Happy Sprinkles Everyone!

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Working, shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking, partying…it’s enough to make a person sick. And tired and stressed and maybe even a bit Scrooge-like. Terrible for the morale and productivity of any person, any leader, any team. This week’s quote stems from a story that has contributed to the prevention and reversal of much Scrooge-like behavior over the years. Because of that, it has become a tradition to share it far and wide. let there be sprinkles everywhere For full appreciation, be sure to read: Traditions. Here’s an exerpt: Read more

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The Main Thing

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Thanksgiving is done, only  days until Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and a new year.

it can be a wacky time. Running in a million directions. Too many directions. Not getting anything done and/or not doing it well.

This week’s quote is a critical reminder for leaders everywhere.

During the last 16 days of the year, what IS the main thing for your team?

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Happy Thanksgiving from Tom Turkey

This week’s quote comes directly 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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So much to do!

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 week’s 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. Get suggested step by step

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Working with a crack pot?!

What a crackpot! We hear it from offices everywhere. Urban and Webster define “crackpot” as: crazy, insane, eccentric, foolish, harebrained, oddball, flake, geek, irrational, fruitcake, nut case, screwball and crank.

I often hear it used more loosely as someone with a flaw – like a cracked pot.

Let’s hear it for the wise leader who remembers and reminds all on the team that…

Be sure to read and share the accompanying story: Working with a Bunch of Crack Pots?

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Similar situation;different metaphor:

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