Daily Quote: Love and Understanding

“Why is it that people always need love and understanding the most at a time when
they probably deserve it the least?”

~ Lou Holtz

Today;s Quote is in the book:

180 Ways to Spread

Contagious Enthusiasm

180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm




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Some "Just In Time" Tips

Getting everyone on board, focused and working towards the achievement of common goals can be challenging for leaders of all levels. Ultimately, however, it boils down to turning our good intentions into predictable day to day practices. Here are a few “Just In Time” tips for you and your leaders to consider:
  • Teach Business Literacy. One powerful way to build employee commitment is to teach them the business of the business. The more people understand how your organization operates, the better they’ll be able to contribute to your overall mission and the bottom line … and feel like they truly are a part of your success.
  • Address Performance Problems Early.One of the surest ways to damage commitment is allowing some people in your group to get away with sub-par work. When that happens, others have to pick up the slack. You owe it to the rest of the team to address an employee’s deficiencies as soon as you become aware of them. Waiting only increases the intensity of everyone else’s bad feelings.
  • “Spread the Wealth.” Rotate drudge work so that everyone shares part of that routine, less exciting load. Likewise, spread around the high-profile assignments so that each team member has an occasional opportunity to strut his or her stuff.
  • Grow the Job to Grow the Person.Once someone has mastered a job, look for ways to increase their responsibilities and the depth of their tasks. And by all means, involve them in that process. If the job is not expanded – or if there is no challenge to stretch and grow – employees are more likely to become complacent and less committed.
  • Obliterate Their Obstacles. Ask each member of your work group to identify the three most significant obstacles that negatively affect their performance (e.g., faulty equipment, a shortage of needed supplies and information, unclear instructions, prohibitive or obsolete procedures, etc.). Create a master list and start working to eliminate as many of them as you can. Remember that it’s much easier for employees to get and stay committed when they don’t have to “Fight the system” in order to do a good job!

Lead well … LEAD RIGHT

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  • Building Commitment At Work
  • Getting Good At Getting Along
  • Solving People Problems At Work
  • Getting Good At Communicating
  • Making The Most of Mentoring
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Some “Just In Time” Tips

Getting everyone on board, focused and working towards the achievement of common goals can be challenging for leaders of all levels. Ultimately, however, it boils down to turning our good intentions into predictable day to day practices. Here are a few “Just In Time” tips for you and your leaders to consider:
  • Teach Business Literacy. One powerful way to build employee commitment is to teach them the business of the business. The more people understand how your organization operates, the better they’ll be able to contribute to your overall mission and the bottom line … and feel like they truly are a part of your success.
  • Address Performance Problems Early.One of the surest ways to damage commitment is allowing some people in your group to get away with sub-par work. When that happens, others have to pick up the slack. You owe it to the rest of the team to address an employee’s deficiencies as soon as you become aware of them. Waiting only increases the intensity of everyone else’s bad feelings.
  • “Spread the Wealth.” Rotate drudge work so that everyone shares part of that routine, less exciting load. Likewise, spread around the high-profile assignments so that each team member has an occasional opportunity to strut his or her stuff.
  • Grow the Job to Grow the Person.Once someone has mastered a job, look for ways to increase their responsibilities and the depth of their tasks. And by all means, involve them in that process. If the job is not expanded – or if there is no challenge to stretch and grow – employees are more likely to become complacent and less committed.
  • Obliterate Their Obstacles. Ask each member of your work group to identify the three most significant obstacles that negatively affect their performance (e.g., faulty equipment, a shortage of needed supplies and information, unclear instructions, prohibitive or obsolete procedures, etc.). Create a master list and start working to eliminate as many of them as you can. Remember that it’s much easier for employees to get and stay committed when they don’t have to “Fight the system” in order to do a good job!

Lead well … LEAD RIGHT

Just In Time Collection

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Contains All 6 “Just In Time” Books:

  • Building Commitment At Work
  • Getting Good At Getting Along
  • Solving People Problems At Work
  • Getting Good At Communicating
  • Making The Most of Mentoring
  • Getting Good At Getting Organized

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Daily Quote: All Sorts

“It takes all sorts to make a world.”

~English Proverb

Today’s Quote is contained in the book:

Generations Working Together

Generations Working Together


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Daily Quote: Be Blessed

“Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it.”

~Ben Franklin

Today’s Quote is in the book:

May You Be Blessed

May You Be Blessed

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Ethics

Ethics and integrity can best be seen in the behaviors that are exhibited and tolerated within your team. Here are a few questions to consider and ultimately address if your answers are not favorable. Have you and others on your team:

• Told an ethnically or sexually oriented joke?
• Gossiped or spread negative rumors?
• Bad mouthed the company or management?
• Pried into a co-worker’s private affairs?
• Posted something you shouldn’t?
• Passed along information shared in confidence?
• Withheld information that others needed?
• Taken credit for another’s accomplishment?
• Failed to admit to or correct a mistake?
Ethics and integrity are outcomes that occur thru individual actions and behaviors. And, let’s always remember that everything we do counts!

Lead well … LEAD RIGHT

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Do The Right Thing

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Daily Quote: I love you not…..

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”

~Roy Croft

Today’s Quote is from the book:

The Power of 10%: How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

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Stress is a Choice

“Many of us hurry through life going from one place to the next, focused on conquering the next mountain, making the next deal, running the next errand, and believing we will never have enough time to do all the things we need to get done. Yet, there is all the time in the world if we just realize that we are the creators of this life we choose to live. That’s right. Life is a series of choices and being free from stress is one of those choices,” says David Zerfoss in his wildly popular book Stress Is a Choice10 Rules to Simplify Your Life

It is my hope that 2012 will be a year in which you choose to be stress free so that you may live the life that you desire. Please enjoy the excerpt below from Stress Is a Choice10 Rules to Simplify Your Life.

Live Inspired,

Michelle Sedas

Excerpted from Stress Is a Choice by David Zerfoss
Reduce the Numbers

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.” ~Vernon Howard

In this world of instant gratification and unlimited choices, we often find ourselves surrounded by mountains of things – furniture, knick-knacks, toys (for children and adults), tools, clothes and so on. Are all these things bringing us real joy and happiness or prohibiting us from seeing what really matters? It’s amazing what simple rules we can re-learn when we open our eyes to children at play.
Looking back on your early childhood, what intrigued and interested you?
As adults, we often find ourselves acquiring more and more things for ourselves and our children – whether it’s the next great video game, cell phone, computer, or the latest, hot new toy. As we add more and more material things into our lives, we often forget not only what’s most important, but also what it feels like to be childlike – to truly experience life in the moment and therefore be more carefree.
When we focus on what really matters, on what we and our children really “need,” life becomes a whole lot simpler – and something as simple as a dirt pile suddenly becomes a whole lot of fun again!
Some Questions to Ask Yourself:
• How much is enough?
• Where and what can you de-clutter in your life?
• Got dirt?
“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.” ~Edwin Way Teale

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Stress Is a Choice

10 Rules to Simplify Your Life

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Stress is a Choice

“Many of us hurry through life going from one place to the next, focused on conquering the next mountain, making the next deal, running the next errand, and believing we will never have enough time to do all the things we need to get done. Yet, there is all the time in the world if we just realize that we are the creators of this life we choose to live. That’s right. Life is a series of choices and being free from stress is one of those choices,” says David Zerfoss in his wildly popular book Stress Is a Choice10 Rules to Simplify Your Life

It is my hope that 2012 will be a year in which you choose to be stress free so that you may live the life that you desire. David’s 10 rules to simplify your life will provide a game plan for removing the clutter from your life and from your mindset. It’ll get you thinking about ways you can get the stress out of, and the joy in, your life.

Live Inspired,

Michelle Sedas
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Excerpted from Stress Is a Choice by David Zerfoss
Reduce the Numbers“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.” ~Vernon Howard

In this world of instant gratification and unlimited choices, we often find ourselves surrounded by mountains of things – furniture, knick-knacks, toys (for children and adults), tools, clothes and so on. Are all these things bringing us real joy and happiness or prohibiting us from seeing what really matters? It’s amazing what simple rules we can re-learn when we open our eyes to children at play.
Looking back on your early childhood, what intrigued and interested you?
As adults, we often find ourselves acquiring more and more things for ourselves and our children – whether it’s the next great video game, cell phone, computer, or the latest, hot new toy. As we add more and more material things into our lives, we often forget not only what’s most important, but also what it feels like to be childlike – to truly experience life in the moment and therefore be more carefree.
When we focus on what really matters, on what we and our children really “need,” life becomes a whole lot simpler – and something as simple as a dirt pile suddenly becomes a whole lot of fun again!

Some Questions to Ask Yourself:
• How much is enough?
• Where and what can you de-clutter in your life?
• Got dirt?
“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.” ~Edwin Way Teale

Daily Quote: Easier

You will find it easier to do a single, small piece of a large project than to start on the whole job.

~Brian Tracy

Today’s Quote is in the book:

Eat That Frog

Eat That Frog!  21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

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