From Kelly's Desk

Stop Being “A” Leader, and Start Becoming “THE” Leader

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” Ray Kroc ~ American Entrepreneur Exceptional leaders inspire the creation of a team and aim to shift workplace cultures in positive directions. They require strong traits in themselves like confidence, charisma and trustworthiness for people to follow. To help us understand […]

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Negotiate Your Way to Success*

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy Negotiating may present itself at any time and any place; it’s a skillful process to be learned and most importantly practices. The goal in skillful negotiating is to find a mutual understanding crafted to satisfy both party’s […]

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Unravel Self-Sabotage in your Life

Insightful presentation from Vistage speaker, Jason Hartanov. We have all made major changes in our lives where big and often difficult decisions are mulled over and decided.  Whenever we take a big leap that proves positive, we may experience a negative physical reaction like a headache or lack of sleep for days. Why is that? […]

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Avoid the Summertime Blues at Work

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ~ Charles Bowden, American Author With schools across the country dismissed for the summer break this past week and the smell of Memorial Day cookouts in the air, the official kickoff to summer is here. Summer time means longer days soaking up the sun on the […]

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Let’s Get Social

Many of us have one of those friends who feels the need to let the world know exactly what they are doing and when they are doing it through social media. I don’t believe I would be going out on limb to say that this kind of behavior is downright annoying. But, social media is […]

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Don’t Fall Prey to Cyber-Attacks

“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.”  — Ronald Reagan Every day it seems we hear about the too common corporate breaches that have impacted retail enterprises, banks and government offices. Whether a large company or a small local business, we are all at […]

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You Never Get a Second Shot at a First Impression

 “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford There are hundreds of social media sites where you can spend hours researching all kinds of ideas, people, and news but not all that information can be beneficial to your business. Investing in your professional network involves using websites like LinkedIn, the […]

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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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