That New Year’s Resolution

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Personal Development, Positive Attitude 

A new year has begun and a countless list of New Year’s resolutions have been made by many. A large number of those resolutions won’t last the month! OK, I admit I tend to be optimistic about people (because many will tell me that most New Year’s resolutions don’t last the first week).  Resolutions are great decisions that people usually commit to in order to change their life or the life of someone else for the better. So why do so many “forget” or “lose track of” whatever it is they said they were going to do? I’m sure you’ve never been one of those people. 😉 Admit it. We’re all guilty of not committing to the resolutions we’ve supposedly committed to. But why is that? It’s simple…a sincere passion for it is missing. It’s so much easier to commit to a change that can help you follow your passion…whatever that passion may be. Read more

Giving Thanks…Always

Today is Thanksgiving and many people around the world celebrate it. I originally thought it was only an American holiday being that my recollection recalls learning about how the pilgrims in New England, USA, celebrated the first one in order to give thanks for the bountiful harvest they had that year. It eventually became a holiday tradition that started to include not only the bountiful harvest but all areas that a person or community could be thankful for. Family, friends, health, a home, you name it. Having something in one’s life where not having it would make life less enjoyable is always something to be thankful for. Read more

You Can Tell a lot from a Person’s Handshake

September 20, 2011 by · 18 Comments
Filed under: Culture and Diversity, Networking, Relationships 

This is probably a topic that has been beaten down so much that I’m almost embarrassed to write about it. But I can’t help it. You can tell a lot about a person from the way they shake hands with you. Whether they intend to let you know or not.  How can that be? How do you know if the person doesn’t have a weak hand or some other medical condition preventing them from doing any other type of handshake other than as though you are shaking hands with a piece of tissue paper? Or maybe the person does not know their own strength (which is why I can’t feel my hand for a few minutes after I shake it with him)? How can you really tell a lot about a person by the way they shake hands with you? Read on and I’ll share some thoughts on that very topic… Read more

52 Powerful Quotes on Leadership, Action and Motivation

Why do we like quotes so much? A good reason for many of us is that you don’t have to read a book to get to the point. Quotes can be very short, straight to the point and thought provoking. Sometimes, there’s just so much wisdom and life experiences in one short sentence that you can almost sense and understand what the author has gone through to reach the point they are attempting to make! Here are some quotes that have thought provoking to me in my own leadership journey. Do you recognize any of these?

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A Solemn Remembrance…

September 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Social Awareness 

This morning I woke up as I do most days. While still in bed, I took a deep breath of fresh air while stretching a little bit. I then got out of bed and went down stairs to get ready for the day. As I was getting a drink of water I remembered what day it was. It was 10 years after the day that changed the world of my generation and the generation after me forever. 10 years ago today I was a few months into a new job at a large southern Connecticut insurance firm. Finishing my cup of coffee while at my computer terminal, I remember I started to get up to walk towards one of the break rooms where the department kept one of their coffee makers. In that same room there was also a cable television set that was usually set to one of the local news channels. As I rounded the corner of the row my desk was in, I noticed a large number of people congregating just outside Read more

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