EXPECTATIONS & PREPARATION OF THE PAST VS TODAY’S CHILDREN

What do you see that is different in the photos of schools 100 years ago vs Today? What is the first thing you notice that is different between the two pictures above?  The left photo was taken more than 70 years ago, and the right photo was taken recently.  Some differences may seem very obvious, … Read more

What Stress Are Children Feeling during this Pandemic?

  COVID has been taking a big toll on the lives of all Americans and others for well over a year, but who is feeling the stress more: parents or children?  Clearly, both have felt the negative impact of this intensely overwhelming, unusual and devastating crisis.  Surveys were done in 2020, which were researched, examined, … Read more

EXERCISES TO EXPLORE DIVERSITIES

All Humans Have their Differences What is your organization doing to promote and enhance a healthier, supportive, and more unified work culture?  There seems to be more and more talk about the differences among us, instead of all the things we have in common.  Obviously, there will always be differences from one person to another.  … Read more

Challenges Many Have in Managing a Job Search

There are numerous people in a Job Search these days, and it is quite common for these people to not get positive responses or ANY response.  A Job Search requires a lot of strategic efforts with very good follow-ups.  You can’t expect to fill out an online application and expect instant offers.  This is just … Read more

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE AFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC ON CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS?

With families dealing with multiple concerns stemming from the world’s pandemic, though children may not verbalize their thoughts and feelings, you can be sure that they exist, and many reactions may surprise you. When a father came home one evening and shared with his family that he had been downsized, losing his job that he’d … Read more

IDEAS FOR STIMULATING GROWTH IN OUR AREA

In these times of extreme stress and mixed emotions, we need the insight and out-of-the-box thinking, which could produce proactive and productive ideas and creations that would ignite the creative juices needed for positive outcomes.  There are those people, who possess a unique ability to conger up ideas and creations, that can stimulate fresh approaches, … Read more

Are Your Leaders Demonstrating the Best Values and Principles

Leaders Should Exemplify Good High Integrity There have been numerous people to negatively comment on our leaders of today, and though no one is perfect, our country’s leaders are often expected to be above reproach and hold themselves to higher standards.  This includes leaders who refrain from negatively commenting on other associate’s behaviors and actions.  … Read more

When Should Your Organization Develop Strategic Plans for the New Year

When speaking with a group of experienced professional leaders and asking what specific plans have been researched and decided for their organization in preparation for 2021, surprisingly many  have not made any proactive decisions or preparatory plans regarding their workforces in 2021.  With many or most governing organizations delaying the release of any guidelines, requirements, … Read more

Counting The Blessings – Not Just over the Holidays

With all the rushing around we tend to do this time of year, it is so easy to forget and overlook those small gestures of caring from those who genuinely value our relationships, including co-workers.  This year we have all been especially under stress and allowed our minds to be cluttered with numerous concerns and … Read more

Experiences Can Motivate Us to Accomplish Priorities

Most people need to have “purpose” in their lives, which gives their lives more meaning and can motivate them to get up each day.  It is not unusual for you to have experienced some sad event, which leaves you with a desire to help such an event not to repeat itself.  The tasks needed to … Read more