Things going against you?

Ever feel like things are going against you? Read more

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On Distance & Laughter

This week’s quote can help with morale, productivity, employee engagement and overall performance.

I see many people pushing (and pulling) in serious pursuit of goals and deadlines.   Often at odds with others on their team.

Hoping to help, their leaders sometimes step in for added push (or pull).  These efforts often backfire because they add pressure which creates distance between people.  And between people and their goals.

Here’s a good thing to remember when stepping in to stressful situations:


Laughter is the shortest distance between two people

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Between you & anything significant…

Might as well accept it…

“Between you and anything significant will be giants in your path.” Read more

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That’s Nonsense!

In celebration of April Fool’s Day…

Though we selected this quote in celebration of April Fool’s Day, we think it would be foolish not to heed these wise words year round.

Nonsense can lead to boosts in morale and productivity.

Causing bumps, jumps, even leaps in the direction of your goals.

For Insiders: 10 Wise Ways to Put Nonsense to Work



*Use this week’s quote as background or wallpaper for your computer with just three clicks.

1. Click on the image above.

2. Right click on the image that appears.

3. On the pull down menu that appears, click on “set as background”. Voila!

There’s still plenty of room on the left side of the screen for all your shortcut icons.

Note: If you don’t like your new wallpaper, don’t want to replace it with a quote from the Business Class Quote Library and don’t know how to get rid of it…… Go to your control panel. Select “Display”. Select “Desktop”. And then choose from the designs offered.”

Or print the PDF version below. Just click on the printer icon in lower right corner of the image.

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One last note: In addition to bite-size bits for daily learning and reinforcement, we also offer on-site workshops and individual coaching, all tailored to the needs of the individual or organization. Contact Jan to discuss your needs:

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10 Ways to Put Nonsense to Work

If you’ve had the pedal to the medal, pushing hard to make sales quotas, budget projections and production schedules, it’s time to put our Quote of the Week to work.


Just a little nonsense can do wonders for office atmosphere and productivity – thereby improving your business.

And besides, April is Stress Management Month. And doesn’t nonsense lead to laughter? And isn’t laughter like a mini-vacation?

So – here are 10 ways to put nonsense to work at work. If you have any to add, we’d love to hear from you! And we welcome photos!

Warning: If you choose to do any of these things, you may feel like a fool. Your teammates may roll their eyes. But they will laugh too. And that will lighten the load, break the tension and maybe even bring people closer together. Not just today – but down the road as they think about or talk about the day that ___________ (fill in the blank). Read more

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