting out a thoughtless remark we wish we could take back.  There seems to be an impulse in the back of our minds prompting us with a sharp retort that may be inappropriate or hurtful.  The advent of Facebook has made this a more frequent occurrence.  It’s even easier to be sarcastic

Death Bed Confessions

Bronnie Ware was a palliative caregiver for 8 years.  The experience resulted in a book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departed.  She shares the thoughts, wishes and regrets of those she cared for in their last few weeks of life.

Bedtime Stories

Every day should be National Family Literacy Day! Tomorrow, November 1st is National Family Literacy Day.  Do you remember books at bedtime with a parent?  Did/do you read stories with your own children?  It’s that special one-on-one time

Who Says You Can’t Learn That?

On a lazy Sunday shortly after 8 PM, an eight-year-old boy drove his sister to a local McDonalds for a cheeseburger.  The drive-through staff soon realized this was not a prank, there were no adults in the vehicle!  When the responding policeman investigated, he discovered the parents were home in bed.   

Turn Off The Blender!

Has problem-solving ever felt as if you are stuck in a never-ending blender?  That’s how Janice felt in dealing with issues in her business.  She would get lost in a Google black hole digging for ideas and solutions.  “There comes a point where you’re just wasting time and running in circles.”   

Who’s Your Target? Competitors or Customers?

Kwik Trip more-than-just gas stations are cropping up all over and often across the street from a competing gas station.  In St. Cloud on Tuesday, their gas was $2.439 – across the street it was $2.599.  Thursday the prices were reversed: gas at the competitor’s station was $2.439 and at Kwik Trip it was $2.599.

Do you want your best to leave?

Companies spend billions of dollars on recruiting and interviewing, hoping they’ll hire the very best.  Every day, headhunters and your competitors are seeking ways to lure your most valuable employees away.   

Transforming Stress to Productivity

There is the common misconception that leaders are predisposed to deal with stress more effectively than everyone else. But leaders are made, not born. Sure, some natural born qualities help, but leaders become strong and influential by learning and adapting. One of those things they learn to do is make stress work for them. Instead of letting overwhelming stress impact

Can Families Have A Mission Statement?

Can Families Have A Mission Statement

One of the things I enjoy most about belonging to a book club is being exposed to ideas I have not considered.  In last month’s book, Content Inc. (about providing unique content, growing followers and building a successful business) the author shared The Pulizzi Mission” his family’s mission statement.