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Why Integrity Matters

Honesty is Always the Best Policy.  At least that’s what the poster says. But aren't there exceptions to every rule? Zig Ziglar, author of Born to Win, doesn't think so.  He insisted, "The most influential persuasion tool in your entire arsenal is your integrity."...

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Mental Illness at Work: Tips for Employers & Employees

It is hard to ignore a co-worker whose eyes fill with tears during a meeting for no apparent reason.  A colleague may angrily explode without provocation.  A responsible colleague who was a model of timeliness arrives increasingly late to work or struggles to meet...

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Create Group Norms That Build Trust

Every group has its own rules that guide how they do business and get things done.  These patterns of behavior may be a conscious set of established guidelines for conducting a meeting – or an unconscious lack of boundaries that allow members of the group to bully,...

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10 Top Tips to Be a Successful Leader

"Leadership is not about a title or a designation," insists leadership expert, Robin Sharma.  "It's about impact, influence and inspiration." Successful leaders are not impressed by titles.  They possess subject matter expertise and tools that produce results – but...

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What Churches Must Do to Attract Millennials

“We’ve got to figure out how to get young adults back to church,” insisted a congregant. "If we don't get them back, we'll die." “Millennials aren't interested in going to church anymore," agreed a church elder. I believe it's more accurate to say many Millennials are...

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How to Help Youth Communicate and Resolve Conflict

A fight erupted in the school hall and both boys had bloody noses. They had to be pulled apart by four adults. Mrs. Walker, the assistant principal, intervened. "He said my cousin is stupid," growled Michael. "No one insults my family." "Liar!" angrily shouted James....

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How to Help a Child Who is LD (Learns Differently)

Schools often assign students to learning groups. It doesn't take kids long to figure out who belongs to which group. Like them, I understood who belonged to the butterfly group when I was a child (the smart kids) – and those who were caterpillars (kids who weren't...

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A Survey for Adults and Children They Love

Malala Yousafzai, human rights and education activist, said, "Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." When Malala was 17 years old, she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize. Words have power. So do...

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