Angels Everywhere

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It’s easy to forget the impact we have and could have.

In our role as leaders,  as family and community members, each of us has the opportunity to affect others in simple, yet powerfully positive ways.

The way Mr. Parsons, Mr. Lewis and others did in the story below.

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Art, Ryan and I rode the train from the Atlanta airport to the Peachtree Center Station.

We asked an attendant how to get to our hotel. His name was Mr. Parsons. As he gave directions, he walked with us down one escalator, through the subway area and then up another escalator. It was a long walk. There was time for him to tell us a little history about the area, tell us about some interesting spots to visit and even talk a bit about sports. We asked where we could get a route map for the train. “I just happen to have one right here,” he said as he pulled one from his pocket Read more

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Time to Change Tradition?

There are all kinds of traditions at all times of the year.

Whether it’s the tradition of having pizza in the living room on Sunday nights.  Or Tuesday lunches with the boys. Or Wednesday date nights without the kids. Or annual shopping trips for sisters.

Traditions can be powerful.

Reassuring.

Grounding.

Bonding.

The holidays are especially full of traditions.

And sometimes they need to change. Read more

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10 Things to Capture Before Year End

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Ever feel like you deal with the same mistakes and problems over and over again? Ever feel like you wrestle with the same decisions over and over again? Maybe even bounce back and forth between the same solutions which curiously seem to fail over and over? Such a WASTE of time.

It’s enough to drive morale and productivity into the dirt, people out the door and the bottom line into the red zone.

Much of this could be avoided with mindful preservation of institutional memory. Read more

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Happy Thanksgiving

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A holiday quote  from Tom Turkey.

If you can't be content with what you have, be grateful for what you have escaped.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving – celebrating all that you’ve received.

And all that you’ve escaped.

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Depressed by all that’s left to do?

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Common conversation in offices everywhere is the seemingly insurmountable amount of work left to be done on a particular project. Or in a particular department. Or at home. Or…

There’s not enough time, not enough people. Discouragement and despair sending morale and productivity spiraling down down down.

This quote can help you stop, maybe even reverse that.

So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done.

Use this quote as a reminder for yourself. Use it to launch a discussion with your staff about what’s left to do and  how much time it will take.  You may discover some things that don’t really need to be done!

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