From Kelly's Desk

Remember… there’s no Do-overs in Email

“Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely necessary.” – Bill Cuppy – American Author In a world of fast internet speeds and instant messages, all of us are guilty of thoughtlessly sending a quick email without realizing the tone or effect our words have on the receiver. Correspondence is an art form […]

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Strong Work Ethics

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Upholding and preserving strong worth ethics in your field of business not only shows your strength among fellow employees, but also gives your business a firm reputation. A strong worth ethic is the backbone to a […]

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Learning from Failure

“Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki Learning from our failures, both personal and professional, is no easy task, especially when we’re frustrated, disappointed or demoralized. It can be embarrassing to fail and we all do it. It is a natural part of growth […]

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Peer Advisory Groups

From billion dollar corporations to small local businesses, associates and owners can benefit from the collaboration of professional peer advisory groups. Peer advisory groups allow professionals to connect with other entrepreneurs from different industry backgrounds to share alternative ideas and solutions to challenges and opportunities. The purpose of a peer advisory group is to cultivate […]

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Thinking Right with Vistage

We have all heard the expression, “There is strength in numbers,” and most of us would agree that multiple brains are better than just one. But what many people may not know, is there is danger in more than two brains collaborating together if that collaboration is not done correctly. In 1972, Irving Janis coined […]

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Creativity in Your Business

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  ~ Walt Disney Continuing success in business doesn’t always include becoming bigger and working harder, it does always require creating innovative ways to improve existing processes and trying new ideas to overcome old […]

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Keeping Your Word

How often do we make a commitment and then fail to do it? Our word is a matter of integrity. Our word and commitments are important, have value, and show our goals and desires. There is an old saying “let your word be your bond.” We have all had personal experiences where friends or colleagues […]

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Working from Home

Imagine waking up every morning and starting your work day at your home office desk with your coffee without the stress of a traffic commute or the office politics that waste time and are a distraction to the business of the day. Sound nice? Depending on your personal preferences and goals, working from home may […]

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Screen Reading

Digital screens are in our pockets, on our wrists, in our briefcases, purses, suitcases, cars, planes, living rooms, on our desks at work and now even on gas pumps. No matter where we go, how we get there or what field we work in we are the generation of screens. Screen reading is the new normal and we all are […]

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The Results of Handwriting

When was the last time you put a pen to paper and wrote a note? In our anonymous digital age, the need for a personal mark is increasingly more important, but in a world of touchscreens and tablets can the role of handwriting survive? Not only is personal writing an important skill, but it is […]

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